the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

9Marks at Southern

February 27-28, 2015

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, 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. Full website coming soon.

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That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.