Feasting is all over the Scriptures. Heaven itself is depicted as a Feast with no earthly comparison. And the Lord's Supper is constantly proclaimed as a "foretaste" of that heavenly Feast to come!
In the Old Testament God's people looked toward the Feast which Jesus initiated by His coming into the flesh -- a Feast to prepare for THE Feast. The Passover feast modeled the Old Testament feasts. When Christ's instituted the Lord's Supper, He did not dispose of the Passover but revolutionized it in His very being, granting it an eschatological element of waiting and anticipation for the Feast that is still to come.
The disciples approached Jesus on the Feast of Unleavened Bread and asked Him where they should prepare the Passover. (Mt. 26:17). Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem every year for the Passover Feast (Luke 2:41). Jesus taught His disciples that when they went to a "Feast" to not sit down in the seat of honor (Luke 14:8), and that they should invite the poor and the blind when they held a "Feast" (Luke 14:13). The Wedding at Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle was a great "Feast." (John 2:8).
The Biblical narrative is a culture of festivity. And so, Paul urged the church in Corinth to continue to keep the "Feast." (1 Cor. 5:8) The Lord's Supper is a precious gift because of whose Supper it is. It is truly the Feast of Feasts because in, by, and through it, Christ is truly present for us.
We invite you to come and join us at The Feast, as we seek to explore the indescribable riches of what our gracious Father has given for us in the Sacrament of the Altar.
With incredible views in every direction on its state-of-the-art campus, Colorado College is going to be a great place for conference attendees to worship, study, and play together. Colorado College and neighboring campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offer spacious and modern residence options** for the Feast as well.
As has become Higher Things conference tradition, a number of options for sight-seeing and adventure are available in the Colorado Springs area for those who wish to arrive a day before the Feast officially begins. For those people, we will also offer early registration and conference housing, as well as on-campus activities and a worship service Monday evening.
Who May Attend the Feast1. Youth.
While Higher Things conferences are specifically designed for Higher School youth, registration is open to any youth who will have been confirmed by the conference date. Exceptions to this rule may be granted after specific requests are made in writing to Higher Things.
2. Adult Youth Leaders.
Adult leaders must be 21 years of age and be willing to help organize your trip and supervise your groupís youth participants. It is strongly recommended that you have at least one adult male and one adult female leader (unless your group includes only boys or only girls). We recommend a ratio of one adult per seven youth participants.
3. College Students.
Higher Things conferences are also open to college students. In addition to attending the main sessions and worship services, there are special sectionals and entertainment opportunities geared for college students.