You might only see them once a year but when you make friends who know from the start that you're Lutheran is fantastic.
CCVs are always ready to help you find where you need to go or to give out high fives.
Every time you turn around there's another opportunity to sing a hymn or hang out with a pastor.
If you start singing a hymn, people will join in! You can even swap favorite hymns because everyone knows a few.
Going to worship once a week is good but going every few hours is amazing.
As soon as you arrive at an HT conference, you're immersed in Jesus until you depart.
Your sins are forgiven every time you turn around.
At Higher Things there isn't a huge divide between adults and teens—you can go to any of the breakaway sessions you want. Even when those sessions are about very adult things they've been tailor-made for you.
You can have actual, intelligent conversations with people, even when you disagree with them because you both still have Jesus.
Confession and absolution with your pastor or another pastor at the conference is possibly the best thing ever. Take advantage of that opportunity!
Lydia Perling is a member at St. Paul Des Pres, St Louis, Missouri.
Created: July 22nd, 2016