HTC Youth exists to serve the needs of students from Junior High to Senior High. The desire of our church is to shepherd our Students in the way of Christ, through five specific means:
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Consistent, Faithful Bible Teaching
mentoring and discipleship from adult volunteers
lasting, serious relationships from student to student
partnership with the parents
Service opportunities for students
Twice a year Students are invited to retreat for a few days of fellowship, Bible teaching, music and lots of fun and memory-making. The fall retreat happens during the early weeks of the school year, and the winter retreat usually rolls around in February.
Discipleship Small Groups (DSGs)
Sunday mornings the Hyde Park and Downtown DSGs meet in small groups led by adult volunteers, the students spend the year reading and discussing books together.
High-School Hangout (“H20”)
An informal hang out for high-school happens once a month on a Friday or Saturday. A time for our High School student to gather, connect, have fun and be encouraged by their peers.
Our goal for students who professes the name of Christ is to see them on mission within their own community, city, country, and abroad. We seek to cultivate missions with bi-annual trips overseas and city-wide events that help expose our students to missions and creates an identity service learning within HTCY.
Summer is the most prime time fun events of the year for HTCY, where we meet for Bible studies, and outings such as beach days, mini-golf, boat rides, and other local activities. It’s a great chance for students to build their relationships with one another, and to have something to look forward to every week.
A chance for older students to develop their hearts for ministry with discipleship projects and adult mentorship. Projects could include teaching at a retreat, co-leading a DSG, or creating an entrepreneurial ministry project. Juniors and seniors in high school are preferred and must complete an application process.