Thursday 29th July 2021


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Morning Prayer

Prayer is integral to our relationship with the Lord and it is at the heart of the Convention.

Join us for a time of prayer, led by Gareth Lewis.

A downloadable PDF of prayers will be available here ahead of the session.

This session will be live streamed.

 Click here for downloadable session prayer diary

Thursday 08:45 Packing Hall,

Seminar: Is this it? Resetting life after lockdown: When it’s all a bit much

Having had life on hold for 18 months, things appear to be picking up speed. How can we make sure we negotiate this next stage of adult life wisely? We’ll think through how to respond when life feels a blur of too many people (‘Do I have to go out again?’), too many options (‘What should I do with my life?’) and too many expectations (‘Am I failing at life?’).

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This session will be available for catch up.

Thursday 09:30 Rachel Jones PF - 2,

Seminar: Living Faithfully in our Culture: Faithful in our Answers

In what is often a hope-less culture, we want to talk about the hope of Christ. The problem is that our answers are often hopeless: we don’t know what to say – and people don’t ask! How can we be faithful in giving reasons for our hope?

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This session will be available for catch up.

Thursday 09:30 Dan Strange PF - 4,

Seminar: Faithful witness: Faithful leaders (Part 1)

Joshua 7 is one of the most sobering passages in all of Scripture. It’s terrible to see that Achan doesn’t just die for his sin himself, but many around him are victims of his terrible choices. Having been warned that ‘our sin will find us out’, we’ll then look at what it means to lead ourselves well in terms of our thinking, our feelings, our choices and our physical health. How do we internalise the great truths of the gospel to keep ourselves in thanksgiving and stop us falling into resentment?

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Book recommendations: Honest Evangelism by Rico Tice, Faithful Leaders by Rico Tice, Christianity Explored materials, The Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Thursday 09:30 Rico Tice Packing Hall,

Seminar: Faithfulness to the Heart of the Next Generation

In the first of two seminars on parenting, we will look together at the pressing and ongoing need to disciple our children. This involves reaching their hearts, and not just seeking to change their behaviour. It’s about how we make gospel homes, and shape a Christian life within a largely non-Christian world. We will look at how each of us can do this, day by day, in our own lives.

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Book recommendation: Child Proof: Parenting by Faith not Formula, by Julie Lowe

This session will be available for catch up.

Thursday 09:30 Matthew & Karen Sleeman Relay tent,

K4K Families Together

Join these brand new Keswick 4 Kids sessions for the opportunity to explore the Bible as a family. Open to children aged 11 and under and their families, there’ll be Bible teaching, songs and other activities. All activities will be set up for you at your own table so you can learn and have fun together with ease.

Thursday 09:30 Youth tent,

Count Everyone In

We’d love you to join us for these short daily online sessions of Bible teaching, worship, signing and prayer with Count Everyone In. The series runs Monday to Friday and is especially intended for adults with learning disabilities to encounter God for the first time or to grow in their faith and understanding. We shall explore the exciting Book of Ruth with the help of Janneke Klos, Pete and Christine Winmill, who each take the role of one of the main characters. We shall find out how God is faithful even in difficult times. Each session will be streamed on YouTube.

Join Naomi, Ruth and Boaz at 10:45am on YouTube to listen in to their action-packed conversation about God’s faithfulness. It will challenge you to think about your own experience. Are we faithful to God and to each other?

This week’s sessions are a repeat of those premiered during Week One.

Thursday 10:45

Morning Bible Reading: Exodus: A Portrait of God’s Faithfulness in Five Meals

We’re going to look at five meals in the book of Exodus that together tell not simply the story of God’s liberation of the Israelites from slavery, but our story, our liberation and our future.

A Faithful Priest (Exodus 25 and 30): What does the future look like for God’s people and God’s world? And how can we find our way there? We’ll pour over God’s blueprint for the future and examine the signficance of the Bread of Presence.

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Thursday 11:15 Tim Chester Packing Hall, Relay tent, Keswick Methodist Church relay,

Keswick Youth (11-13): Small-group Bible teaching

Having fun, being challenged by God’s Word and being changed to live more for Him is the aim of Keswick Youth.

During these morning sessions there will be small-group Bible teaching as young people aged 11 to 13 and their leaders gather to speak about God, read the Bible and look at how to live as a Christian.

Young people must be registered for these sessions. Click here to register.

Thursday 11:15 PF - 4,

Keswick Youth (14-16): Small-group Bible teaching

Having fun, being challenged by God’s Word and being changed to live more for Him is the aim of Keswick Youth.

During these morning sessions there will be small-group Bible teaching as young people aged 14 to 16 and their leaders gather to speak about God, read the Bible and look at how to live as a Christian.

Young people must be registered for these sessions. Click here to register.

Thursday 11:15 PF - 2,

Keswick Youth (17-18): Small-group Bible teaching

Having fun, being challenged by God’s Word and being changed to live more for Him is the aim of Keswick Youth.

During these morning sessions there will be small-group Bible teaching as young people aged 17 to 18 and their leaders gather to speak about God, read the Bible and look at how to live as a Christian.

Young people must be registered for these sessions. Click here to register.

Thursday 11:15 PF - 1,

Pencil Factory Tour

Join a tour of the Pencil Factory Building

This year has seen tremendous progress with the Derwent project – despite Covid –  there’s been a full programme of Teaching and Training courses – and phase one of the refurbishment of the Pencil Factory building is completed. Heating, lighting and plumbing are now installed throughout, ground floor meeting rooms created – that will be used for the Youth programme at this year’s Convention – and toilets installed for the Convention.

We are running tours for small groups at 13.30 and 15.30 Monday to Friday, to see the progress and discuss plans for the next phases of work. We do hope you can join. Please meet at the entrance to the Pencil Factory.

To book your space, please register via the link on this page. Please note that spaces are limited. We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday 13:30

Pencil Factory Tour

Join a tour of the Pencil Factory Building

This year has seen tremendous progress with the Derwent project – despite Covid –  there’s been a full programme of Teaching and Training courses – and phase one of the refurbishment of the Pencil Factory building is completed. Heating, lighting and plumbing are now installed throughout, ground floor meeting rooms created – that will be used for the Youth programme at this year’s Convention – and toilets installed for the Convention.

We are running tours for small groups at 13.30 and 15.30 Monday to Friday, to see the progress and discuss plans for the next phases of work. We do hope you can join. Please meet at the entrance to the Pencil Factory.

To book your space, please register via the link on this page. Please note that spaces are limited. We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday 15:30

Keswick Youth (11-18): Evening Programme

The Keswick Youth evening sessions give young people another chance to get together to have fun, be challenged by God’s Word and be changed to live more for Him. We’ll be holding youth evening celebrations for the young people on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Young people must be registered for these sessions. Click here to register.

Thursday 19:15 PF - 2, PF - 4,

Evening Celebration: Good news of great joy

The opening two chapters of Luke’s gospel highlight the faithfulness of God as the Old Testament story – a story awaiting a conclusion for a people awaiting consolation – comes to its climax in Jesus. Jesus is revealed as the fulfilment of Jewish hopes for salvation, an expression of God’s mercy and faithfulness to his promises.

Rooted in history and in the actions of a colonial power whose very presence graphically depicted Israel’s oppression and the sin that caused it, the shepherds hear of good news of a Messiah in Luke 2:1-20. This king will cause great joy not just for all the people (Israel), but ultimately for all people who believe. The true king of the world is not a decree-issuing emperor, but a baby in a manger.

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Thursday 19:30 Packing Hall, Relay tent, Youth tent, Keswick Methodist Church relay,

19-24s Late Night

While you’re making some of the decisions that will shape you for the future, we want to be there with you, cheering you on to live a life worthy of the calling you’ve received. Explore the Word of God in our dedicated 19–24s space and enjoy making new friends right here in the beautiful Lake District. Come and get excited about the Gospel and the call to whole-life discipleship – it really could be a week to remember.

Thursday 21:15 PF - 1,