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 9-14, 2023


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.

What’s the purpose?

The purpose of RUI is 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 that have worked on campus and discover programs and methods 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.



Our RUI Map for 2023 will be coming soon! Until then, feel free to use this resource provided by Evangel University!

Answers to FAQs

  • Please no children under 18.
  • There is a $50 non-refundable deposit.
  • Arrive for check in between 2:00 to 5:00 pm on July 9 and depart any time on July 14..
  • The airport code for Springfield airport is SGF.
  • Free transportation is available to/from campus for arrival/departure; please sign up here.
    • These RUI shuttle services will run on Sunday, July 9th from 9:30 am- 6:30 pm and Friday, July 14th, from 6 am-12 pm. If you are needing a ride outside of these times, here are 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.
  • There is free parking on campus if you drive. Registration includes: housing, bedding, all meals (dinner from July 9 through dinner July 14), parties, training materials, and t-shirt.
  • Casual, modest dress is appropriate throughout the week, but rooms are often cool.
  • Find things to do around Springfield here.
  • Questions? Contact Natalia Lynn.


Registration opens: 3/13/23

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