Helpful Things


You might've noticed by now that Higher Things does youth ministry differently than everyone else. We believe in teaching the historical traditions of our Lutheran faith to pass it on to the next generations. We help to bring young people up alongside the "less-young," building on their baptismal faith, and mentoring them into what we believe, teach, and confess so that they are equipped to be faithful adults who do the same when it's their turn. HELPFUL THINGS will teach you about youth ministry, Higher Things style, from our philosophy to the practical.
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Helpful Things: Communicate Effectively with Your Youth
February 23rd, 2021
Our events executive, Crysten Sanchez, has extensive experience working with youth in church, camp, and conference settings. She'd like to share with you some helpful communication tips to use as you seek to nurture a sense of camaraderie and cohesiveness amongst your youth....
Helpful Things: Sex, Sexuality, and Baptism
February 9th, 2021
Our culture today is saturated with sexuality. Sexuality has become all about who you love, or at least lust after. Whether it’s the idea that affirmative consent is the only boundary placed on sexuality, or that sexuality should be tied up completely in heterosexual marriage, which people ideally enter into soon after puberty, following traditional sex roles to form nuclear families with as many ...
Helpful Things: Effective Fundraising Through Midweek Meals
January 26th, 2021
Scores of Lutheran churches will soon be entering into the season of Lent, prayerfully and thoughtfully, but also with anticipation because it means midweek Lenten services and meals. These can be times of sweet fellowship as they encourage a church to come together and focus on Jesus Christ and Him crucified....
Helpful Things: Fundraising Essentials FOR YOU
January 12th, 2021
Whether fundraising is one of your comfort zones, or you’ve never done it before, or maybe you’re somewhere in between, Higher Things seeks to equip you to thrive in this often challenging but rewarding aspect of youth leadership....
Helpful Things: A Church Full of Young People
December 29th, 2020
I think I’m onto something: I know that many Christians--youth included--who fade away from attending church feel no need for it. If they were more conscious of death and devil, I’m betting I’d see them at church more often. ...