Friday 30th 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.

Friday 08:45

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.

This session will be available for catch up.

Friday 09:30 Rachel Jones

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?

This session will be available for catch up.

Friday 09:30 Dan Strange

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.

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.

Friday 09:30 Rico Tice

Seminar: Faithfulness in the Heat of 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.

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

This session will be available for catch up.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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