2014 Event Information

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Please check back soon for information about the 2015 9Marks Pastors Conference.

Who: For Pastors, Elders, Deacons and Church Ministry Leaders seeking to have a church with a biblical understanding of the gospel and the implications for ministry and outreach.

When: November 12-13, 2014 — Registration starts at 8 a.m. in the Stevens Student Center Lobby.

Where: Cedarville University — Sessions will be located in our Devries Theatre in the Stevens Student Center and our Jeremiah Chapel in the Dixon Ministry Center.

Special Meals: (At no cost)

  •  Lunch for all 9Marks Guests, Provided Compliments of the University
  •  Dinner hosted by Brentwood Builders & Felty-Heinlen (max 30 attendees)

          Title: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Church Construction

Summary: The Design-Build Team of Brentwood Builders, Inc and Felty-Heinlen Architects and Planners, Inc is hosting a FREE luncheon for the first 30 registrants of the 9Marks Conference at Cedarville University.  As faith-based companies, Brentwood and Felty-Heinlen share the same mission as Christ’s church and have been assisting churches with planning, design and construction services for well over 30 years.  Our design-build team will share briefly how to avoid the common pitfalls of church construction and the benefits of the design-build delivery method.

Presenters: Chad Coe - Business Development, Brentwood Builders, Inc

Chad is a former pastor of 13 years and has received his M.Div from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.  He enjoys working with pastors and building committees to think through their ministry vision and explore the stewardship benefits of the design-build approach.

 Melvin Felty, AIA - Principal Owner of Felty-Heinlen Architects and Planners, Inc

Melvin has over 40 years of experience in planning and designing church facilities in a variety of ministry types ranging from traditional to contemporary.  Melvin has exceptional expertise in ministry programming and master planning.


  • Regular Registration through November 9: $70 
  • Alumni Registration through November 9: $60
  • Student Registration: $20

Seminary Fair - Cedarville University presents the annual Seminary Fair. This year, the fair is being held in conjunction with the 9Marks Pastors Conference, November 12-13. Seminary representatives will be available each day from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and during the Dessert Dialogue on November 12. Perhaps connect with your alma mater or explore that next step in ministry training and development. Below is a list of seminaries that will be present

  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Baptist Bible Seminary
  • Cairn University
  • Cedarville University Graduate Programs
  • Criswell College
  • Dallas Theological Seminary
  • English Language Institute China
  • Golden Gate Theological Seminary
  • Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
  • Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Moody Theological Seminary
  • Nyack College
  • Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Shepherds Theological Seminary
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • The Master's Seminary
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Wheaton College Graduate School