The mission of Higher Things® is to assist parents, pastors, and congregations in cultivating a distinctly Lutheran identity among their youth and young adults. To fulfill this mission, Higher Things:
Catechizes youth through instruction in Christian doctrine and life from the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions;
Publishes literature, curricula, resource materials, and articles using print media and electronic media;
Organizes regional conferences, local retreats, and other events;
Encourages youth to consider vocations of service in the church;
Resources parents in nurturing and catechizing their children;
Equips youth to confess the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people;
Equips church workers and youth leaders for confessional Lutheran youth ministry;
Encourages youth to consider vocations of service in the church.
Higher Things® is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.
The Higher Things website will provide you with information about national conferences and regional retreats. You will also find a wealth of other resources to assist you in your youth ministry.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up