This year's conference will be held Friday, September 22 to Saturday, September 23 at Grace Bible Church in Bakersfield, California.
Registration will be available using our secure online ticketing portal shortly.
One of the great foundations of the Christian faith is the deity of Christ. His nature as fully God and as the Son of God is essential both to salvation and proper worship. In our five-year conference theme of exploring Colossians 1:28, the mandate to the Church, this second year is focused again on the "HIM WE PROCLAIM" beginning of the verse. While 2022 was aimed at the humanity of Christ, 2023 will look intently at the deity of Christ. Our speakers will explain five different parts to understanding, defending, and marveling at Jesus Christ who is "God with us."
The 2023 Steadfast Bible Conference is thrilled to welcome pastors Nate Pickowicz (Harvest Bible Church in Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire) and Brian Fairchild (Colonial Bible Church in Midland, Texas) along with our Dr. Steve Swartz (Grace Bible Church in Bakersfield, California) as we proclaim HIM, the Name Above All Names, and the only one worthy of all our praise and adoration.
We are thankful for our guest speakers who make this yearly event full of rich and biblical truths.
Tentative conference schedule. A full schedule will be available to all attendees upon check-in.
You are invited back to Grace Bible Church for worship on Sunday morning.
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)
"Beloved, Be ye STEADFAST in the doctrines of the gospel. Know what you know, and knowing, cling to it."
Charles H. Spurgeon
British 19th century "Prince of Preachers"
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.
"Continue STEADFAST and unmovable in the profession of [your] faith"
Great American 18th Century Preacher
"...Continue in the faith firmly grounded and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven"
The Apostle Paul
Colossians 1:23 (LSB)