baptist21.com has posted some appetite-whetting info on the 9 Marks @ 9 event being held at the 2009 Southern Baptist Convention in Louisville.
As a general rule I attend both the state and national conventions strictly to conduct business. This year may be the exception. This year’s Pastor’s Conference features an intriguing lineup; intriguing enough to lead me to plan on breaking my 3 year hiatus from said SBC Pastor’s Conference. There is also this 9 Marks event which could possibly be the most exciting Convention-related event of any year I have attended.
What is it: It is 2 nights of discussion about the SBC.
Night one (June 22nd) will feature Mark Dever speaking on â€œWhy the Nine Marks are Central to the Future of the SBC,â€ with a panel discussion to follow with Mark Dever, David Platt, and Greg Gilbert.
Night two (June 23rd) will feature Danny Akin speaking on â€œThe SBC: Where We are and Where Weâ€™re Going,â€ with a panel discussion to follow with Mark Dever, Michael McKinley, and Josh Smith.
When is it: Monday June 22nd and Tuesday June 23rd at 9pm
Where is it: This Yearâ€™s Southern Baptist Convention in Louisville, South B101-102
Who is it: Mark Dever, Danny Akin, David Platt, Greg Gilbert, Michael McKinley, Josh Smith, and IX Marks Ministries.
Why does b21 think you should be there: The content will no doubt be great and presented by excellent communicators. In addition, it should be a time to meet some guys that are striving to serve our Lord in ministry. Nevertheless, more than that, if a Great Commission Resurgence is really to take off in the SBC it will really encompass two things. These two things are Healthy Churches reproducing through Church planting and Healthy Christians reproducing through discipleship. This means that the health of our churches and members is of utmost importance to the GCR. IX marks Ministries is dedicated to this end, so we think you will want to hear what they have to say.
Make sure you get up early for the Founder’s Ministries’ Breakfast (which will require a ticket purchase) then set up late with 9 Marks…all for the health of the Convention and the local churches it is comprised of. Seriously: hope to see you there.