Cloud 9 2015 is held at Michindoh Retreat Center in Hillsdale, MI. The retreat is designed to stoke the fire that fuels our furnace and to provide a framework for students to embrace the intimacy of the Father’s heart, which provides the inner motivation that makes Christianity an inside-out experience. Cloud 9 is a regional Vineyard Youth Retreat, representing youth & leaders from throughout each of the Great Lakes Regions. Students will gain practical skills for hearing his voice, and recognizing those promptings from the Spirit that open the door to God’s extravagant grace. In all our retreats we want to focus specifically on the kingdom type of living that Jesus came to illustrate for us in our lives.

Above all, we are about encouraging and equipping students to become the leaders of their own lives, their communities, and of the future church.

What to expect

Connect

Connect

One of the great things about a regional retreat is seeing friends who live far away, making new ones, and connecting with those who live in your home town on a deeper level. We’ve scheduled some free time just for this purpose. Choose from rock climbing, canoeing, to napping, a hay ride, simply hanging out, prayer, or a variety of other activities!

Grow

Grow

Much of the weekend is centered on fostering growth for youth & leaders! There are four main sessions which include talks which focus on our need for the Father & Kingdom living. Each talk is followed by time for ministry. In addition to these sessions, there are two workshop sessions, led by pastors & leaders from the region. This is a spirit led weekend!

Serve

Serve

We have a unique opportunity to equip students & to stand witness as they usher the kingdom of God into the lives of future generations. This is why we encourage students to serve both before & throughout the weekend. Whether it is worship, intercession, interning, sharing, or anything else, we encourage you to contact the board and begin leading today.

Go

Go

During our final session, we practice spiritual direction, pray, hear testimonies, and celebrate the Lord’s Supper. This is our commission as we conclude the weekend. We all head into our vehicles to drive home, but the work does not stop there. Cloud 9 is a commissioning of youth; we are called higher, take take what we’ve learned to serve & to lead.

Cloud 9 Board