9 Marks at Southeastern
September 10-11, 2010
A healthy church is a church marked by sound doctrine. As Paul instructs Titus, a pastor must “hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it” (Titus 1:9).
Yesterday’s challenges to sound doctrine may seem obvious to us today. But that doesn’t mean today’s challenges are as transparent as we may think.
The second 9Marks at Southeastern conference will consider why biblical theology is essential for the church, where it’s unexpectedly challenged, and how pastors can lead churches to exhibit the faithfulness Paul requires of Timothy.
All conference attendees will receive free downloads of two books by Mark Dever, The Deliberate Church and What Does God Want of Us Anwyay? (confirmation code to redeem will be sent via e-mail after registration). Both titles are being offered courtesy of christianaudio.com.
Daniel L. Akin is the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a gifted expositor, and an unflagging advocate of Great Commission ministry. His preaching and teaching ministry takes him around the world. He has written a number of books, including two commentaries. He lives in Wake Forest, N.C., with his wife Charlotte. They have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Thabiti Anyabwile is the full-time husband to a loving wife, Kristie, and father to three adorable children – Afiya, Eden and Titus. He now serves as the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. He worked previously as an assistant pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. Thabiti holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University. A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, Thabiti loves reading, sports, and watching sci-fi films.
Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Dr. Dever holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Dr. Dever has also authored several books and articles. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Matt Chandler serves as Lead Pastor of The Village Church in Highland Village, TX. He describes his six-year tenure at The Village as a re-planting effort where he was involved in changing the theological and philosophical culture of the congregation. The church has witnessed a tremendous response growing from 160 people to over 6,000 including satellite campuses in Dallas and Denton. Alongside his current role as lead pastor, Matt is involved in church planting efforts both locally and internationally through The Village and various strategic partnerships. His greatest joy outside of Jesus is being married to Lauren and being a dad to their three children, Audrey, Reid and Norah.
David Platt serves as the pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. His passion in ministry – disciple-making – leads him to model the teaching of God’s word, mentoring others and sharing his faith. He has traveled extensively to teach the Bible and church leaders throughout the United States and around the world. Platt is married to Heather, his bride of seven years, and they have two sons.
All breakout sessions will be held on Friday from 4-5:30.
Speaker: David Black, Professor of New Testament & Greek
Topic: World Missions As the Purpose of a Biblical /Theological Education
Place: Adams Hall 215
Speaker: Andy Davis, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Durham, NC
Topic: Preaching Christ from the Old Testament
Place: Jacumin-Simpson Missions Center, Eitel Auditorium
Speaker: John Hammett, Professor of Systematic Theology
Topic: A Biblical Theology of Work
Place: Adams Hall 118
Speaker: Greg Heisler, Associate Professor of Preaching & Speech
Topic: Ten Ways Biblical Theology Makes Preaching Better
Place: Adams Hall 211
Speaker: David Hogg, Associate Professor of Theology & Medieval Studies
Topic: The Old Testament Background to the Passion Narratives
Place: Binkley Chapel 102
Speaker: Ken Keathley, Professor of Theology & Dean of the Faculty
Topic: Some Thoughts on Preaching the Trinity
Place: Adams Hall 218
Speaker: Steve McKinion, Associate Professor of Theology & Patristic Studies
Topic: The Gospel as the Grand Narrative of All Scripture
Place: Binkley Chapel 101
You can register for 9 Marks at Southeastern at the SEBTS website.