Higher Things® runs lock-ins and retreats throughout the year across the country. This is your non-stop resource for finding out where these lock-ins and retreats are, as well as how you can have one of your own in your area.

The Office of the Holy Ministry – Chatfield, Minnesota – February 21-22, 2020

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 […]

The Beautiful Life – Sheboygan, Wisconsin – February 14-16, 2020

Topic: The Beautiful Life God’s love gives every human life worth and purpose. His work of creating, knitting together in mother’s womb, proclaims all human beings special. His labor of redeeming, becoming incarnate as an embryo and incapacitated by crucifixion, proves all human beings precious. His activity of calling, making temples from sinful bodies, pronounces […]

Lord Teach Us To Pray – Bossier City, Louisiana – February 15, 2020

We know we should pray, but it’s hard to figure out what to say sometimes. Most of the time we treat it like a magic spell we only sort of expect to actually work.  Prayer is important, but when we turn prayer into a work, it turns into a curse.  So our Lord teaches us.  He gives us […]

What is Truth? – Pierre, South Dakota – January 3-4, 2020

“What is Truth?”  That is the famous question that the Roman Prefect, Pontius Pilate, asked Jesus some 2,000 years ago.  And it is the same question asked by millions today.   So what is truth?  How do we know truth?  Where do find truth?  And once we receive the truth, how do we defend it?  These questions […]

What is Church? – Minot, North Dakota – March 27-28, 2020

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 […]

What is Church? – Wahpeton, North Dakota – March 27-28, 2020

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 […]

Watching with Wisdom, Knowledge, & Understanding – Regina, SK, CAN – February 20-21, 2020

Screens are all around us; in theatres, at sporting events, where we eat, in our work stations, on our laptops, in our living rooms and bedrooms, even in our pockets: As a result they are almost everywhere we go and they demand our attention. But what kind of attention do we give them? Is it […]

Fully Sinner/Fully Saint – Camp Okoboji, Milford, Iowa – March 20-21, 2020

Sometimes, it feels like there’s a civil war going on inside us. The good we want to do we don’t do. The stuff we’re commanded by God not to do, we do (and even enjoy it). But, why does this happen to Christians? It’s because we’re not all good or all bad, totally sinful or […]