Friday 6th 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.

 Click here for downloadable session prayer diary

Friday 08:45 Packing Hall,

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

Lamenting as a Community of Faith

How do we lament as a community? Lament is often viewed as a private matter in western societies. But lament in the Bible is also communal. The book of Lamentations ends with a communal lament. It shows us the value of lamenting as a community. Indeed, one of the reasons the Israelites were able to survive their tragic experiences was because they knew how to lament as a community.

  Click here for session handout

Friday 09:30 Rico Villanueva PF - 2,

Seminar: Cross cultural mission in our communities: God’s faithfulness around the table

In God’s faithfulness around the table, we’ll remember God’s warm welcome and hospitality to us around Christ’s table. Through this lens we’ll re-imagine gospel outreach to immigrants in our local communities and begin to see cross-cultural ministry in terms of divine hospitality, both metaphorically and literally. Finally, we’ll note that in hospitable encounters both host and guest are always profoundly changed.

  Click here for session recommended resources

This session will be available for catch up.

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

Seminar: Millennial Questions: Engaging millennials with the gospel through life’s big questions

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.

Friday 09:30 Pete Nicholas Packing Hall,

Seminar: Faithfulness in the Home: Men and boys

I live in a Scottish council estate. It’s a matriarchal society. Men are often absent, abusive, or addicts. The men that young lads aspire to be are either those who control the most people through fear, or those who lose control most often in anger. Your context may be different, but just as challenging. How do we evangelise and disciple men and boys amid these challenges, and when even the categories of gender are being challenged?

This session will be available for catch up.

Friday 09:30 Andy Prime 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

Bible Reading: Hosea: The Surprising Compassion of God

When God pleads for wisdom – Hosea 11-14

Because of his infinite grace, there is an alternative to enduring the outworking of God’s just wrath. God himself calls on his people ‘to return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always’. (12:6) Obedience to this call is nothing less than the way of wisdom and discernment. (14:9) So will we be wise?

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.

Friday 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.

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.

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

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.

Click here to view the PDF for the session.

Friday 19:15 Youth tent,

Evening Celebration: A Christ-dependent church

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.

In Revelation 3:14-22 we are introduced to the church in Laodicea. Lacking self-awareness, their own verdict on themselves is very different from the risen Christ’s. They need to hear his words of warning and welcome his gracious offer.

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

Friday 19:30 Andy Prime Packing Hall, Relay tent, PF - 4, Keswick Methodist Church relay,