Thursday 29th July 2021

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.

Thursday 08:45

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?’).

This session will be available for catch up.

Thursday 09:30 Rachel Jones

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?

This session will be available for catch up.

Thursday 09:30 Dan Strange

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?

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 available for catch up.

Thursday 09:30 Rico Tice

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.

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

This session will be available for catch up.

Thursday 09:30 Matthew & Karen Sleeman

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

Count Everyone In

We’d love you to join us for this short daily online session with Count Everyone In, running Monday to Friday. This is a devotion for adults with learning disabilities to encounter God for the first time and for others to grow in their faith and understanding. This session will be streamed on YouTube. Further details will be added soon.

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

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

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

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

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

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 Jeremy McQuoid

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