9Marks at Southeastern Returns to Campus September 23-24

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) announces the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference will return to campus this year on September 23–24 and will feature an overview of all nine marks of a healthy church in one two-day conference of teaching from trusted church and 9Marks leaders.

“9Marks has been one of the most popular conferences we host,” shared Danny Akin, President of SEBTS. “Southeastern and 9Marks share a firm conviction that all nine marks are characteristic of healthy churches. People love the conference because it is biblically and theologically rich, and it serves churches so well. Mark Dever always enlists a wonderful group of brothers to teach the word, and there is a great spirit of unity and joy that characterizes the gatherings. I have been asked repeatedly when will 9Marks at Southeastern start back? Well, this is the year!” 

Southeastern and 9Marks share a firm conviction that all nine marks are characteristic of healthy churches.

After eleven consecutive years on campus (2009-2019), the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference was cancelled from 2020-2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. “COVID was something no one saw coming,” noted Akin. “Churches struggled through it, but many adapted remarkably well to continue to care for God’s people. In a sense, we now have time to reset. Southeastern and 9Marks want to help, and so this year we are trying something different. We are going to cover all nine marks in one conference. It will be a biblical and theological whirlwind, but I think it may be one of the best conferences yet because we will address each of the nine marks of a healthy church.” 

This new overview format will allow returning attendees to be refreshed by insights from different speakers while also introducing a new generation of pastors and church leaders to the perspectives, resources, and support networks of SEBTS and 9Marks. Through partnerships and events like 9Marks at Southeastern, SEBTS continues to provide pastors and church leaders with opportunities for biblical and theological training and ministry preparation. “Southeastern is a leader in providing pastoral education in the southeast U.S.,” commented Dever, President of 9Marks and Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church. 

Southeastern is a leader in providing pastoral education in the southeast U.S.

In addition to Akin and Dever, this year’s lineup includes two returning speakers: H.B. Charles Jr., Pastor-Teacher at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director of 9Marks. Speakers new to 9Marks at Southeastern include Andy Davis, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Durham; Omar Johnson, Pastor of Temple Hills Baptist Church; Justin Perdue, Pastor of Covenant Baptist Church; and Trell Ross, Pastor of Pioneer Church. 

To find out more about 9Marks at Southeastern, to watch videos of prior conferences, and to purchase tickets for this year’s conference, visit sebts.edu/9marks.

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