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November 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - November 5, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Green Lake Pastors and Leaders’ Retreat

As a Regional Team, we want to provide opportunities for you to gather with other Vineyard Pastors and Leaders to focus on ways that we can become healthier, better equipped for ministry, and more deeply focused on the kingdom work that Jesus has called you to. Over the years, Green Lake has become one of our favorite times to do that.

You are invited to join us this year at Green Lake Conference Center, November 3–5, 2015, as we learn from guest speaker, Kris Miller, how we can equip ourselves to flourish from the inside out. We will spend time worshipping, leaning into personal soul care, and cultivating relationship with one another. We welcome all Pastors and Leaders throughout the Midwest North Region.

Registration will be open soon, through Monday, October 19, 2015 and we aways appreciate your prompt and early registrations!

About our Speaker

Kris Miller and his wife, Tori

Kris Miller and his wife, Tori Miller

 Kris Miller lives in Houston, TX with his wife, Tori, and their children. For the last ten years, Kris with his teams of counselors, spiritual directors, life coaches and other caregivers have led intensive retreats for senior pastors who have been in various forms of transition, crisis, or burn-out, for the Vineyard’s Pastor’s Sabbath Retreats and beyond. Senior leaders with a life-time of ministry experience have entrusted themselves to their care. Kris and his teams have been immersed in the lives of Christian leaders, learning what factors cause them to thrive as well as those that can cause them to crash. And now he is coming to our region to help us, as leaders, flourish.

Kris is a theologian and pastor to pastors. He is also an adjunct professor for Fuller Theological Seminary’s regional campuses, teaching systemic theology. He has a B.A. in biblical studies, M.Div., a M.A. in historical theology, and a Ph.D. in systemic theology from Durham University (UK). His doctoral research included attention to the relationship between theology and the sciences, informing a robust vision of human flourishing. In addition, he has been a spiritual director since 2006 and has been actively training other spiritual directors since 2010.

About Soul Care Options

Last year we offered hundreds of personal soul care appointments and are excited to offer a full day again this year. Many leaders had life changing experiences and we’ve enjoyed hearing story after story of the fruit that has come, even months later, from those that participated in individual soul care appointments.

We would love to have Pastors and Leaders interested in serving our Region through soul care appointments. Those registered for the conference and also serving will be only be scheduled to serve half of the day so that they too, can receive soul care.

When you register, you will be prompted to prioritize the list of soul care appointment types from most interested to least interested. We are hoping each person registered will be scheduled for one soul care appointment of their choice and prophetic prayer. Appointments will be filled based on earliest registration and availability.

Wise Sage Advise
Pastors who have been in ministry for decades are highly respected for their longevity. Through their years of service, they have gleaned wisdom that only comes by living through it all. If you are at a cross-roads in your ministry and having trouble deciding which road to take, or you’d like to talk to a seasoned Vineyard Leader, you may find Wise Sage advice to be incredibly helpful on your journey.

Coaching (These appointment slots are now full)
Coaching is the process of coming alongside someone to help them get clarity and confidence in addressing life’s challenges. Coaching is not about telling people what to do, but is more about listening well and asking insightful questions. In cooperation with the Holy Spirit, coaching can help a person or team sort out where they are, identify obstacles, set goals for the future, discover where God wants them to go, and then help determine how to best get them there. If you are trained and released as a Coach, please consider serving other leaders by being on our team this year at Green Lake’s retreat.

Spiritual Direction (These appointment slots are now full)
In spiritual direction, you reflect on your life experiences. You will begin to recognize God’s presence in your life, and you will discover how God has been at work, seeking you out, drawing you to Himself. Within an atmosphere of prayerful conversation, you will become more aware of what is happening in yourself and the ways you have cooperated or resisted God’s grace and love. If you are trained and released as a Spiritual Director, please consider serving other leaders by being on our team this year at Green Lake’s retreat.

Immanuel Prayer
Through Immanuel Prayer you will have the opportunity to seek Jesus’ presence for emotional and spiritual healing. During your session, you will be guided and encouraged to connect with Jesus on a deep and intimate level. Softening your heart to hear how he wants to meet and heal you. If you are trained in Immanuel Prayer, please consider serving other leaders by being on our team this year at Green Lake’s retreat.

Prophetic Art
During your prophetic prayer appointment the person praying for you will invite the Holy Spirit to come and give them a picture for you. As they sketch the picture they receive, they will continue to ask God what the picture means. Then they will pray with you about what was sketched and what the Holy Spirit was saying. You may take the sketch with you at the end of your appointment. If you are trained in prophetic art, please consider serving other leaders by being on our team this year at Green Lake’s retreat.

Chair Massage (These appointment slots are now full)
Trained professional massage therapists from across the Region are coming to give chair massages at Green Lake. This was the most popular soul care session last year, and these appointment slots filled in a matter of minutes. If you are a trained massage therapist, please consider serving other leaders by being on our team this year at Green Lake’s retreat.

Prophetic Prayer
Prophetically gifted leaders will pray over each and every participant coming to Green Lake this year. If you are gifted prophetically, and have been trained and released in prayer ministry, please consider serving other leaders by being on our team this year at Green Lake’s retreat.


Please note, you will be signing up for soul care appointments through Registration.

The costs including lodging, meals, and conference materials are as follows:

Couple:   $320.00
Single:     $240.00
Double:   $165.00
Triple:      $150.00

If you are coming to Green Lake with your spouse,
please use the “Register with a spouse” link.

If you are coming to Green Lake without your spouse,
please use the “Register individually” link.

If you plan on having a roommate(s) that is not your spouse,
please use the “Register individually” link. *Your roommate(s) will need to register themselves.


Tuesday, November 3
1:00 pm Registration and Check In

3:00 pm Worship, Welcome, and Main Session I

5:00 – 6:00 pm Dinner 

7:00 pm Main Session II

Wednesday, November 4
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast 

9:00 am Soul Care Appointments 

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Soul Care Appointments

5:00 – 6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Main Session III

Thursday, November 5
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast and Soul Care Discussion

8:30 am Room Check Out

9:00 am Main Session IV

12:00 pm Depart (Lunch is on your own)



November 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
November 5, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
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