Sunday Services


9:30 am Kid City and Adult Education Hour
10:30 am    Morning Service and Big Picture Kids
6:00 pm Evening Service (@ Bond Chapel)

Downtown Youth

HTC Youth is our ministry to students in 6th–12th grade. The desire of our church is to shepherd our youth in the way of Jesus, through five means specifically:

  1. Consistent, faithful Bible teaching
  2. Mentoring and discipleship from adult volunteers
  3. Lasting, serious relationships from student to student
  4. Partnership with the students' parents
  5. Service opportunities for the youth

These means are explored through youth group meetings on Saturday nights, Sunday morning Discipleship Small Groups (DSGs), seasonal retreats, special events throughout the year, and regular hangouts between students and leaders. 

Youth Group

The format of Saturday night youth groups is a time of casual mingling, a game, a time of musical worship, and then the central event: a time of teaching from Scripture, geared to the teenage experience. Youth group meets every Saturday from 7:00–9:00 PM at The Loft above Salonica's in Hyde Park (57th and Blackstone).

Discipleship Small Groups (DSGs)

DSGs, led by adult volunteers, are a place where students spend time reading and discussing God’s word and its application to life. DSGs meet on the 5th floor of the Murphy Auditorium from 10:00–11 AM before our second service, and Adult Education is provided during this time for parents.


Twice a year we travel to a retreat center for 1–3 days of fellowship, Bible teaching, and lots of fun and memory-making. The fall retreat happens in the first weeks of the school year, and the winter retreat usually occurs around February.

Summer Vacation

Summertime is when some of the most fun events take place for HTC Youth. We meet every other week in homes for Bible study, and on the in-between weeks we have beach days, mini-golf outings, boat rides, and enjoy other local activities. It’s a great chance for students to get outside the house and build relationships with one another.