Event Information

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: October 29-30, 2013 — Registration starts at 8 a.m. in the Stevens Student Center Lobby.

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


  • Regular Registration after September 30 through October 22: $65 for the entire two-day conference, or $35 per day.
  • Student Registration: $20 for the entire two-day conference, or $10 per day.

Special Meals

Luncheon hosted by Brentwood Builders and 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.

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.

Dinner for all 9Marks Guests, Provided Compliments of the University

Join our new president, Dr. Thomas White, for a Texas-style barbecue, toe-tapping music, and an enjoyable program that will give you an update on what God is doing at Cedarville University! We value our partnership with local churches and look forward to the time together.