August 7-11, 2022

Collegiate Week is for college students and leaders who want to learn to passionately follow Jesus. Through worship, teaching, community and fun you and your group can experience the encouragement you need to kickstart a new year of college. Join thousands of students and leaders from across the US and Canada for 5 days that will change your life and help you be on mission with God.
Collegiate Week 17

Jay Sanders

Jay Sanders serves as Baptist campus ministry director at the University of South Florida. He works to connect college students with the gospel at USF as well as Hillsborough Community College, St. Petersburg College, University of Tampa, and Edison State College. He is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ.
He was originally born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and adopted into a family of five from a drug abusing mother. Life began for Jay when he accepted Christ as Savior at the age of seven. He fell in love with the scriptures and vocational ministry after studying two years at Word of Life Bible Institute and acquiring a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies at Liberty University.
Jay is a family man, husband to Josefina Sanders, and father of twins (and a dog lover).With a contagious personality, joyful heart, and undeniable passion for God and the Next Generation, Jay communicates in a way that engages outsiders, is culturally relevant and Gospel centered.  His desire is to inspire the next generation to live full and die empty.

Collegiate Week 18

Paul Chitwood

Paul Chitwood was elected president of the IMB in November 2018. He previously had served as executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention since 2011. For 18 years prior to that, Chitwood served as the pastor of local churches of varying sizes in Kentucky. During his pastorates, he served as chairman of the International Mission Board’s trustees from 2008-10, part of his tenure as an IMB trustee from 2002-10. A native of Jellico, Tenn., Chitwood is a 1992 graduate of Cumberland College and earned the Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He served as a faculty member of the seminary between 2002 and 2018.He and his wife, Michelle, have four children.

Collegiate Week 19

Shane Pruitt

Shane serves as the National Next Gen Evangelism Director for the North American Mission Board (NAMB). He and his wife, Kasi, reside in Rockwall, TX with their five children – Raygen, Harper, Titus, Elliot, & Glory. He has been in ministry for over 18 years as a denominational worker, church planter, lead pastor, and student pastor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, a Master’s Degree in History, and a PhD in Clinical Christian Counseling.
Shane is also a traveling communicator, evangelist, and Bible teacher. Every year he speaks to tens of thousands about the good news of Jesus Christ. Shane is also the author of a popular blog, which has over 3 million views. His articles have been picked up by RELEVANT, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Gospel Coalition, CrossWalk, Church Leaders, The Baptist Press, FaithIt, HelloChristian, and many others. He is also a monthly guest and contributor on the Point of View Radio Show that airs on over 300 stations nationwide. Shane and his wife, Kasi, were featured as ABC’s Nightly News “Persons of the Week” in August 2017.
Shane has recently written a book with the major publishers, Waterbrook Multnomah and Penguin Random House. 9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God’s Truth Is Infinitely Better is available everywhere books are sold. He is the host of a NAMB podcast, called Next Gen on Mission, and the YouTube Channel – GenSend Conversations.

Collegiate Week 20

Tom Richter

Tom Richter is Pastor of Cullman First Baptist Church in Cullman, Alabama.  Before moving to Cullman, AL hr served for 14 years as a pastor in New York City at a church called New Hope Christian Church.  New Hope is located in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, NYC.

Collegiate Week 21

Putti Benner

As Associate Director of the Baptist Student Ministry at the University of Texas at Arlington, Putti is responsible with the BSM Director for the total scope of BSM ministry, local church and ministry relationships. She managed a program that involves a weekly evangelism training followed by an evangelism team sharing on campus through 2×2 contact evangelism. She is a graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington and received her Masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her and her husband have two daughters and a baby boy on the way. Some of their favorite things to do together is travel and lead mission trips overseas.

Collegiate Week 22

Gary Stidham

Director of the BSM at UT Arlington Gary moved to Dallas-Fort Worth in 2003 as the sole staff member at BSM. With a focus on evangelistic effectiveness, simple reproducible disciple-making processes, and preparing graduates for lifetime ministry, UTA BSM has grown to 9 staff on 3 campuses seeing dozens of students meet Jesus every year. UTA BSM developed an effective disciple-making movement in a challenging, diverse metro context with graduates leading ministries and starting churches across DFW and around the world. Gary and his wife Teresa have two teenage sons, Joshua and Benjamin.

Collegiate Week 23

Robert Rueda

Robert Rueda has served as the Director of the Baptist Student Ministry at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for the past 16 years. During this time he has developed and implemented effective strategies for evangelism, discipleship, and mobilization. He also directs innovative projects to empower students to find intersection points between entrepreneurship and faith. Robert sees the campus as a key launching pad for reaching the world with God’s word.

Breakaway Worship

Collegiate Week 24
Breakaway Worship is a collective of worship leaders, musicians, and songwriters dedicated to lifting high the name of Jesus on the campus of Texas A&M. Beyond leading worship at Breakaway Ministries every Tuesday night, Breakaway Worship exists to write songs that are for students, and about the life change that students experience at Breakaway. Their hope is that years from now, students would still be singing a chorus of a song from college because it marked such a powerful moment in their lives.



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Feb 15 - May 31



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Collegiate Week 2021 Schedule

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  • Online registration closes Friday, July 23 . No meals or lodging can be added after this date. Group or individuals providing their own meals and lodging can register after July 23rd by contacting Carissa Jones (cjones@oklahomabaptists.org or 405-942-3800 x4519).
  • Registration for children (birth – 5 grade) closes July 1 .
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  • We recommend registering for your lowest expected number, as there is no penalty for adding more people later.
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