Thursday 5th August 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 John Martin.

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

This session will be live streamed.

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Thursday 08:45 Packing Hall,

Seminar: School of Biblical Studies: What the Church can learn from Lamentations

The Tragic in the Life of Faith

The Book of Lamentations is known to many Christians through the song Great is Thy Faithfulness. Unfortunately, this song only took two verses from Lamentations 3:24-25 and ignored the rest of the book. As a result, the important message of the place of tragic in the life of faith was lost. The Christianity we have inherited has become too triumphalistic, leaving no room for loss, failure, and defeat. How tragic!

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Thursday 09:30 Rico Villanueva PF - 2,

Seminar: Cross cultural mission in our communities: God’s faithfulness in spaces and places

In God’s faithfulness in spaces and places we’ll turn our attention to the local communities around our churches, and think about how to get to know our God-given ‘patch’ a little better. We’ll consider how best to serve those communities with faithful, relevant gospel ministries, with an eye on the special needs of arrivals who have migrated from other parts of the world.

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This session will be available for catch up.

Thursday 09:30 David and Maura Baldwin PF - 4,

Seminar: Millennial Questions: The questions millennials are asking and how to approach them

Millennials (those born between 1981-1996) and the generation after them, Gen Z, have a real spiritual hunger. However, because of big shifts in their values and the questions they are asking, many of our more traditional gospel presentations, evangelistic approaches and apologetics answers just don’t connect. How do we connect with them? What questions are they asking? How do we communicate the changeless gospel in this ever changing context?

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Book recommendation: A Place for God by Pete Nicholas

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

Thursday 09:30 Pete Nicholas Packing Hall,

Seminar: Faithfulness in all things: Women and girls

In this seminar, we will explore what it means to be a Christian woman who lives faithfully for Jesus in all of life. We will see that this is rooted in our identity as image bearers, saved by Christ to holiness as we live all of life for him. We will unpack what this might look like in different seasons of life, and how the gospel liberates us to work this out as we learn and grow in Christlikeness.

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Book recommendations: In his Image by Jen Wilkin, Is this it? by Rachel Jones, (A)Typical Woman by Abigail Dodds

This session will be available for catch up.

Thursday 09:30 Inonge Siluka 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

Bible Reading: Hosea: The Surprising Compassion of God

When God must hand his people over – Hosea 8-10

God created the universe to bear his divine stamp on every atom and galaxy. The result is that we live in a moral world, in which truth, justice and goodness are guaranteed to prevail. Evil will not prevail. But it also means that God will hand us over to the whirlwind of our sins’ consequences (8:7). Unless…

Book recommendations: Hosea The Passion of God by Tim Chester, The Message of Hosea by Derek Kidner, Love Divine & Unfailing by Michael P V Barrett, Hosea: An Introduction and Commentary by Robin Routledge

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

Thursday 11:15 Mark Meynell 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.

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.

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.

Thursday 11:15 PF - 1,

Keswick Unconventional: Lunchtime gig with Tyrone Isaac-Stuart

Join us for this lunchtime gig with Tyrone Isaac-Stuart.

More details to follow.

Tickets will be available from Eventbrite from 5th July. Click here to book tickets.

Thursday 13:15 St John's Church,

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

Keswick Unconventional: Workshop and Artist’s Talk: Between East and West

Artist Kaori Homma will give an illustrated talk about her ongoing project ‘Homma Meridian’, which references cartographic demarcation of the Greenwich Prime Meridian.  By re-positioning it in various places around the world, the artist explores Biblical notions of East as a place where human history has been taking place, while also asking questions about the polarity between east and west, and liminal time/space in-between. The talk will be followed by a workshop and discussion.

Kaori is an artist originally from Japan, based in London exhibiting in UK and internationally. Homma is a co-founder of Art Action UK, a platform for artists’ creative and critical responses to global crisis. She is also an Associate Lecturer at CSM and CCW at University of Arts London. Homma’s works are regularly exhibited at Royal Academy, and in both public and private collections. Homma co-leads a fellowship group at All Souls, Langham Place with her husband Ken McLaughlin and serve as a mentor for Ergon ministry. She also works with Morphē Arts to give support for artists.

Tickets will be available from Eventbrite from 5th July. Click here to book tickets.

Thursday 15:00 St John's Church,

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 from Sunday to Friday.

This week’s evening sessions will be live-streamed so that young people around the UK and beyond can join in and benefit.

Thursday 19:15 Youth tent,

Evening Celebration: A resilient church (Mission Night)

The future of the church – at least in Asia Minor – was threatened from without by persecution and within by false teaching, idolatry and immorality. The words of the risen Christ come, with similar pattern, in every letter. Although rooted in history, and particular, yet they are meant for wider audience and they are very contemporary.

Weakness and struggle characterise the church in Philadelphia, as described in Revelation 3:7-13. But the church has hung in there and kept faithful in the face of great opposition.

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

Thursday 19:30 Pete Nicholas Packing Hall, Relay tent, PF - 4, 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,