The Steadfast Bible Conference
October 6-7, 2017
Bakersfield, California
with special guests Dr. Scott Ardavanis and Dr. Andrew Curry
Also featuring Steve Swartz and Dr. John Street
2017 Media Available Now!

The Doctrines of Grace

As summarized by the Reformation in what we know of as the Five Solas.

Sola Scriptura

Scripture Alone as the Standard

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Sola Gratia

Salvation by Grace Alone

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us.
- Ephesians 1:8

Sola Fide

Justifcation by Faith Alone

Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for "The righteous shall live by faith."
- Galatians 3:11

Solus Christus

Salvation Through Christ's Work Alone

For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
- Colossians 1:13

Soli Deo Gloria

All to the Glory of God Alone

For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
- Romans 11:36

1517 to 2017

Our 2017 conference theme "The Doctrines of Grace" desires to reaffirm the truths found in Scripture and stated in the solas of the Reformation. It is by knowing these truths of the Christian faith that we can be sure and STEADFAST in our hope in God's Word and his work in His people. We host STEADFAST to encourage local believers - ourselves included - of the faith and hope we have in Christ and celebrate in thankfulness.


Tentative 2017 conference schedule. A full schedule will be available to all attendees upon check-in.
For directions to Grace Bible Church please Click Here.

Friday, October 6

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration / Check-in
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Session 1: Scott Ardavanis


Saturday, October 7

8:00am - 9:00am
Registration / Check-in
9:00am - 10:20am
Session 2: Andrew Curry
10:45am - 12:15pm
Session 3: Steve Swartz
12:15pm - 2:00pm
Lunch (Provided)
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Topics: Various Speakers
4:00pm - 5:45pm
Session 4: Scott Ardavanis


Sunday, October 8

Sunday Morning Worship Service at Grace Bible Church

10:45am - 12:15pm
Guest Preaching: Andrew Curry

Please note that session times and topics are subject to change.

About 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).

  • Why "Steadfast"?

    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)

Contact Us

Send us a quick message with your questions about the conference. More contact details can be found on Grace Bible Church's Contact page.