Recommended Resource: 9Marks Conference
From time to time, we like to let you know about helpful events, videos, or books that we think will benefit you. Here’s a local event for your church from two ministries that support the Verity Fellowship.
9Marks Portland Conference
Western Seminary and Hinson Baptist Church will be hosting a 9Marks Conference focused on building healthy churches on March 31 - April 1. The sessions will help you learn more about expositional preaching, biblical theology, church discipline, and other topics that can help strengthen your body of believers. Whether you are a church member or a church leader, you will learn what a biblical church looks like and how you can contribute to the flourishing of your local congregation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with speakers Mark Dever, Shai Linne, Todd Miles, and Michael Lawrence.
Who Should Come
- Pastors and Church leaders – This conference is an opportunity to take a step back and think about your church. Everyone is tempted to evaluate the church by numbers, but lasting fruit is produced through biblically faithful churches. Is there a place where your church could be more biblical? At this conference, leaders will think together about topics such as preaching, church membership, evangelism, and discipleship.
- Women leaders – There is somewhat of a myth that these conferences are only for men. Not only are women welcome at this conference, they are encouraged to attend. Women who are leaders in the church need to think through their ecclesiology from a biblical point of view, just as much as men do. The 9Marks Conference will help them do just that.
- Lay leaders (women and men) – Even if you aren’t a paid leader in the church, this conference will be a great opportunity to learn more about God’s plan for the local church. Not only will you gain a biblical vision for the local church, but this conference should give you ideas on how you can encourage and partner with the leaders in your own church.
For the Whole Church
Local pastors discussed what they have learned from the 9Marks ministry in the promotional video for this first Portland conference. One of the pastors in the video wrote to me, excited about Verity women attending:
“Church health, church polity, and healthy ecclesiology are certainly not just topics for men. These matters are vital for the whole church.”
So, friends, consider this conference. Tell the leadership at your church and come as a team.
For information and registration, please visit hinsonchurch.org/9marksconference