HIGHER THINGS: Mission and Purpose
The mission of Higher Things is to assist parents, congregations, and pastors in cultivating, encouraging and promoting a distinctively Lutheran identity among their youth and young adults.
To fulfill this mission, Higher Things:
Catechizes youth through instruction in Christian doctrine and life;
Involves youth in the mission of the Church to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people;
Publishes periodicals, literature, curricula, and other resource materials using print media and the internet;
Organizes conferences, retreats, and seminars to help youth become informed and active member of their congregations;
Encourages youth to consider vocations of service in the church;
Establishes networks for congregations to share resources for youth ministry;
Connects high-school and college youth with faithful Lutheran campus ministries and assists congregations and campus ministries in their service to Lutheran college students.
Higher Things is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.