You will not want to miss the 2024 Life Matters Summit.
The emotional, spiritual and professional health of pregnancy help workers, has never been more critical. We believe no pregnancy help worker should do their lifesaving work feeling overwhelmed, ill-equipped, unsupported, or disconnected. The SUMMIT provides spiritual renewal, practical coaching, and invaluable community to your frontline champions.
"Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life." Proverbs 4:23
We filled our roster for November 2021, and then we rescheduled. Most have recommitted to May 2022. Watch this space!
There are currently no COVID-related restrictions in effect at Maranatha, but we will update this FAQ should conditions change. Unlike 2020, there are no limits on the number of people in a conference room, no spacing requirements, no questions about symptoms or possible exposures, no vaccine requirements, and no temperature readings prior to entrance to the facility.
Please do not attend the Summit if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID:
The Summit is held at:
Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference
4759 Lake Harbor Road
Muskegon, Michigan 49441
Lodging for the Summit is available at Maranatha and nearby hotels.
Full Summit For guests attending the Summit Wednesday through Friday (May 4-6). New this year! "Prequel" sessions Wednesday afternoon, evening (optional), and Thursday morning before the rest of the Summit begins... for spiritual renewal and to prepare your heart.
Two-Day Summit Regular schedule of plenaries and workshops over 2 days, Thursday and Friday (May 5-6).
Registration fees for the Full Summit and Two-Day Summit are lower when you lodge at Maranatha because meals and day fees are included. Those lodging two nights receive meals valued at $91.50; for one night the value is $60.40.
One-Day Attend the Summit either Thursday or Friday, no lodging needed.
Admission includes a conference notebook.
15% DISCOUNT for centers that are associated with Life Matters Worldwide.
DEADLINE for registration is April 11, 2022.
REFUND POLICY: If you cancel for any reason after April 11, 2022, a $30 fee will be deducted from your refund. Refunds are processed after the Summit. After April 18, $30 plus the cost of meals will be deducted from your refund.
Registration for The Summit will be through our store. The deadline for registration is April 11, 2022.
Reminder: Make your lodging reservations at Maranatha to take advantage of better Summit registration rates. When you reserve lodging at Maranatha meals and day-fees are included, enabling us to charge less for The Summit.
Lodge rooms are spacious, air-conditioned, and have 2 queen beds and a bath. Duneside suites have 2 queen beds, a sofa sleeper, air-conditioning, one bath, and a fully equipped kitchen. Placements will be designated by Life Matters Worldwide. Take a virtual tour!
2021 RATES FOR ONE NIGHT, THURSDAY MAY 5:
Meals included: Lunch and dinner Thursday, breakfast and lunch Friday (valued at $60.40/person).
2021 RATES FOR TWO NIGHTS, WEDNESDAY MAY 4 & THURSDAY MAY 5:
Meals included: Dinner Wednesday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner Thursday; breakfast and lunch Friday (a $91.50/person value).
The deadline for lodging reservations is April 11, 2022.
Note: Discounts do not apply to Maranatha lodging rates. Accommodations are available at other hotels in the area. Lodging reservations do not include the cost of Summit registration.
Refund policy: If you cancel for any reason after April 11, a $30 fee will be deducted from your refund. Refunds are processed after the Summit. After April 18, $30 plus the cost of meals will be deducted from your refund.
You will be able to make lodging reservations through our store. We recommend you use the Edge browser, rather than Chrome, for ease of use at the present time.
Note: Other accommodations are available in the area.
Summit registration without lodging at Maranatha includes Thursday's lunch and dinner and Friday's lunch.
Guests who reserve lodging at Maranatha for Thursday night receive lunch and dinner on Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Friday (a $60.40 value per person).
Guests who reserve lodging at Maranatha for Wednesday and Thursday nights receive dinner on Wednesday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner Thursday; and breakfast and lunch on Friday (an $91.50 value per person).
Every Summit guest receives a conference notebook with ample space for notes.
Please do not bring children to Summit sessions as they may become a distraction to others; childcare is not provided.
*Rooms at Maranatha do have a blow dryer and iron/ironing board.
If you're coming for the Full Summit, plan to check in between noon and 2:30 pm on Wednesday May 4. The first Prequel session begins at 3:00 pm.
If you're arriving Wednesday May 4 for the Two-Day Summit, check-in begins at 4:00 pm and will continue after dinner, which is from 5:30-6:30.
► Thursday morning check-in is from 9:00 to 10:00 am.
► For those coming Friday-only, check-in is from 8:30 to 9:00 am.
The Summit provides ample opportunity for pro-life vendors to reach people who'll use their resources. Our guests enjoy meeting and interacting with you. And we reward participants who engage with every vendor. One of our Summit guests said, "It's good to put a face with the organizations and nice to have a chance to ask questions." Learn more in the FAQs below and download the details.
Exhibit space costs $125 and includes the following:
Exhibitors and advertisers must adhere to our Standards of Operation for PPCs.
Affordable advertising is available in the Summit notebook, whether your organization exhibits at The Summit or not.
Rates and sizes:
Reserve advertising space through our store. Summit advertisers must adhere to Life Matters Worldwide's Standards of Operation for pregnancy care centers. We must have your ad by April 11, 2022.
Reserve exhibiting or advertising display space by contacting email@example.com. The deadline for reserving display space is April 11, 2022.
Yes! No purchase is necessary to submit items for Summit guest tote bags, but please provide us with a description of the items you wish to contribute in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We only ask that materials align with our Standards of Operation for pregnancy care centers.
Life Matters Worldwide must receive articles for tote bags no later than April 25, 2022.
Quantity required: 100-150 pieces
Exhibitors should be available at their display during all breaks, but yes, they may attend plenary sessions and workshops. Exhibitors should expect to be seated last in a workshop and make room for regular Summit guests when workshops are crowded.
Lodging is available on-site at Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference. See Summit FAQs for venue details and which meals are included with lodging. The deadline for reserving lodging is April 11, 2022.
Exhibitors may set up their displays the Wednesday before The Summit from noon to 5:30 pm and 6:30 to 9:00 pm, and on Thursday morning from 8:00 to 10:00 am. Tear down your display during the last session on Friday, from noon to 2:30 pm. View Schedule
In addition to regular exhibiting and advertising opportunities, your organization is invited to have a bigger role at The Summit with increased exposure and impact. Download a full description of sponsorship benefits.
Two levels of sponsorship are available:
EVEREST level: 2 display tables in the exhibit hall, 2 full-page ads, lodging and meals for up to 2 people, 2 dedicated emails to Summit guests, linked logos in online Summit marketing, logo recognition in Summit marketing materials, stage time in 1 plenary session at The Summit, and more. 2 slots available.
DENALI level: 2 display tables in the exhibit hall, 1 full-page ad, lodging and meals for 1 person, 1 dedicated email to Summit guests, linked logos in online Summit marketing, logo recognition in Summit marketing materials, and more. 2 slots available.
BASE CAMP level: Regular exhibiting and advertising. Unlimited slots available.
► To reserve a sponsorship slot, contact email@example.com
►Summit sponsors must adhere to Life Matters Worldwide's Standards of Operation.