Teach Them Diligently Christian Homeschool Convention

Four-12 Teen Program

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 COST for the Four-12 program this year, but your teen does need to be registered!


LifeTalk – Biblical Discussions on Life Issues Facing 21st Century Teens

The eternal truth of God’s Word speaks to the chaotic world around us. We can find hope and confidence in Scripture for the many questions we face today. The 4-12 teen program is designed to inspire and instruct your teens to follow God and be Christlike examples among their siblings and peers. Specifically, the LifeTalk sessions provide teaching and discussion on life issues facing 21st century teens. Topics include Devotions, Relationships, Leadership, Communication, God’s Will, and more! We hope your teen will join us for these informative and helpful sessions!

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!



  • 6:00 – 6:45 – Opening Activities [6:30 – 7:00 in Nashville]
  • 7:00 – 7:45 – Session 1 – God’s Story
  • 8:00 – 9:00 – Sessions 2 – Devotions


  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome Activities
  • 9:15 – 10:00 – Session 3 – Technology
  • 10:30 – 11:15 – Session 4 – Relationships: Authority & Family
  • 11:20 – 12:00 – Session 5 – Resources: Time, Energy & Money
  • [12:00 – 1:30] – Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:45 – Activity
  • 2:45 – 3:30 – Session 6 – Communication
  • [4:00 – 6:00] – Dinner
  • 6:00 – 7:30 – Session 7 – Leadership


  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome Activities
  • 9:15 – 10:00 – Session 8 – Relationships: Friends & Dating
  • 10:30 – 11:30 – Activity
  • [11:30 – 1:00] – Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Session 9 – God’s Will
  • 2:00 – 3:00 – Q&A
  • 3:00 – 4:00 – Session 10 – God’s Story

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.

Chuck Kittrell

Chuck Kittrell

Chuck currently serves as a representative for Bob Jones University. Chuck grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, one of nine brothers and sisters. He attended Bob Jones University and graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. In 1983 God called him into full-time Christian service, and he became the youth pastor at Crossroads Baptist Temple in Indianapolis, serving beside his father, the senior pastor. He served there until March 1992, when he accepted the position of BJU representative.

Chuck is married to Debbie, also a 1982 graduate of BJU, and they have three children—Eric (2009 BJU graduate), Katie, and Nathan (current BJU student). Chuck enjoys golf, basketball and reading.

Chuck is married to Debbie, also a 1982 graduate of BJU, and they have three children that graduated from BJU—Eric, Katie, and Nathan. Chuck enjoys golf, basketball and reading.

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.

Brian Graybill

Brian Graybill

Brian grew up on a dairy farm in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He attended Bob Jones University and graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in pastoral studies. He then returned and completed a master’s degree in pastoral studies at Bob Jones University Seminary in 2011. Brian has a passion to preach Christ and encourage believers in their walk with Him.

Brian is married to the former Morgan Lutz, a 2009 graduate of BJU; and they have one young son, Judah. Brian enjoys spending time with his family, taking Judah to Cabela’s, hunting, hiking, camping and reading.

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