The setting alone could make this weekend the highlight of your year, but what you’ll experience while at the Southwind Plantation could be one of the high points of your life. You’ll be moved by meaningful times of worship and be inspired by dynamic Christian speakers.
And perhaps best of all, you’ll learn how today’s generation of your people is bringing the hope of Christ to their homes, communities, churches and regions all over the world. You’ll discover how CIY is coming alongside the local church to help empower these young students to make a difference in the world – amplifying Christ’s call to a generation eager to have their voices heard.
CIY has challenged generations to live for Christ as Kingdom workers for 50 years. Today’s young generation is proclaiming the power of Christ to a desperate world, and it is pivotal that the church comes alongside them to help focus that message.
An increasing number of these 11-to-18-year-olds are attending church. This is a sign that they’re seeking something bigger, and they’re waiting for the church to train them to proclaim His name in ways that will reverberate across the globe.
At CIY’s Hunting for Hope weekend, you’ll discover how this ministry is creatively answering God’s call to meet this need head on. You’ll also learn how, with your help, we can prepare to reach an entire generation with Christ’s call to be Kingdom workers.
Al Robertson is the oldest son of Phil and Miss Kay Robertson. He helped start the family business, Duck Commander and left there in the late ‘80’s to serve as a Pastor for 22 years at the White’s Ferry Road Church in West Monroe, LA. He went back to Duck Commander in 2012 to begin appearing on the Robertson’s TV show, Duck Dynasty on A&E, which just ended after 11 Seasons and 131 episodes. He has authored and co- authored five books and speaks around the country about the reasons behind the success of the show and Robertson values of faith, family & ducks. Al & Miss Kay opened Miss Kay’s Sweets and Eats in West Monroe in 2016.
Kyle Sherman will lead times of worship throughout the weekend. Kyle is a singer-songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas who recently signed to RayLynn Records. He’s been leading worship for more than a decade, most recently at Lifechurch.TV’s Fort Worth campus. His album “Hear Me” was released last fall and has been receiving modest success.
Jason loves Jesus, loves his family and loves people. He is the pastor of CU church in Champaign, Illinois and is the Chaplain for the University of Illinois football team.
Mark Moore is teaching pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley in Peoria, Arizona – a congregation with a weekly attendance of over 31,000. He left a 22-year professorship at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri to lead a creative ministry-equipping program through this congregation. His study of the Bible and knowledge of God’s Word allows him to bring insight into God’s work in this world and the nuances of a daily relationship with the Father.
Tim Harlow has been the senior pastor of Parkview Christian Church since 1990 when he and his family came to a ministry that was running 150 in attendance in a heavily unchurched area. Today, Parkview is a multi-site church of more than 9,000 people in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, with campuses in Homer Glen, New Lenox, and Orland Park, Illinois.
In 1984, Tim met his wife, Denise, at Ozark Christian College and she has been his partner in life and ministry ever since. They have three daughters and three sons-in-law: Rachel and Ash Harris; Lauren and Tommy Carreras; and Becca and Andy Deming. They also have four grandchildren: Charlie, Olivia, George and Caleb.
Quail hunting, fishing, beautiful forests and rivers – if these are things that quicken your heart then Southwind Plantation could be a little peek into Heaven. Southwind is one of only 24 Orvis Endorsed wing-shooting facilities in the U.S. The facility offers some of the best quail hunting in the world and affords guests the opportunity to try their luck at catching one of the region’s trophy bass. And all of this is offered within an atmosphere that is perfect for the avid outdoorsman. The plantation also boasts a stellar skeet-shooting range, and if you join CIY for its Hunting for Hope weekend you’ll have the opportunity to compete in a skeet-shooting competition alongside other avid sportsmen and women from around the country.
Complimentary. It will be our pleasure to treat you to the entire weekend, including lodging and meals. Your only expense will be your air and ground transportation and any activities during free time. Thank you for understanding that this is an exclusive invitation and for adults only.
Evening of Day 1 - Registration and welcome reception, followed by dinner and an opening session with CIY President Andy Hansen. Day 2 & 3 - Morning devotions and hunting. Evening sessions to include the keynote speaker, Alan Robertson, one evening. Morning of Day 4 - Worship celebration with Kyle Sherman and brunch.
Available reservations are limited, so please respond as soon as possible. Make your reservation online or call (888) 765-4249 ext. 190.