with Austin Duncan and Steve Swartz 
September 23-24, 2022 in Bakersfield, California
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Him We Proclaim

The Humanity of Christ

"Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ."

The humanity of Christ is bound up in a truth theologians call “the hypostatic union.” By His earthly incarnation, Jesus is one person with two natures: divine and human. The human nature of Christ is affirmed by His virgin birth, by the testimony of John 1 that God became flesh, by many other witnesses in Scripture, and by the minimum of 34 titles specific to His humanity. But beyond just the theological fact of Christ’s humanity, much of the believer’s hope is grounded in Jesus the Man. For example, only Jesus the Man could fulfill the first prophecy of a Savior to crush Satan (Genesis 3:15). Jesus must be human to act in the roles of prophet, priest, and king for all who belong to Him. A perfect sinless human being can only be a sufficient substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Jesus demonstrated perfectly as a man how to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. And only Jesus the Man could prove that a human being may be resurrected by the power of God, thus giving Christians certain hope that we too can follow Him safely to death and resurrection.

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2022 Steadfast Bible Conference is now available!


This year's conference will be held Friday, September 23 to Saturday, September 24 at Grace Bible Church in Bakersfield, California.


Use the link below to be directed to our secure ticketing portal to purchase conference tickets.


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2022 Conference Speakers

We are thankful for our guest speakers who make this yearly event full of rich and biblical truths.


Grace Bible Church

Bakersfield, CA


Grace Community Church

Los Angeles, CA

Conference Schedule

Tentative conference schedule. A full schedule will be available to all attendees upon check-in.

Friday, September 23

6:00 pm
Registration & Check-In
7:00 pm
The Word Became Flesh: Understanding the Humanity of Christ
Dr. Steve Swartz

Saturday, September 24

8:15 am
9:00 am
He Emptied Himself: The Virgin Birth and The Self-Emptying of Christ
Dr. Steve Swartz
10:30 am
A Spirit-Filled Savior: The Spirit's Work in Christ
Dr. Austin Duncan
12:00 pm
Provided On-Site
1:30 pm
An Example to Follow: Scripture and Prayer in the Life of Christ
Dr. Steve Swartz
3:00 pm
The Second Adam: Jesus the Man and Our Salvation
Dr. Austin Duncan

Sunday, September 25

You are invited for worship at Grace Bible Church or neighboring congregations on Sunday.

10:45 am
He Shall Reign Forever: The Resurrection, Rule, and Return of the Son of Man
Dr. Steve Swartz
Please note that session times and topics are subject to change.

Why Steadfast?

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 (ESV).

  • A Warning and A Command

    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"

  • An Encouragement

    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"

    George Whitefield
    Great American 18th Century Preacher


    "...Continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven."

    The Apostle Paul
    Colossians 1:23 (ESV)

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Contact Us

The Steadfast Bible Conference is a ministry of Grace Bible Church of Bakersfield.
Please contact us with your questions regarding the conference or venue.