STEADFAST starts Friday, October 12 at Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield and continues all day Saturday, October 13 with full-length sessions. Saturday's lunch is provided for all attendees.
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.
This is an issue upon which hinges the truth of the character of God, the inspiration and authority of the Bible, and the nature of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Without a right understanding of this issue, God becomes passive, the Bible becomes questionable, and the gospel becomes unclear.
We are pleased to have developed rich partnerships for this year’s Steadfast Bible Conference. First, we are happy to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Terry Mortenson. Dr. Mortenson holds a Master of Divinity degree as well as a Ph.D. in the history of geology. He has lectured in over 25 countries and serves as an author, speaker, and researcher with Answers in Genesis.
Second, we are excited to coordinate with Answers in Genesis for this conference. AiG is a Christian apologetics ministry dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively with an outstanding emphasis on key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.
Third, we are thankful to welcome a new but vital voice to the world of Christian apologetics, Dr. Matt McLain. Dr. McLain is a paleontologist with degrees in geology and earth sciences. His research specialty involves dinosaurs and pterosaurs. He has authored numerous publications in professional scientific journals and serves as professor of biology and geology at The Master’s University.
Finally, we at Grace Bible Church are blessed to partner with Dr. Roger Spradlin and Valley Baptist Church this year. Alhough Dr. Spradlin is not speaking on this year's theme, VBC is graciously providing our venue on their beautiful Fruitvale Campus and has extended a wonderful friendship to this ministry during our planning in the past months. We are grateful for the commitment that VBC holds to biblical inerrancy and to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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)