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Banquet, Student Retreat, Symposium, and NCCA

Locations, Accommodations, and Schedules


Student Retreat and Symposium attendees are welcome to stay at Heritage International Ministries Conference Retreat Center. The rooms (double occupancy) are not included in the registration cost. Additional nights, if needed before or after the event, can be obtained for $40 per night per person during registration (double occupancy). The ticket does not include lunches during the NCCA, but does include the Saturday night Banquet, and Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday.


In a change from previous years, we will not be coordinating individual transportation for all attendees. Transportation van service options will be provided by Trisha Trosclair, who has helped us out previously. You may contact Trisha directly with your travel details. There will be a flat rate of $25 per person for those who pre-register and pay by Oct. 8 with Trisha. You must schedule your ride and pay in advance. There will be three pick-up times scheduled per day.  Contact Trisha in order to plan accordingly. If you miss the pick-up time or want to schedule an individual pick up time, the cost will be $40 for the first person and $10 for each additional person. 

Another idea to consider may be using Uber which would be somewhere between $17-$40 and you would be responsible for arranging this completely on your own.

Van Shuttle: Trisha Trosclair    704-360-7803 

If you have other questions, feel free to call or email Matt Schmidt,, Phone 402-533-3898 (Call or text; prefer call)

Students: Students are responsible to get to the retreat center by no later than Saturday morning at 7:45 am in order to catch the bus to NCCA or they will be responsible to get to NCCA by themselves (first NCCA session officially starts at 8:30).

Transportation will be provided for students by bus:

  • Saturday morning from Morningstar Retreat Center to NCCA
  • Saturday afternoon following the NCCA to Retreat Center

Students are responsible for their own transportation home on Sunday evening.

Locations and Directions

Banquet, Lodging, Symposium & Student Retreat Location

Heritage International Ministries Conference Retreat Center

375 Starlight Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Minutes south of Charlotte, NC
Conference Center website:
Google Directions Link from  Symposium/Student Retreat to NCCA: []  (7.3 miles; 20 minutes) 
Google Directions Link from  NCCA Symposium/Student Retreat to: []  (7.9 miles; 20 minutes)

National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA)

Calvary Church
5801 Pineville Matthews Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
Church website:   Google location
Google Directions Link from NCCA to Symposium/Student Retreat:  []  (7.9 miles; 18 minutes) 

Friday Dinner Location (Friday evening)

**Please note: this is for Ratio Christi staff, Chapter Directors, and leaders only. If you are not with RC and wish to attend please contact for more information.
Dinner Location: to be Announced
The dinner will begin at 4:45, please leave NCCA at 4:30 in order to arrive for the dinner promptly at 4:45 

General Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 12 - Regional Directors Meeting. ONLY for Ratio Christi regional directors 

9 am - 6 pm Including lunch, dinner 

National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) Friday & Saturday, Oct. 13 & 14

Tickets can be purchased through Ratio Christi here if you are attending the Ratio Christi Symposium or Student Apologetics Weekend (discount available for RC staff) or sold separately by NCCA.  

Friday, October 13

You can purchase breakfast meals at the retreat center cafe. Opens at 7:00 am.

8:30 am - 4:45 attend NCCA

4:50 pm - 6:15 pm Dinner Break TBD

6:00 - 9:45 pm attend NCCA

Saturday, October 14

7:00 am You can purchase breakfast meals at the retreat center cafe.

7:45 am Students Board Bus to NCCA (Adults responsible for own transportation, but can use bus if room is available)

8:00 am  Transportation for students leaves retreat center for NCCA

You may also go directly to NCCA and check in there as a Ratio Christi student.
National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA)
Calvary Church (directions above)

8:30 am - 5:00 pm -  Attend sessions at NCCA

Banquet - J.P. Moreland

Location: Heritage International Ministries Conference Retreat Center. See directions above.

4:00 pm Check-In Begins
6:30 pm Banquet Begins
9:00 pm Banquet Ends
9:15 pm Game Night for Students, Directors, and Staff (Everyone is welcome)

Sunday, October 15 - Student Retreat and Symposium

Location: Heritage International Ministries Conference Retreat Center. See directions above.
7:15 - 8:30 Buffet Breakfast Included
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Worship, Sessions, Fellowship, Lunch Included

See detailed schedules for Saturday afternoon and Sunday:

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