Friday 6th August 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 John Martin.

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

Friday 08:45

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.

This session will be available for catch up.

Friday 09:30 Rico Villanueva

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.

This session will be available for catch up.

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?

Book recommendation: A Place for God by Pete Nicholas

This session will be available for catch up.

Friday 09:30 Pete Nicholas

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

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

Bible Reading: Hosea: The Subversive 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

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

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.

Young people must be registered for these sessions to attend in person. Click here to register.

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

Friday 19:15

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