9Marks Conference Northwest

March 1 - 2, 2019

Hinson Baptist Church
1137 SE 20th Ave. | Portland, OR 97214

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The 9Marks Conference Northwest is a way for Christians to learn about often-overlooked biblical practices for the church. The focus of this 2019 conference is to help Christians consider the importance of Biblical Theology. This conference is helpful to both paid church leaders as well as lay leaders and congregants. Representatives of the 9Marks ministry will present nine sessions on building healthy (that is, biblical) churches through Biblical Theology. There will be many opportunities throughout the conference to ask questions, dialogue with the speakers, and build relationships with other Christians.

Why You should Attend

This conference will be a chance for you to listen and learn about the difference Biblical Theology should make for both the doctrine and the function of the local church. Because the focus will be on implications for ministry across the breadth of the church, this theology is not just for the pastor, but for anyone engaged in the local church. This conference will provide you with the opportunity to not only sit under great teaching, but also to build relationships with other like-minded pastors, students, and ministry leaders.


Nick Roark - Franconia Baptist Church (Alexandria, VA)

Greg Gilbert - Third Avenue Baptist Church (Louisville, KY)

David Farley - Grace Christian Fellowship (Spokane, WA)

Michael Lawrence - Hinson Baptist Church (Portland, OR)

Todd Miles - Hinson Baptist Church (Portland, OR)


  • Regular Attendee: $60

  • Student Attendee: $45

  • Hinson Church Member: $35

View hotel suggestions here. There are also a limited number of rooms available at a special Hinson rate at the Asylum Hawthorne AirBnB. Rates start at $58/night + $50 cleaning fee. Please contact mwhitcomb@hinsonchurch.org to check room availability.

Hotel Recommendations

Seminary Credit - Western SEminary

Western Seminary is offering a wrap-around course in the Spring of 2019. This conference would be a required event along with some classroom attendance, reading, and writing. More details will be available soon in the Western Seminary Spring Campus Course Schedules.

COnference Schedule

Friday, March 1

5:00 – 7:00 pm       Check-in

6:00 – 6:45 pm       Overview of the 9 Marks of a Healthy Church (optional)

7:00 – 7:30 pm       Welcome/Intro

7:30 – 8:15 pm        Session 1

8:30 – 9:15 pm        Session 2

9:15 – 9:30 pm        Q&A

Saturday, March 2

8:00 – 8:45 am              Breakfast (provided)

8:00 – 9:00 am             Check-in for those attending on Saturday only

8:45 – 9:00 am               Opening

9:00 – 9:45 am               Session 3

10:00 – 10:45 am            Session 4

11:00 – 11:45 am             Session 5

11:45 am – 12:30 pm      Q&A

12:30 – 2:00 pm             Lunch (not provided)

2:00 – 2:45 pm               Session 6

3:00 – 3:45 pm               Session 7

4:00 – 4:45 pm               Session 8

4:45 – 5:15 pm             Q&A

5:15 – 5:30 pm              Closing