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College Connection Conference

May 15-19, 2017


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How do you make big changes happen? How can you be a faithful follower of Jesus with your actions and words?

“It’s not naïve to think that you can change the world. It’s naïve to think you could possibly be in the world and not change it. So which changes will you make?”

     – David LaMotte, 2017 keynote leader

Join us for College Connection 2017 with David LaMotte and discover the strengths inside of yourself so that you can be the change you want to see in the world.

Relax and experience a week that’s filled with new friends, renewal, worship and fun at a place that’s like no place else – Mo-Ranch!

Conference activity highlights include worship, keynote presentations, vespers, stand up paddle board yoga, campfires, a private concert with David LaMotte, small group time, volleyball tournament, ropes course, free time and more!

Matthew 22:34-40, NRSV

When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

College Connection invites rising sophomores through recent college graduates to attend.

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2017 Conference Leadership

2017 Keynote Leader: David LaMotte

David is an award-winning songwriter, speaker, author and activist. He has produced 11 CDs and performed 2500 concerts on 5 continents. He has published two illustrated children’s books, S.S. Bathtub, a rhyming book for small children based on his award-winning song of the same name, and White Flour, a whimsical introduction to nonviolence, based on true events. David’s most recent projects include his 2014 book Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness, and, a website that nourishes positive change by inspiring and empowering people to take action on issues they care about.

“It’s not naive to think you can change the world. It’s naive to think you could possibly be in the world and not change it. So which changes will you make?”
— David LaMotte

 jenna-bailey2017 Music Leader: Jenna Bailey

Jenna is a senior at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and will graduate in May with a degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. She grew up attending conferences at Mo-Ranch and has led music at Junior High Jubilee the past two summers. She is passionate about music and has been playing guitar, singing and writing music for 12 years. She is excited to come back to Mo-Ranch for College Connection and looks forward to meeting everyone!

Click here to download the schedule, Please note, this schedule is in-process and is subject to change.


All participants will be housed in The Milk Barn or Bunk Houses I & II. The original Moran milk barn has been converted into a homey southwest lodge with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, large living room and kitchen. Sleeps 30 people. Connected to the Barn are Bunk Houses I and II. Bunk House I sleeps 16 people and Bunk House II sleeps 18 people in bunk beds. Each facility has shared baths. All linens are provided.


All-inclusive college rate: $398 (includes lodging for four nights, conference tuition and all meals during the conference)
Commuter rate: $245 (excludes housing, includes conference tuition, lunch and dinner during the conference)


A deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 60 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 60 days full payment is required at the time of registration.

Full refund less $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 10 days prior to the conference.

There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 10 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

Arrival & Departure

Arrive and check-in between 4 and 6 p.m. on the day the conference begins. Conference begins with dinner at 6 p.m. and ends mid-morning on the day of departure.

Stuff to Bring

Water bottles! Bible, casual clothes, closed-toe shoes for ropes course, swim suit, swim towel, river shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, flashlight, toiletries, notebook and spending money.


Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.

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