STEADFAST starts Friday, October 6 and continues all day Saturday, October 7 with full-length sessions and a special topical break-out session. Saturday's lunch is provided for all attendees.
Andrew Curry will also be preaching at
Grace Bible Church on Sunday, October 8.
Conference tickets can be purchased using the link below - you will be redirected to a secure website for payment. Your ticket will allow entrance to all sessions for both days.
Are you a pastor or church leader? Make sure to register for a special hosted Pastor's Lunch that's free with your conference pass!
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 will include a special catered lunch and a Q&A with the guest 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 event!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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, 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)