Nashville Four-12 Teen Program

Worldview ? Leadership ? Service ? FUN

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 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 NO ADDITIONAL COST for this special event

2018 Teen Workshops

Christian Apologetics: Defending and Advancing Biblical Christianity in a Postmodern World

Who is God? How do we know the Bible is true? Where did we come from? Many people are asking these questions, and we can’t wait to discuss the answers with you in depth! The 2018 TTD Teen program will explore these questions and many more. You will be strengthened in your faith, equipped with answers, and inspired to share God’s truth with others. We can’t wait to see you at the Teen program!

It represents our desire to encourage and give back to those of you who give so much each day. Register your family today and plan to join us on Friday night at your convention! You can either drop in or plan to spend the entire evening! There will be encouragement, fun and PRIZES to go around!!

Service and Leadership

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.

  • Volunteers must be available to serve the entirety of the children’s program– Friday and Saturday.
  • Families of teen volunteers will get a rebate for their entire family registration fee. (Teen volunteer families get in free!!)

Please visit the volunteer page to sign up and indicate you would like to serve in the Children’s Program.


This year’s Teen Track will be FUN! We are planning activities for the young people to enjoy the company of the teachers and other young people. Iron sharpens iron! You will have the opportunity to talk with old friends and make new ones. You may not break a sweat, but you will have fun!



7:30 PM                 Opening Activities (start times for Teen Track vary per location)

8:20 PM                 Session 1 - God’s Word: How did we get our Bible and how do we know it’s true?


9:00 AM                 Welcome Activities 

9:10 AM                 Session 2                               God’s People: What is the big deal about the church?

10:10 AM              Session 3                               God’s Character: Who is God and what is He like?

11:00 PM               Lunch with Parents

1:00 PM                 Activity

2:00 PM                 Session 4 - God’s Son: Was Jesus really God and why does it matter?

3:00 PM                 Skits and Such      

4:15 PM                 Check Teen Schedule at Registration

5:30 PM                 Session 5 - God’s Design: How did God make humans (and can we change that)?


9:00 AM                 Welcome Activities

9:15 AM                 Session 6                               Defending Truth: How is Christianity different from other religions?

10:30 AM              Activity

11:00 AM              Lunch with Parents

1:00 PM                 Session 7 - Advancing Truth: How can we share the Christian faith?

2:00 PM                 Activity  

2:40 PM                 Session 9 - Unstoppable Truth: Will the church really prevail over the gates of hell?

3:30 PM                 Session 11 - Discussing Truth: Panel Discussion

Questions and Answers about the Teen Program

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What is the Four-12 teen program?
The four-12 teen program is designed to equip teens to love God and exemplify God’s love to those around them. The theme for the four-12 teen program this year is “Christian Apologetics: Defending and Advancing the Biblical Christianity in a Postmodern World.” Teens will be strengthened in their faith, equipped with answers to questions about their faith, and inspired to share God’s truth with others. We can’t wait to see them at the four-12 teen program!
What would a teen do in the program?
Teens have an incredible opportunity to learn about God’s Word in multiple teaching sessions throughout the day and participate in fun and exciting activities. In addition to the teaching sessions, teens interact with one another in small group discussions and begin to apply the truths they are learning.
Can my teen bring snacks/food/drinks with them?
Yes, it is fine to bring food into the teen room. There are many short breaks between sessions and activities for students to grab a snack.
Are my teens in sessions at the same times I am?
Yes, teen sessions and meals are scheduled at the same times as the adult sessions and meals. Teens do not need to be checked in and/or out of the Four-12 program.

Teen Program Leadership

Sam Horn

Sam Horn

Sam Horn serves as the Vice-President for ministerial advancement at Bob Jones University. His heartbeat is to glorify God through fulfilling the great commission, faithfully studying and teaching the Word, giving Christ supremacy in every area of life, and making disciples around the world.

Sam earned a BA in Bible (1986), an MA in Bible (1988) and a PhD in New Testament interpretation (1995) from Bob Jones University. In 2007, he completed his DMin in expository preaching from The Master’s Seminary in California.

Sam has served in both academic and pastoral roles throughout his ministry. While a professor in the Bible departments at BJU, then Northland International University in Wisconsin, and most recently at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minnesota, Sam gained extensive experience in local church ministry, serving as youth pastor, associate pastor and senior pastor.

Sam and his wife, Beth, have two children—Robert, a BJU freshman; and a daughter, Ashton, who attends Bob Jones Academy.

Matthew Weathers

Matthew Weathers

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.

Nathan Crockett

Nathan Crockett

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 and Abigail have four young children. They also have three dogs and love the outdoors.

Ray Holden

Ray Holden

Ray grew up in the inner city of Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Bob Jones University with his bachelor’s degree in Bible in 2016. Ray was a student ambassador and a part of the inaugural Bruins basketball team. Shortly after he graduated, Ray ministered at The Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center as a camp apprentice.

Ray has a passion to preach Christ and enjoys discipleship. He also enjoys traveling, college basketball, and food. Currently he is pursuing his master’s degree in education and has a desire to reach urban families. One day, he would like to plant a church in an urban community and see God change lives one soul at a time.

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