Friday 30th 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

Friday 08:45 Packing Hall,

Seminar: Is this it? Resetting life after lockdown: When it delivers too little

What do we do when post-lockdown life – whatever that looks like – isn’t quite what we were hoping for? In this session we’ll think about dissatisfaction (‘Why am I still not happy?’), relational longing (‘Do I even have any real friends?’) and our desire for more (‘Is this it?’). All ages welcome, but these seminars will have a special focus on being in your 20s and early 30s.

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This session will be available for catch up.

Friday 09:30 Rachel Jones PF - 2,

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

Christians are called to be different and yet in our ‘cancel’ culture the pressure for us to pursue a path of looking-in, lashing-out, or just looking-like the world around, is immense. How might we display a ‘convinced civility’ which models Christ and points to him?

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This session will be available for catch up.

Friday 09:30 Dan Strange PF - 4,

Seminar: Faithful witness: Faithful leaders (Part 2)

As we look at Jesus in Mark’s Gospel, we see that he leaves us and his disciples with a choice in Mark chapters 9 and 10: it’s self-seeking or self-sacrifice, it’s power or service. So we’ll be using Mark’s Gospel to help us think through what it means to develop the mindset of a servant in our local church and community. We’ll also be seeing how self-serving pastors so often fail to remain faithful to God’s Word.

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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.

Friday 09:30 Rico Tice Packing Hall,

Seminar: Faithfulness in the Heat Facing the Next Generation

In this second parenting seminar, we will consider some of the pressures on us and our children, stresses that would deflect or weaken our resolve to parent faithfully. Some will be common to all, such as peer pressure, tiredness and technologies. Other stresses, such as additional needs, might be more particular. We will look towards practical strategies that don’t lose sight of the heart and hope of God’s work in our 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.

Friday 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.

Friday 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.

On our final morning there’s lots to think about as we take a look at God’s bigger picture and find out how we can be part of that picture too. Join us at 10:45am on YouTube. See you there!

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

Friday 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 Name (Exodus 33-34): How can we see the God who can’t be seen? And how can we experience his presence when life is hard? We’ll discover some answers as we clear up the mess created by the feast for the golden calf.

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

Friday 11:15 Tim Chester Packing Hall, Relay tent, Youth 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.

Friday 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.

Friday 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.

Friday 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!

Friday 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!

Friday 15:30

Evening Celebration: Consolation and comfort from a suffering saviour

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.

Through Simeon and Anna, in Luke 2:21-40, the Spirit of prophecy makes clear to Mary and Joseph what was going on with their child: longed-for consolation and comfort is coming, but the shadow of suffering looms large. Glory in God’s kingdom, unlike Caesar’s, looks very different.

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

Friday 19:30 Rico Tice Packing Hall, Relay tent, Youth tent, Keswick Methodist Church relay,