Table of Duties

August 6-7, 2021
St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Spearfish, SD

God orders everything for our good, including our vocations. Are you a preacher or a hearer? A parent or a child? A boss or an employee? A teacher or a student? Wherever God has placed you, He has put you there to live in faith toward Him and in fervent love for your neighbor. Let's study the Table of Duties together to better know our vocations and have a deeper assurance of Jesus'  vocation as our Lord and Savior. Fun times.
Pastor Chris Hull is the husband to the best wife in the world, Allison Hull, and dad to four crazy boys, Lonny, Manny, Ty, Jamie, and a daughter Avonlea. He is the senior pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, TX, where he and Pastor Michael Daniels love handing the goods of the Cross over to all the saints gathered there.
Rev. Randy Sturzenbecher
(605) 391-0428
dslcpastor@divineshep.org
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Tana McKenna
Higher Things Retreat Coordinator
retreats@higherthings.org

things to know...

$40 per person covers all Friday night snacks, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and snacks, all presentations and activities, and overnight lodging at St. Paul Lutheran Church. This retreat is intended for confirmation youth, so any youth entering into or currently in confirmation instruction are welcome, no matter the grade or age.

 Groups should register online or RSVP by July 31st.

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Truth in a Post-Truth World

September 25, 2021
Zion Lutheran Church - Tomball, Tx

We no longer live in a post-modern society in which everyone has their own truth. Truth is no longer a subjective reality. We live in a post-truth world. What does this mean?
Let Dr. Adam Francisco of Concordia University Chicago tell you what it means to declare, define, and defend the absolute truth of the Gospel in a post-truth world so that we may give a reason for the hope that is within us.
Lynea Sander
(832) 722-3170
lynealeia@gmail.com 

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Tana McKenna
Higher Things Retreat Coordinator
retreats@higherthings.org

things to know...

The $30 cost covers three meals in addition to the retreat activities, which run from 9am to 7pm.

Groups are encouraged to register online, however, you may bring your payment with you to Zion  Lutheran Church when you arrive for the retreat. Please RSVP for this retreat by September 17.

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The Christian Life

november 5-6, 2021
village Lutheran Church - ladue, mo

Jesus calls us to live in the world, but not to be conformed to the world around us. This is a difficult challenge! There are so many different messages given to us about what kind of life we should live today—it can blow our minds! There are unending opinions about what the Christian life should look like in different situations:  from a world that is changing its mind about gender, marriage, and family, to social media’s constant presence, to the role of your Christian faith in a life busy with sports, friends, schools, clubs, and family activities,. This retreat will focus on what the Bible says about the Christian life and how you as a junior high student live as a Christian today. God has called you to be a Christian and to love the Lord your God and your neighbor. At this retreat, you will get to think about how to live as a Christian in a 21st century world.
Pastor Peter Ill, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, will be our presenter for this retreat. He and his wife, Carrie, love to travel and enjoy plays and concerts. He is a Detroit Tigers fan and a recovering tuba player.
Pastor Kevin Golden
pastorkevingolden@gmail.com
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Tana McKenna
Higher Things Retreat Coordinator
retreats@higherthings.org

things to know...

$35 per person includes Friday night snacks, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and snacks, all presentations and activities, and overnight lodging at Village Lutheran Church. The retreat will begin at 6:30p.m. on Friday, November 5th and end around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6th.   

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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!