Thursday, December 31, 2015

412 Blog Moving - 412 Network Changing

Yes, the 412 blog is moving and becoming  You won't have to do anything if you have subscribed to this current blog. This is part of a transition that is taking place with the 4:12 Network, which will cease operations in January.

Why is the 412 Network Ceasing Operations?
This ministry idea was something God used in 2012 to move me from my position at LifeWay back to the work that I felt was more aligned for me personally with my calling to equip the local church. He reminded me, and I believe, gave me direction as I earnestly prayed about leaving LifeWay to begin this ministry. Launching and developing this ministry opened the doors to me being asked to assume the role of Executive Director of the Baptist Association of Christian Educators (BACE) in May of 2015.

As I began leading this organization, I quickly realized that the 4:12 Network and BACE were focused so much on the same audience that it would be difficult to divide my work between the two ministries. It has also become more challenging to balance quality time with God and family while adequately devoting time with all the ministry commitments for which I am responsible (BACE, Discipleship Pastor at Northside Baptist Church, and the 4:12 Network).

We have had a great run!
  • We have had over 51,000 page views since May, 2012
  • We have had great relationships with our Affiliates.
  • We have over 200 trainers in our searchable database.
With that said, it is time to say goodbye to the 4:12 Network. This has been a difficult decision since God used the 4:12 Network in my life to connect or reconnect me with so many talented individuals and to discover so many great resources that are being provided to the local church.

The 4:12 Network is For Sale
If you know of someone who would like to purchase the ministry and continue the work or purchase the database platform and re-purpose the search capabilities for another ministry, they can contact me at

The 412 Blog is becoming

We have had over 55,000 page views since May of 2012.

As a blog subscriber you will be receiving your updates from my new website beginning January 8. I will continue to share the ongoing teaching helps while adding additional ministry helps and ideas for the practical side of ministry.

How can you help?
  • I covet your prayers. It is truly a blessing to share with you each week various ministry helps and ideas.
  • Share with others.
  • Help me reach 1000 likes on the Facebook Page.
  • Consider becoming involved with BACE. It has a great future!

Because of Christ!

John McClendon
412 Network