Truth or Myth?

  • Pastors only work one day a week
    (which makes it a great gig if you can get it!).
  • 99.7% of the members of the LCMS are not pastors
    (which means that only three-tenths of one percent are). 
  • But Michael Scott is in The Office. 
  • The Office of the Holy Ministry, therefore, is for a select few.

What do you think? You might think differently after you hear from Dr. Fickenscher—differently perhaps on several levels. 

Dr. Fickenscher teaches preaching at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. He’s also published lots of youth Bible studies, edited CPH’s youth study Bible, Faith Alive, and loves speaking for Higher Things. Plus he talks about things like “The Office” all the time with his three HT alumni—Rachel, Daniel, and Gabriel—and his wife, Claire… and now also with their one-year-old granddaughter, Augustana!

Picture the sanctuary filled with teenagers, eager for the organ to begin the opening lines of the liturgy or their favorite hymns, listening intently as they learn how their Lutheran faith applies to their lives and relationships, and laughing as they horse around playing games and getting to know other youth from the area. That’s a glimpse of what will happen at this Higher Things Youth Retreat!

When: February 21-22, 2020

Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church – Chatfield, MN

Cost: $40/Person

Contact: Judy Goldsmith, Registrar

(507) 867-4604

or Tana McKenna
Higher Things Retreat Coordinator or (888) 482-6630


Register via online registration here.


Click here to download the Registration and Information Packet

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