ENDURE the Race
The Apostle Paul often used athletic contests as powerful illustrations of the Christian life, but he did not generally point our attention to the quickest or strongest athletes. His focus was instead on those that ran the race with endurance. With the Olympics Games fresh in our memory, this year’s theme focuses on heroes of the faith, and how they “ran the race” they were called to run with endurance.
Be sure to register your children for Endure the Race, this year’s special program for kids. Hebrews 12:1-2 reminds us that a great company of former spiritual heroes have faithfully run the race of their Christian life, and that we look to Jesus, the great Author and Finisher of our faith, for the strength to run our own.
At Teach Them Diligently, we desire for your children to make new friends and learn about Jesus in a safe, welcoming, and fun environment. We are excited to have a large group of adults and college students returning this year to work with the children at TTD. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your children!
Cost is $45 per child ( includes a t-shirt ) – Register Today
Children’s Program Leadership
Dr. Nathan Crockett is the Director of Ministry Training at Bob Jones University where he teaches several undergraduate Bible classes. Nathan has served as a youth pastor, interim senior pastor, and currently leads Rooted, the young adult ministry of Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. Nathan regularly preaches at churches, teen camps, children’s venues, and student leadership conferences.
Nathan loved the opportunity to bring dozens of BJU students to oversee the children’s programs at all the TTD conferences last year. Nathan and Abigail have three children with a fourth on the way. They also have three dogs and love the outdoors.
David Overly serves the Assistant to the Vice President of Ministerial Advancement for BJU. He is currently involved with recruiting initiatives, speaking at conferences, and event planning. He graduated from BJU in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology, and he is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Communication.
Last year, David played a vital role in running the TTD Children’s Program. This year, he looks forward to doing the same: helping things go smoothly, teaching games, leading songs, and sharing God’s Word are just a few of the roles he fills. Because of his involvement on program staff for three years at a summer camp, with children, David brings many fun, safe, and exciting activities to the Teach Them Diligently Children’s Program.
In his free time, David loves spending time with his fiancée, Anna, and staying fit – running, working-out, and playing soccer and basketball. He is passionate about getting involved in the local church, and loves planning youth activities. David loves learning new things and enjoys taking on new challenges.