FOUR-12 Teen Program

Four-12 Teen Programs

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." Teens who are looking to deepen their faith will want to take part in the Four-12 Teen Track. An intensive Apologetics program, Four-12 is sponsored by Apologia Academy, and speakers will include Larry Blythe, Frank Turek, Kyle McManamy, and Charity Decker from the Apologia team. Learn how to answer unbelieving friends who question convictions and to defend your faith.  Discover ways to be bolder in sharing the Gospel, and get helpful hints as to how to remain pure in a world that is anything but pure. The Four-12 Track is designed to encourage young people to be examples and a shining light unto the Gospel.  Of course, parents are welcome in the workshops, but the content is designed for young men and women.

The cost for the Four-12 program is $10 per teen and will include a T-shirt and a notebook outlining the content from the program.

There are three distinct divisions for this program that participants will rotate through:


Sessions designed to equip teens to stand strong in their walk with the Lord. There is a great battle being waged for the hearts and minds of our teenagers, and these sessions are fun and informative. They are geared to encourage your young person to stand strong with sound biblical knowledge and faith. These sessions are the bulk of the program.

Service and Leadership

Teens in the Four-12 program will have the privilege of serving in various capacities throughout the event. They will be able to help in filling essential roles in the Children's Program, Speaker / Vendor Hospitality, Crowd Control, Attendee Relations, Audio / Visual, and other parts of the convention. Each teen will serve no more than 4 hours during the convention. Participants will receive a community service and leadership certificate at the end of the program.


Flash Mob, games, and Food! Last year the Flash Mob was a favorite in the Teen Program. 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!

  • 4:12 2015 will be led by Sam Horn, who will be bringing an incredible group of other servants of God who have poured their lives into helping teens learn to love the Lord their God with all their hearts, souls and minds.

    Sam HornSam 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.

    Scott AshmoreScott Ashmore

    Scott grew up in the home of an Air Force officer and pilot. Though living in Arkansas, Australia, and Virginia – he considers North Carolina his home state. He had the privilege of growing up in a strong Christian family and came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior as a young child.

    He graduated from Bible college and married Tori the same year. Scott then served at The Wilds Christian Camp in North Carolina for 12 years on the program staff assisting in preaching, counseling, music, and directing the CIT (Camper In Training) leadership program. In 2013, Scott accepted the invitation to be an interim associate pastor at Lebanon Baptist Church in Roswell, GA and transitioned into a full-time role later that year.

    Scott and Tori have four children – Erin, Katelyn, Michael, Stephen – and a dog, Diesel.

    Chuck KittrellChuck 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.

    Matthew WeathersMatthew 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.

    Matthew is married to Fleur, a native New Zealander and 2010 BJU grad. He loves spending time with her, running, cycling, soccer and snowboarding. He has competed in multiple marathons and triathlons and is currently training to compete in a 1/2 Ironman.

    Marshall FranklinMarshall Franklin

    Marshall Franklin serves as the Vice-President for operations at Bob Jones University. He came to BJU from a 24-year career at Ernst & Young, where he began as an auditor and later joined a leadership team in an advisory services venture focused on risk management. The team grew the business to regional revenues of over $100 million in nine years. A partner for nearly 12 years, Franklin was located in Ernst & Young's Paris office during his last three years with the company—leading growth in its Europe, Middle East, India and Africa divisions. He became a global expert in leading change, negotiations and risk management.

    Responding in faith to the Lord's call to serve at BJU full-time starting in 2011, he brought the discipline of business and a warm heart for ministry. He spends considerable time investing in the lives of students. Whether playing basketball in the early morning or having a meal with students in the dining common, few days go by without his mentoring students.

    Franklin earned a BS in professional accounting at BJU in 1987 and later became a CPA. He and his wife live in Greenville and are members of Faith Baptist Church in Taylors, S.C.; they have an adult son and two teenage daughters.
  • Thursday
    • 6:30- 7:00 Opening Activities
    • 7-8 pm-- Session
    • 8-9 pm-- Session
    • 9-10 am-- Session
    • 10-10:30-- Group Activity
    • 10:30-11:30-- Session
    • 11:30-1:00-- Lunch with Family
    • 1-2 pm-- Group Activity
    • 2-3 pm-- Question and Answer time
    • 3:00 - 3:15 pm -- Break
    • 3:15-4 pm-- Session
    • 6-7 pm-- Evening Service
    • 9-10 am-- Session
    • 10-10:30 am-- Break
    • 10:30-11:30-- Session
    • 12-1:30 pm Lunch with Family
    • 1:30-2:15 pm-- Session
    • 2:15-3:00 pm-- Session
  • Thursday
    • 6:30- 7:00 Opening Activities
    • 7-8 pm-- Understanding the Mission (Glorify God) – Sam Horn
      Glorifying God by growth into Christ's image
    • 8-9 pm-- Embracing the Mission (Faith, Virtue) – Scott Ashmore
      Commitment to your purpose
    • 9-10 am-- Living Out the Mission (Self-control, Endurance) – Sam Horn
      Submission to the Spirit in the moment and over time
    • 10-10:30-- Group Activity
    • 10:30-11:30-- Perspective for the Mission (Godliness) – Scott Ashmore
      Maintaining an eternal perspective
    • 11:30-1:00-- Lunch with Family
    • 1-2 pm-- Group Activity
    • 2-3 pm-- Question and Answer time
    • 3:00 - 3:15 pm -- Break
    • 3:15-4 pm-- Engaging in the Mission (Bro. Kindness, Love) – Matthew Weathers
      Leadership = discipleship and evangelism
    • 6-7 pm-- Evening Service with Chuck KIttrell
    • 9-10 am-- Session (TBD)
    • 10-10:30 am-- Break
    • 10:30-11:30-- Session (TBD)
    • 12-1:30 pm Lunch with Family
    • 1:30-2:15 pm-- Session (TBD)
    • 2:15-3 pm-- Spiritual Influence – Sam Horn
      Luke 14:25-35

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