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.

Find out more about these upcoming retreats on their respective event page. If you have questions about retreat registration please email send us a message.

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 […]

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 […]

Confirmation Camp 2020

Higher Things and Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca are pleased to announce the fourth annual Higher Things Confirmation Camp! This year’s camp will be held August 4-7, 2020. It’s time to give those catechisms some summer attention! With the busyness of summer, many confirmands go months without picking up their catechism, let alone even thinking on the content they […]