Higher Things® Retreats

What is an hT retreat?

Missing HT Conferences throughout the year? Attend one of our many regional retreats! Hosted at a church or a camp, these one or two day events will fill you with all of the great things you get during a summer conference, but in a more intimate way. Picture the sanctuary of your local church 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. When you attend a Higher Things Retreat, you challenge youth to Dare to be Lutheran, inspiring them to deeper faith and love for their neighbors.

Find a Retreat near you to be refilled with the same reverent worship, robust teaching, and playful fun that Higher Things delivers at summer conferences, but in a smaller way. See you there!

This is My Body

January 1-2, 2021
Faith Lutheran Church - Pierre, SD

Our culture is wrestling with questions about sexuality and gender.  Many of our communities, congregations, and families are struggling with these issues as well.  How do our bodies reflect and confess the grace of God?  For what privileges and responsibilities has He made us male and female?  How does He safeguard these gifts?  How can we incorporate and care for individuals experiencing suffering and temptation related to sexuality and gender?  How may we speak truth and show love in such sensitive situations?
Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life since January 2016, will help us wrestle through these difficult questions.  He writes regularly and speaks nationwide equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for life. At this retreat we will be motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We will examine instruction from Scripture, engage observations of science, and explore opportunities for servanthood.
Pastor Cory Rajek

(605) 224-2216

Tana McKenna
Higher Things Retreat Coordinator

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$40 per person covers all Friday night snacks, Saturday breakfast, lunch and snacks, all presentations and activities, and overnight lodging at Faith Lutheran Church. This retreat is intended for high school and college age young adults. The retreat will begin at 6pm on Friday and end at 3pm on Saturday.
Groups may  pay securely online, however you are encouraged to  bring your payment with you when you arrive for the retreat. Please RSVP  by December 18, 2020.

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