Teen Program - Identity

Waco Teen Program (ages 12-18)

Generation of Change

sponsored by
Teen Missions International

This year, the theme for our Teen Program at TTD will be Generation of Change.

Check back soon for more details about this year's event!

Cost is $5 per teen ( includes a t-shirt )Register Today

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 in Waco 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!

Questions and Answers about the Teen Program

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What does the teen program look like?

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 teen program, however, we do request they not leave the program during sessions or between sessions without first letting a teen program leader know.

Teen Program Leadership

Nathan Crockett

Ryan Fast

As a homeschooler Ryan’s parents always taught him that missions was a core part of their curriculum.  One day when he got an invitation to go on a summer long mission trip he couldn’t resist. Consequently, at age 15, Ryan experienced a call to missions and went on two international mission trips with Teen Missions International.  From these experiences he knew full-time involvement in missions was in his future and set about following this God-given desire.

In college Ryan met the love of his life, Erin, and together they new God was leading them to be missionaries.  After 10 years of marriage, and developing a deep love for teens, they walked away from a six-figure income to join staff with Teen Missions International.  Ryan speaks throughout the nation advocating for teens to be on mission for Christ. As mission mobilizers Ryan and Erin together have traveled to over 24 countries, leading hundreds of teens on mission trips all over the world with Teen Missions where they are “training tomorrow’s missionary today.”

For the last 7 years Ryan has coordinated the Student ConneXion Mission Conference where they have a vision for launching students into a lifetime involvement in missions and ministry.  They are very excited to be coordinating the Teen Program for Teach Them Diligently and can’t wait to see all that God is doing in the lives of teens today.  Currently, Ryan and Erin live with their three children, Micah, Abigail, and Ezekiel, in Portland, OR, where they love Jesus and serve others.

Paul Veit

Having legally excavated over 500 dinosaur tracks Rev. Paul E. Veit (a.k.a the "Dino Pastor")  discloses the truth about our existence based on the study of our past; specifically DINOSAUR and other fossil remains.  As a graduate of Nyack College and Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary and he is pursuing on-going paleontological training at the Mt. Blanc Fossil Museum. He is ordained in the Christian Missionary Alliance and is licensed as an evangelist. He is the founder and director of Declare God's Wonders, an evangelistic ministry, and The Dinosaur Encounter, a Creation and Apologetics learning center. Paul has conducted over 1600 outreaches in the last 12 years where his passion for the lost is clearly evidenced.

Linda Maher

As a homeschool mom, Linda not only kept missiology as part of the curriculum, but as career missionaries the Maher Academy students lived missions worldwide first-hand.  Currently Linda serves as In-House Editor/Volunteer Coordinator for Teen Missions and has been teaching in our Bible schools worldwide since 1998. Linda’s humor and vulnerability has made her one of the ministry’s most popular speakers and teachers.

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