One of the things we at SteadfastLutherans promote is the Higher Things conferences and organization. They provide a truly lutheran set of gatherings around the country for our young people. These help them in that difficult period of time when our young are pulled in so many different ways by the world around them as they try to move towards adulthood.
Please read this announcement from them on their conferences this year; make sure your church youth group doesn’t miss out on an opportunity to attend one of these conference by waiting too long to register — in either Utah or Tennessee.
The response to registration has been amazing – the Tennessee conference is more than 85% full! Even with the change in locations earlier this month, we have less than 150 guaranteed spots remaining for groups to attend the GIVEN conference at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
We still have plenty of room in Utah for any groups still getting organized and forms together. Both conferences will be very similar in programming and general schedule, but the settings will be very different. Vanderbilt is located in the heart of Music City and Utah State is in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Both campuses are beautiful and offer many nice amenities for us while we’re staying there.
There is just one week left in the regular registration period while groups may register for Tennessee at the rate of $335/person and for Utah at $310/person. After March 1, the rates will increase by $15/person.
Groups who register for a conference after it has reached capacity have the option of putting their names on a waiting list for that conference, switching to the other conference with space available at no additional fee (and possibly even for less!). If you’re still trying to figure out if you can get to a conference, please contact us because we can put you in touch with other groups attending from your area for travel purposes or to “share” chaperones with your youth. We want to help everyone who wants to attend a Higher Things conference this summer to do so!
It’s so great to see that we have so many youth already registered for the GIVEN conferences this summer. And we still have room for many more youth to hear how the Gospel is GIVEN to us in Utah and Tennessee! For more information about the conferences, please visit
2010 Conference Coordinator
Secretary, Board of Directors
Higher Things, Inc.