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 Waco 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.
Culture tells us that our identity comes out of what we do, however, the Bible teaches us about who we really are! It’s time to push back against our culture. In an atmosphere of challenging fun, come and expand your knowledge about the bible, history, science, and a Christian worldview. 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 Identity Crisis - Who am I?
9:00 AM Welcome Activities
9:10 AM Image of God vs. Image of an Animal
10:10 AM Made in the Image of God
11:10 PM Lunch with Parents
1:00 PM Activity
2:00 PM Devolution: Deliberate Deceptions and Incredible Truths
3:00 PM Skits and Such
3:50 PM Image of God - Who is God?
4:40 PM Identity Crisis - I have to grow up?!
5:30 PM Identity Crisis - Holy Sexuality
9:00 AM Welcome Activities
9:15 AM Image of God - Why Am I Separated from God?
10:30 AM Activity
11:30 AM Lunch with Parents
1:00 PM Aliens - The Truth
2:00 PM Activity
2:40 PM Identity Crisis - Split Personality: The Real You vs. The Virtual You
3:30 PM Image of God - What is our mission?
4:20 PM Identity Crisis - Holy Sexuality
Dr. Biedebach grew up three blocks from the ocean in Seal Beach, CA. When he was seventeen, he realized his desire to be a missionary overseas. After high school, he left home to work for three years for Teen Missions Int’l as an assistant leader on youth mission teams. Dr. Biedebach and his wife, Anita, have lived with their children in Malawi, Africa, for much of their married lives. In 2016, Dr. Biedebach and his family moved from Malawi to Los Angeles, CA to serve full-time at The Master’s Seminary.
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 Int’ernational. 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.
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.