Reach the University Institute (RUI) is Chi Alpha’s annual training conference and orientation required for interns, but open to all Chi Alpha affiliates who want to learn Chi Alpha culture. We are excited to welcome you to a week’s worth of training where we will learn together how to be better missionaries who make better disciples.

JULY 7-12, 2024


1111 N. Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802


Reach the University Institute = RUI


“And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses,

commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

– 2 Timothy 2:2

This is not just the commission of the Apostle Paul to his disciple Timothy. This is the commission of King Jesus to His entire Church. Furthermore, this letter is Paul’s last letter. You can feel the urgency as Paul is saying to the next generation—disciple others who will disciple others so the spiritual lineage will not die, and Jesus can come back. If you are at RUI, it is because someone considered you a faithful person able to teach others.

Why RUI?

RUI exists to refine your discipleship skills by instilling into you the things we have heard among many witnesses. You will learn about healthy leadership, Holy Spirit empowerment, cross-cultural missions, and disciple-making groups. You will hear principles and discover programs that work on different campuses, all in an effort to cultivate a common culture across uncommon campuses.

Everything you are about to learn is for this purpose—training you to be better missionaries who make better disciples.

Additional Details

Conference Basics

  • There is a $50 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
  • Registration includes: housing, bedding, all meals (dinner from July 7 through dinner July 11), parties, training materials, and t-shirt.
  • RUI is a professional training conference and does not have accommodations for childcare. Please do not bring any children.
  • Casual, modest dress is appropriate throughout the week, but rooms are often cool.
  • There will be some free time during RUI. You can find things to do around Springfield here.


  • Arrive for check in between 2:00 to 5:00 pm on July 7 and depart any time on July 12.
  • The airport code for Springfield airport is SGF.
  • Free transportation is available to/from campus; please sign up here.
    • These RUI shuttle services will run on Sunday, July 7th from 9:30 am- 6:30 pm and Friday, July 12th, from 6 am-12 pm. For transportation outside of these times, contact other transportation services provided by Springfield, MO: Uber, Lyft, Springfield Royal Taxi (417) 733-3701, Springfield Airport Taxi Cab and Shuttle Service (417) 720-0654, and Springfield Yellow Cab Company (417) 862-5511.
  • Free parking is available on campus if you drive.

Questions? Contact Christina Winters.


Registration is open for RUI 2024! Your registration includes your room, meals, and all the sessions.

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