Additional Information

Call for Papers

The 2nd Global Congress on Sport and Christianity Advisory Board invites high quality work on sport and Christianity, in all of its forms, from scholars in fields such as theology, religious studies, kinesiology, psychology, history, philosophy, ancient and modern languages, literature, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, economics, and business; or from practitioners in fields such as ministry, sport ministry, mission work, counseling, social work, and teaching/coaching.

Abstracts should be 200–250 words. Reference to published scholarship on the abstract topic is encouraged. Beyond the abstract, submission should include a presentation title, your name, institution or affiliation, a two-sentence (maximum) biography, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. The abstract and accompanying information should be submitted as Microsoft Word or PDF (or compatible) files. Scholars are encouraged to submit proposals in either of two categories:

  1. Proposals for individual papers: (20-minute presentation time) which the program committee will then group into appropriate parallel sessions.
  2. Proposals for complete parallel sessions: typically composed of 3 or 4 presenters at 20 minutes each and 10-minutes for discussion of each paper.

The deadline for submission of all types of presentations is Monday, April 1, 2019. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL PROPOSALS TO: Chad Carlson at

Letters of acceptance or rejection will be sent in mid-April 2019. The Advisory Board will evaluate all submissions according to their individual merit, contribution to the field, and fit within the total program. Please email Chad Carlson ( with any questions.

Important: Implicit Agreement to Attend Conference. Submission of an abstract indicates the author’s and co-authors’ intent to register for the conference at the appropriate conference fee and to be available to present on any of the days of the conference.

Example Abstracts (suggested content/style)
Example 1
Example 2

Continuing Education

Up to 16 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) will be available for Michigan teachers. Teachers from other states may be apply through their own DOE. Michigan teachers interested in earning SCECHs will received session sheets at the 2GCSC registration desk and will return them to the same desk with signatures at the end of the event. $40 for SCECH will also be required at this time. You will be sent an e-mail from the State requesting that you complete a short evaluation on-line, which must be completed within 30 days. Once you complete the evaluation you will be awarded the SCECH’s.

Where To Stay

There are many lodging options near Calvin University’s campus. You are responsible for booking your own stay while participating in the conference. We have worked out discounts or group rates at the following hotels. If you are an international participant then you may request to stay with a host family by emailing

  • Prince Conference Center at Calvin University
    1800 East Beltline SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    (616) 526-7200
    Space is limited and will fill up fast!

  • Hilton Garden Inn Grand Rapids East
    2321 East Beltline Ave SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    (616) 608-8800
    10-15% off stay (depending on day)
    Ask for Calvin University event discount
  • Holiday Inn—Grand Rapids Airport
    3063 Lake Eastbrook
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    (616) 285-7600
    Call or book here for event group rate
    Shuttle service is available

  • Best Western Hospitality Hotel and Suites—Grand Rapids Airport Location
    5500 28th Street
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    (616) 949-8400
    Call for event group rate
    Shuttle service is available

*While some hotels look like they’re within walking distance to campus, there are no pedestrian-friendly roadways. Please take this into account as you book your accommodations.

How To Get There

Find the Prince Conference Center and get driving directions HERE.

The Prince Conference Center has parking in front of and to the east of the building that is specifically for conference attendees. If you plan to visit other areas of Calvin University’s campus, it’s just a short walk across the pedestrian bridge to the main part of campus.