Info & FAQs


Saddleback Church

1 Saddleback Pkwy, Lake Forest, CA 92630


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Pre-Registration Discount:  Pre-register for Summit now and receive $10 off  when full registration opens.  (No payment is due now.  Discount codes will be sent via email.)


Full Registration:  (Open January – March 2012) Members – $109;  Non-Members – $159  (Learn more about Alliance membership)


Late Registration:  (April 1 – April 30, 2012)  Members – $125;  Non-Members – $175  (Learn more about Alliance membership)


Registration includes morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon snack on each day.  A full service coffee shop and eatery is available on-site.  Local restaurants are available at a convenient distance for the dinner break.  Special dinner tickets may be available for on-site meals prior to the evening sessions. (more information to come soon)


Parking is free and plenteous at Saddleback Church.


Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a reason for more than one person from a church to attend?

Many churches prefer to have more than one person attend Summit.  With the broad range of concurrent breakout sessions, multiple attendees can take home a fuller range of information.  Many ministries use conference networking and meal breaks to begin shaping a plan and ideas for further ministry once they return home. In addition, two or more attendees often return home with a deepened relationship and vision that can form the foundation for future ministry.

Is this conference best suited for church leaders, lay leaders, non-profits, or organizations?

All of the above!  Breakout sessions will include themes specifically designed for pastors, laymen, Christian orphan care non-profits, and individuals looking for more information on orphan care and ministry.

Will there be sign interpreters?

Yes, sign interpreters can be available for the plenary sessions.  Please email us at if you would like to request this service.


What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers admission to all sessions and breakouts, conference materials, and entry to the Steven Curtis Chapman Concert.

Are any discounts available?

Yes!  Sign up now and receive a $10 discount code via email to use when payment is due during Full Registration.  Also, a discounted rate is available for any Alliance member or member applicant (see above for prices).  This discounted rate includes any individual, church, or organization that applies for membership.

What’s included in the Evening Only registration?

Evening Only registration covers plenary session with Francis Chan, “Faultless” movie premiere, Men and Women and the Cause of the Fatherless and entry to the Steven Curtis Chapman Concert. See the Summit schedule for more details.


How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

Summit is negotiating special shuttle rates with a local company—details to follow.

Where do I stay?

Special conference rates are available at designated area hotels.  Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservations.  (Hotel reservations cannot be made through the registration site.)  Please find all lodging information and links for special rates HERE.

Where can I get driving directions and a map?

You can find driving directions and a map HERE.

How can I coordinate my travel with others in my area?

The Alliance Facebook page is available to post questions and look for others who may be traveling from your area.


What meals are included with my registration?

Registration includes morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon snack on each day.  A full service coffee shop and eatery are available on-site.  Local restaurants are available at a convenient driving distance for the dinner break.  Dinner tickets are $10 and can be added during online registration.  A limited number of dinner tickets may be available for purchase during on-site registration, visit the help desk for more information.

What additional eating options are available on the Saddleback campus?

Saddleback Church offers a variety of on-site eateries including a coffee house and deli.  See on-site options HERE.


How do I apply for membership?

Alliance membership is easy.  Visit the Alliance membership page to download an application.   Applications can be easily submitted online.