Training Seminar Details

A Biblical Approach to Successful Ministry Partner Development

WHAT: Gain a Biblical perspective on building a team of prayer and financial partners. Learn how to connect with and mobilize the partners needed to accomplish the mission you are passionate about.

WHEN: Friday, April 3, 2020 through Saturday, April 4, 2020. The Friday sessions start at 1 pm and end at 10 pm. The Saturday sessions start at 9 am and conclude at 10 pm. Departures should be planned for Sunday, April 5, 2020.

WHERE: University Baptist Church, 1223 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA, 22903...across from The University of Virginia (UVA).

COST of the SRT: $92.00 per person. This fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.​​​

REGISTRATION: Registration is closed.

PRE–SEMINAR WORK: You should plan on 12 hours to complete the pre-seminar work before attending the SRT. Click here to access the first set of assignments on Dropbox (2 hours of work). Once Mike Olejarz receives your registration form and payment, he will send you the class code needed to sign up for the Northeast SRT class at You will be asked to to pay a $41 tech fee (this is in addition to your $77 SRT registration fee) in order to access the additional VSR pre-work assignments (10 hours of work)


Note: The SRT weekend is built on the pre-work. You need to have all pre-work completed by April 1 (Wednesday) so that the SRT faculty can verify you are prepared for the weekend.

TRAVEL: Charlottesville is accessible by Greyhound Bus, Amtrak train, and airline service. We recommend you check in with your UVA Chi Alpha host before coming to the SRT site. Please plan to arrive at the SRT site between 12:15 - 12:45 pm on Friday, April 3 to check in. Lunch will be on your own. If you are traveling to the SRT by bus, train, or plane (and you want to be picked up), email you arrival and departure times, along with carrier and appropriate numbers to Mike Olejarz at Example: I will arrive on April 3 at 11:00 am on Amtrak #12 from Pittsburgh; depart on Sunday, April 5, on Amtrak #760 at 8:00 am.

HOUSING: Complimentary lodging with UVA Chi Alpha students will be provided for Friday and Saturday. If you needed to come in on Thursday due to your travel from outside of Charlottesville, we can provide housing that night as well. Someone from UVA Chi Alpha will contact you a few days before the SRT to introduce themselves and indicate they will be hosting you for the SRT weekend. They will give you their campus address, contact information, and your housing arrangements (i.e., do you need to bring a sleeping bag/pillow, etc.). 

PARKING ON CAMPUS: We offer housing with UVA Chi Alpha students near campus where you can park at their dorm or apartment, and walk to the seminar site. Parking is available for a daily fee at garages on or near campus and near University Baptist Church. There will be NO parking at University Baptist Church for SRT participants.

MEALS: You are responsible for your own meals. There are plenty of food options within walking distance of University Baptist Church on Main Street. The host you stay with will offer breakfast, but you are responsible for lunch and dinner on Friday, as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday.

BONUS HELPS: Download and utilize this support raising brochure and video.  

WHO: This two day seminar is for any Chi Alpha staff needing help to strengthen their fund raising skills; people heading into a Campus Missionary In Training (CMIT) experience with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries; people preparing for a “Give a Year” experience as a Campus Missionary Associate (CMA); students raising funds for spring break and/or summer mission efforts; missionaries outside of Chi Alpha who have not raised their budget yet, or for anyone who has never received training in raising funds for mission service.  This training will give you the tools and confidence you need to see more results from your efforts.

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