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9Marks Pastors Conference Explores Church Discipline

by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer

Mark VroegopCedarville University will host the seventh annual 9Marks Pastors Conference on October 29–30 to challenge, strengthen and encourage ministry leaders as they serve their church and community.

The conference will host eight speakers, including Dr. Thomas White, president of Cedarville University; Mark Vroegop, lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis; Jonathan Leeman, editorial director of 9Marks; and Dr. Jeremy Kimble, director of Cedarville’s Center for Biblical Integration and associate professor of theology.

— Bruce Traeger

The conference is $65 per attendant, with prices increasing to $80 after September 8. There are also Cedarville alumni and student discounts.

“We are a Christ-centered university, so we love what Christ loved, which is the church,” explained Bruce Traeger, director of church relations at Cedarville. “We want to find ways to serve and benefit the local church. The annual Pastor Conference is just one of the ways Cedarville can serve the church.”

Jonathan Leeman9Marks, a ministry that provides church leaders with practical resources to pastor healthy churches, partners with Cedarville to hold this conference. In doing so, 9Marks has identified nine features of a healthy church: preaching, biblical theology, the gospel, conversion, evangelism, membership, church discipline, discipleship, and leadership.

Each year, the Pastors Conference speakers dive deeper into one of the nine marks. This year, the conference will focus on church discipline, answering three main questions: What is it?; Where is it in the Bible?; and Why is it important?

For more information about the conference and to register, visit cedarville.edu/Event/9Marks.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Master of Divinity program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.