Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this retreat has been cancelled. Look for information for a 2021 rescheduling coming soon. 



Is Church just a building? Is it where people come to pray? Does a church have to have stained glass windows and a steeple?  Is church better if there are more people and loud singing? What is the purpose of the church and why should we even go? Do we go to church to give God our best, or do we go to receive God’s best in Christ via the Word and Sacraments? At this Higher Things Retreat, Pastor Matt Richard and Pastor Jon Walla will be digging in and answering these tough questions and more! Finally, Pastor Joshua Reimche will take attendees behind the scenes of the Divine Service, explaining the significance of what is happening. Everything from the albs that a pastor wears to what is happening at the altar during communion and how these everyday things deliver the Lord’s gifts to us.

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!

$50 per person covers all expenses for the retreat at St Paul’s, including all classes, food, activities, and lodging at the church. Boys and girls will be housed in separate areas of the church, and attendees should bring sleeping bags and pillows. There are no shower facilities, however bathrooms are located throughout the church. The retreat will begin at 6pm on Friday and end at 3pm on Saturday. Download registration forms for this retreat at www.higherthings.org/retreats or by contacting Pastor Richard to send you a registration packet.

Register for this retreat online at www.higherthings.org/retreats. Groups are encouraged to pay securely online, however you may bring your payment with you to St Paul’s Lutheran Church when you arrive for the retreat. Please RSVP for this retreat by March 20.

When: March 27-28, 2020

Where: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Minot, ND

Cost: $50/Person

Contact: Rev. Matt Richard

(701) 389-0418

or Tana McKenna
Higher Things Retreat Coordinator
retreats@higherthings.org or (888) 482-6630


Register via online registration here.


Click here to download the Registration and Information Packet

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