OTFC

Ohio Teens For Christ 2024

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March 29-30
Hilton Columbus at Easton

Ohio Teens For Christ (OTFC) is an annual Christian convention for students, happening every Easter Weekend in Columbus, Ohio.


Experience
worship &
spiritual growth

A Christian teen convention with powerful speaking, engaging worship, exciting and impactful memories, opportunities to grow in faith and leadership, and chances to get to know other teens from the midwest.


OTFC 2024 Theme

2nd Corinthians
4:18

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.


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Ohio Teens For Christ

March 29-30, 2024
Hilton Columbus at Easton

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2nd Corinthians 4:18

At Ohio Teens For Christ 2024, experience the priceless treasure of knowing God’s glory through faith in Christ. Though suffering, pain & obstacles of this life may seem enormous, God keeps His promises. We know that we will be resurrected, as Christ was, to spend eternity with Him in a glory that will far outweigh and outlast our comparatively momentary trials.



Schedule of Events

Potential growth opportunities at OTFC include: UNSEEN Hope, UNSEEN Beauty, UNSEEN Strength, UNSEEN Hurts/Struggles, UNSEEN Families, UNSEEN Doubt & much more…

Friday @ 11:00 am

  • REGISTRATION & SIGN-IN

    Pick up your OTFC materials and swag for the entire weekend.

  • GOOSECHASE BEGINS!

    The big hit of last year will be seen again Easter Weekend 2024. Goosechase is a socially interactive scavenger hunt that takes place throughout OTFC.

Friday @ 1:00 pm

  • OTFC KICKOFF SESSION

    Ohio Teens For Christ 2024 officially kicks off with games and a worship experience with EYES TO THE HILLS Worship Band.

Friday @ 2:00 pm

  • SERVICE PROJECT

    Ohio Teens For Christ offers service projects to provide life-changing opportunities for students to impact the world.

  • GROWTH OPPORTUNITY #1

    Select from one of many breakout sessions on current topics relating to life as a student or minister in today’s society.

  • TALENT SHOWCASE

    Gifted in music, public speaking or spoken word? Recite your own poetry, sing a worship or original song, or give us a sermon… all from the main stage at Ohio Teens For Christ!

Friday @ 3:15 pm

  • GROWTH OPPORTUNITY #2

    Select from one of many breakout sessions on current topics relating to life as a student or minister in today’s society.

Friday @ 6:30 pm

  • OTFC EVENING MAIN SESSION

    Worship with EYES TO THE HILLS Worship Band, and hear a powerful message from Main Speaker Dan Smith.

Friday @ 8:30 pm

  • YOUTH GROUP REFLECTION

    Reflect and meditate privately, or with a group, on the day’s teaching and evening message.

Friday @ 9:30 pm

  • OTFC AFTER-DARK

    A late night party like none other, featuring gaga ball, kan jam, laser tag, nine square, dance party & more!

Saturday @ 8:30 am

  • REGISTRATION & SIGN-IN

    Pick up your OTFC materials and swag if only attending Saturday.

Saturday @ 9:00 am

  • OTFC MORNING MAIN SESSION

    Worship with EYES TO THE HILLS Worship Band, and hear an engaging word from Main Speaker Dan Smith.

Saturday @ 11:00 am

  • SERVICE PROJECT

    Ohio Teens For Christ offers service projects to provide life-changing opportunities for students to impact the world.

  • GROWTH OPPORTUNITY #3

    Select from one of many breakout sessions on current topics relating to life as a student or minister in today’s society.

Saturday @ 1:00 pm

  • GROWTH OPPORTUNITY #4

    Select from one of many breakout sessions on current topics relating to life as a student or minister in today’s society.

Saturday @ 2:30 pm

  • GOOSECHASE ENDS!

    The social scavenger hunt ends, and a winning team for the weekend is announced.

  • OTFC CLOSING SESSION

    Close Ohio Teens For Christ 2024 with worship and a spiritually enlightening message.

Main Speaker


Dan Smith

Dan Smith, a.k.a. "The Replacement Beastie," is a rapper, storyteller-preacher, and comedy-writer. Smitty was born and raised in the Buckeye State, but he didn’t grow up in a religious home. His family literally never went to church — which gives him a pretty unique perspective on faith.

In 2005 he led the team that started Momentum Christian Church — a multisite "church for people who don’t like church" — in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s a nationally-known speaker who uses vivid parables, creative videos, live music, and comedy to teach students adults about character, leadership, wise choices, and Jesus. Smitty’s music has been seen on CNN, Yahoo!, VH-1, and many other less-cool shows. His wife Shannon and three kids (Zion, Azlan, & Journey) all find him mildly funny. He enjoys weight lifting, running, photobombing, daddy dates with his kids, NFL football (Browns & 49ers), NBA (Cavs), Ohio State football, creepy movies, Halo & Destiny on Xbox, audiobooks (and books you can touch), Star Wars, pad thai, York Peppermint Patties, & theatre popcorn with fake butter.

Worship Music


Eyes to the Hills

Eyes to the Hills is a worship band made up of, you know, worshipers and followers — people responding to the gospel of Jesus. All of them give their all to various Kingdom work in and around Ohio (and WV)! They love churches, church camp, OTFC, etc… They’re all passionate musicians using their gifts in the best ways they can. All have worshiped at, served at, and/or attended-as-students Ohio Teens For Christ. They all can’t wait to see you at OTFC really soon!

Jeff Bush

Vocals, Guitar, Preacha-man
from Marion


Lyle Baker

Vocals, Guitar, Worship guy
in Hilliard


Joel Reid

Guitar/face-melter, Chaplain
and Worship guy in Lancaster


Kelly Lauth

Vocals, Worship Leader
in Mount Vernon
(married to Kevin)


Kevin Lauth

Drums, Worship Leader
in Mount Vernon
(married to Kelly)


Ryan Cluff

Bass Guitar, Worship Player
in Marion


Konner Tooley

Hip-Hoppin’ in
good ole West Virginia

Sponsored Mission


Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO)

Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO) provides a safe structured environment to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of children from all across Ohio who have been abused, neglected and traumatized by the people they should be able to trust most. Children ages 6-18 live in spacious cottages and are provided with therapeutic, social, spiritual and educational opportunities designed to aid the child with the healing process, model for them how a healthy family functions, develop coping and life skills, and introduce them to Jesus Christ.

CCHO is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families, licensed by Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services, certified by Ohio Dept. of Mental Health, and a member of the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies.