Thursday, February 23 - Sunday, February 26

The cost to register for the Weekenders is $175. If you are a student and have questions about possible discounts, please email: weekender@highpointeaustin.org
Pastors, Seminary Students, and Church Leaders, we are excited to announce our next 9Marks Weekender in Austin, TX!
Check-in will begin at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 24 and the Weekender will officially begin at 4:30 p.m. Participants benefit the most by attending all sessions (Thursday evening through Sunday evening), so please make plans to attend the entire Weekender. We should end around 7:00pm on Sunday night.
Weekender detailed schedule will be sent out at a later date.
If you have any questions please email weekender@highpointeaustin.org

What is a Weekender?

Beginning with a partnership between 9Marks and Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, 9Marks Weekenders were birthed. Three times a year, 9Marks and Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC host around one hundred pastors, seminarians, and church leaders from Thursday night to Sunday evening for a full-on immersion in the life and inner workings of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, a church committed to living and ministering biblically.
You’ll have box seats for a new members’ class. You’ll be front and center for lectures on expositional preaching and implementing change. You’ll even go behind closed doors to observe an elders’ meeting. From leadership to worship to body life and more, it’s all on the table.
By God’s grace alone, this endeavor to train pastors, seminarians, and church leaders has grown abundantly over the last decade. While this growth is celebrated, it does come with its own challenges. The demand to attend a Weekender has forced 9Marks to implement waitlists and forced potential attendees to seek attendance over a year and a half out.
With great excitement we want to announce that 9Marks has now partnered with High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas to begin hosting additional Weekenders for participants unable to attend CHBC due to distance and/or availability. Our 2022 Weekender hosted by HPBC will be February 24-27, 2021.

Why attend a Weekender?

We encourage pastors and church leaders to attend because, just as every Timothy needs a Paul, so every church needs a model. “Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you” (Phil 3:17; 4:9).
You may not implement or even agree with every last thing you see during your visit, but having this biblical model can help develop a more directed movement in the way you serve and lead in your local body.
Then again, maybe you know where to go, but feel clueless about how to get there: “I know I want elders, but what do they do when they meet? I know I need to preach, but how do I go about preparing sermons week in and week out? I know the budget needs work, but I’m no accountant.” The goal of a 9Marks Weekender is to provide an environment in which leaders can observe and discuss the biblical and practical dynamics of nurturing love and holiness in a local church.


We can offer a 75% refund up until January 15, 2022. After that we will not be able to issue a refund.


We will be posting a link to hotels closest to High Pointe.

Free Books!

Those who attend the Weekender will receive anywhere from 12 to 20 free books. So make sure to leave some extra room in your suitcase!


Travel plans are left to you. The Weekender officially begins at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24. Please plan to arrive at the church no later than 4:00 p.m. that Thursday afternoon, check-in will begin at 4:00 p.m. Please do not book your return flight for any earlier than Monday morning.


Light snacks will be provided throughout the weekend. Thursday: we will provide dinner. Friday: lunch will be provided, dinner will be on your own. Saturday: Lunch and dinner will be provided. Sunday: You have the option to do lunch on your own or have lunch with an elder (sign ups will happen on Friday of the weekend), dinner will be provided. If you have any food allergies, please note them on the registration.

"Can I bring my wife?"

Men often ask if they can or should bring their wives to the Weekender. We generally discourage it because the schedule is extremely full and the sessions are only open to the registered participants. If wives do come, they are welcome to attend the church’s public meetings (Life Classes, Sunday AM and Sunday PM services).


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