The chronic temptation for church leaders is to build their churches with personal charisma, good programs, ethnic identity, self-help, the style of our music, and much more. We want to build with human things.
The problem is that human beings have a supernatural problem, which means the solution is supernatural. Praise God therefore for his supernaturally wise and supernaturally powerful gospel!
The gospel tells the story of God, man, Christ, and a requisite response. It heralds the news about creation, fall, redemption, and a glorious consummation. And it is the only thing that will build a church. All that other stuff only builds a crowd.
Since both 9Marks and Southern Seminary are dedicated to building healthy churches through the gospel, we are partnering together for a third annual conference. The conference goal? To encourage and equip church leaders to understand how the gospel alone builds true and healthy churches.
We hope you join us February 27-28, 2015, on the campus of Southern Seminary.