I Timothy 4:12 tells us to "let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."
The Columbus Four-12 program will seek to equip and train your teens to become wholly- devoted, servant-hearted biblical leaders seeking to please Christ in all they do. Four-12 will feature in-depth teaching sessions about how to grow into Christ-likeness and how they can influence the world in which they live for Christ.
There is a crisis in our culture today. It is not primarily economical, political, technological, or even social, it is an integrity crisis. While the world may turn a blind eye to character flaws, in God’s economy, character still counts. How can we cultivate Christ-like character in the midst of a characterless culture? Join us for the 2019 TTD Teen Track as we discover the six pillars of godly character found in 1 Timothy 4:12 and learn how to cultivate these qualities in our lives. We can’t wait to see you at the Teen program!
We are seeking a select group of servant-hearted teens who would like to work in the children’s program during the convention. In addition to being able to serve, the teens who volunteer will also be able to enjoy the teen program on Thursday night and receive all the goodies that come with the teen program.
Please visit the volunteer page to sign up and indicate you would like to serve in the Children’s Program.
7:30 PM Opening Activities (start times for Teen Track vary per location)
8:20 PM Session 1
9:00 AM Welcome Activities
9:10 AM Session 2
10:10 AM Session 3
11:00 PM Lunch with Parents
1:00 PM Activity
2:00 PM Session 4
3:00 PM Skits and Such
5:30 PM Session 5
9:00 AM Welcome Activities
9:15 AM Session 6
10:30 AM Activity
11:00 AM Lunch with Parents
1:00 PM Session 7
2:00 PM Activity
2:40 PM Session 8
3:30 PM Session 9
Dr. Nathan Crockett is the Director of Ministry Training at Bob Jones University. He is also the owner of CrockettDoodles.com, a network of family raised puppies. Nathan has served as a youth pastor, interim senior pastor, and currently serves college students at Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. He regularly preaches at churches, teen camps, children’s venues, and student leadership conferences.
Nathan loves the opportunity to bring dozens of BJU students to oversee the children’s programs at TTD conferences. Nathan and his wife Abigail have five young children. They also have three dogs and love the outdoors.
Ben Farrell was privileged to grow up in a Christian ministry home. He and his family travelled the nation sharing the gospel message. The passion to “preach the gospel to every creature” remains central in Ben’s heart. After graduating from BJU with a bachelor’s degree in Bible and a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies as well as a Master of Divinity from Heart of America Theological Seminary, Ben travelled full-time as an itinerate evangelist for 10 years. He was also privileged to serve as an associate pastor at Colonial Hills Baptist Church (Indianapolis, IN) for 5 years prior to God leading him to BJU as a Representative. Ben enjoys the opportunity to travel the country meeting people and seeking to point them to Christ.
Ben is married to the former Tara Hamilton, a 2002 graduate of BJU with a Bachelors in Piano Performance. God has blessed their family with two children, Clayton and Chloe. The family loves serving God together, especially through the ministry of music, as opportunities present themselves. In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, playing or watching sports, jogging, and squeezing in an occasional round of golf.
Matthew Weathers serves in the Center for Leadership Development at Bob Jones University in his hometown of Greenville, SC. He is currently the Student Leadership Coordinator working with student and organizational leaders on campus. He graduated in 2007 from BJU and traveled to churches and high schools in America for a year as a BJU representative and then moved to Asia where he served in various cities for 6 years.
He taught university business English, served as a vice-principal of a high school, and led colleagues in a small multi-national business that provided activities and made connections among college students. While there he also earned an MA in Cross-Cultural Studies from Northland International University.
Matthew is married to Fleur, a native New Zealander and 2010 BJU grad. He loves spending time and traveling with her and training and developing college students to be God-glorifying leaders. His hobbies include running, cycling, snowboarding, and playing soccer. He has competed in multiple marathons and triathlons and recently completed a Half-Ironman.