The 2017 Steadfast Bible Conference was held October 6-7, 2017 at Grace Bible Church of Bakersfield in Bakersfield California. The year's theme celebrated "The Doctines of Grace" and tied closely to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Guest speakers for the 2017 conference included Dr. Scott Ardavanis (Grace Church of the Valley, Kingsburg, CA), Dr. Andrew Curry (Emmanuel Baptist Church, Lisburn, Ireland) and Steve Swartz (Grace Bible Church, Bakersfield, CA). Details about the 2018 conference will be available here soon on at the conference mini-site at www.steadfastconference.org.
What is the Steadfast Conference?
The Steadfast Bible Conference exists to encourage and strengthen the body of Christ to be "stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard" (Colossians 1:23). Each year, we present a invaluable method of worshiping our Lord - learning about Him whom we serve in hopes to better serve and love Him. We do this through presenting the preached Word of Jesus Christ by qualified men who are called by God to preach and teach, by high worship of our Savior through theologically-sound and honoring music, and by promoting the fellowing of like-minded believers from many local church bodies.
We live in an age and culture that makes us want to question everything and not believe that truth is immovable.
It's no wonder the Apostle Paul warned us, "Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable." (1 Corinthians 15:58). This word STEADFAST is crucial in Scriptures and occurs dozens of times, warning us and encouraging believers to be strong in our faith. We know as Christians we are called to be different from our culture, and it is by standing upon God's Word that we are strengthened.
One of the main purposes of STEADFAST is the encouragement of local pastors. We have set aside a special session reserved for registered pastors, elders, and their wives to better equip them to be steadfast in their local ministries. This time includes a special catered lunch and a Q&A with the speakers, along with a chance to obtain additional pastoral resources. No other local forum exists in the Bakersfield area for like-minded pastors to strengthen one another in this way. We would encourage all local congregations to ensure their pastor is a part of this special yearly event!
Past Conference Media
Media from the past conferences is available on on our media page under the Steadfast Conference series. You can also visit the conference mini-site for past years' media (including video) and details about the upcoming plans.