Seminars

Seminar: School of Biblical Studies – Life in Light of Eternity

Wisdom from the Book of Ecclesiastes for Today (Life)

If all is “meaningless, meaningless” how then should we live? What does a life well lived in light of eternity actually look like?

Friday 09:30 David Gibson

Seminar: School of Biblical Studies – Life in Light of Eternity

Wisdom from the Book of Ecclesiastes for Today (Perspective)

How do we get a handle on a book as perplexing as Ecclesiastes? What difference does Jesus make? An overview and introduction to this part of the wisdom literature with some big picture thinking about the whole of life.

Monday 09:30 David Gibson

Seminar: School of Biblical Studies – Life in Light of Eternity

Wisdom from the Book of Ecclesiastes for Today (Time)

An eternal God teaches creatures some of his greatest lessons through the vehicle of time. Wise people respect time’s rhythms and give up trying to control time’s seasons.

Tuesday 09:30 David Gibson

Seminar: School of Biblical Studies – Life in Light of Eternity

Wisdom from the Book of Ecclesiastes for Today (Death)

How can the day of death possibly be better than the day of birth (Ecc. 7:2)? Ecclesiastes is a mediation on the fact that we are whispers in the wind, here one minute and gone the next.

Thursday 09:30 David Gibson

Seminar: Grateful for Past Battles

Creation – God…and everything else

Christians have always insisted on the goodness of creation. We’re going to consider Irenaeus of Lyons, a second-century leader of the Church, and see how his teaching can keep us from unbiblical, imbalanced attitudes on creation – and how our salvation in Jesus means hope for the world.

Monday 09:30 Niv Lobo

Seminar: Grateful for Past Battles

Trinity – who God is in Himself

The Trinity: if it’s too mysterious to understand, what’s the point? If getting it wrong is so dangerous, why engage? But we will never worship God rightly or enjoy God fully until we know Him as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Come see more by looking at Athanasius of Alexandria, and the Church’s struggle to stay faithful to the Triune God in the fourth century.

Tuesday 09:30 Niv Lobo

Seminar: Grateful for Past Battles

Jesus- fully God, fully Man

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, but have we seen His glory? We’re going to think through fifth-century leader Cyril of Alexandria’s passionate proclamation of a Saviour who is fully divine and fully human, and contemplate the glory and goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thursday 09:30 Niv Lobo

Seminar: Grateful for Past Battles

Salvation – what sinners really need

What the Bible says about human sin makes sense of us and our world like nothing else – but it’s never been easy to hear. We’re going to dwell on why salvation is something we need, and not something we can achieve on our own. We’re going to draw on Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430) and his battle to articulate what Scripture says about sin and our salvation.

Friday 09:30 Niv Lobo

Seminar: Grateful for their Witness – Lessons for today from the lives of “Keswick Missionaries” of the past

Hudson Taylor – China, Conviction and Commitment

Hudson Taylor is one of the most famous names in world mission. His conviction of the truth of God’s word and gospel, and commitment to God’s mission, led him to China – and to Keswick – his ‘happy hunting ground’ for future missionaries. How can his life story inspire us to renew our conviction, commitment and excitement in sharing God’s good news?

Monday 09:30 Clare Heath-Whyte

Seminar: Grateful for their Witness – Lessons for today from the lives of “Keswick Missionaries” of the past

Lilias Trotter – Algeria, Ambition and Agenda

Lilias Trotter could have been one of the greatest artists of her generation. Instead, inspired and encouraged by the Keswick Convention, she spent 40 years in Algeria sharing the gospel. She followed God’s ambition and agenda, not the world’s. How will her fascinating story challenge us to do the same?

Tuesday 09:30 Clare Heath-Whyte

Seminar: Grateful for their Witness – Lessons for today from the lives of “Keswick Missionaries” of the past

Barclay Buxton – Japan, Genealogy and Generosity

Barclay Buxton came from a wealthy and influential Christian family. Their godly example was key in leading him to Christ, ministry, and mission in Japan. Visits to Keswick encouraged him throughout. Following his godly example his family also became involved in ministry and mission. How can we, like him, influence those we know and love to serve Christ?

Thursday 09:30 Clare Heath-Whyte

Seminar: Grateful for their Witness – Lessons for today from the lives of “Keswick Missionaries” of the past

Amy Carmichael – Dohnavur, Devotion and Discipline

Amy Carmichael was the first ‘Keswick Missionary’. Her selfless devotion to Jesus led her to care for, and share the gospel with, some of the most neglected and vulnerable children in India. She saw herself and others through Jesus’ eyes. Will we?

Friday 09:30 Clare Heath-Whyte

Seminar: Pattern of Gratitude – Faith, Psychology and Formation in Christ

Does faith do more harm than good?

A recent global survey reported that people are split roughly 50/50 over the question of whether religion does more harm than good. But are all religions the same? What factors may be important in the link between religion, health and well-being? And, specifically, what does the evidence show about the mental health benefits, as well as the potential harms, associated with Christian faith?

Monday 09:30 Glynn Harrison

Seminar: Pattern of Gratitude – Faith, Psychology and Formation in Christ

How cultivating gratitude is good for body and soul

The bible is unequivocal in calling followers of Christ to gratitude and thanksgiving. But what do psychological studies show about the impact of counting our blessings? Does an attitude of gratitude enhance well-being and mental health? Or might being over-grateful undermine self-confidence and cultivate a naïve ‘Pollyanna-ism’ that runs counter to common sense? How can we cultivate healthy, life-giving habits in our personal formation in Christ?

Tuesday 09:30 Glynn Harrison

Seminar: Pattern of Gratitude – Faith, Psychology and Formation in Christ

The power of bad – How to fight fear with faith

Anxiety is on the rise, especially among young people. The bible teaches that perfect love ‘casts out’ fear, and Jesus counselled ‘let not your hearts be troubled.’ But is this easier said than done? Given evidence that human beings possess an in-built sensitivity to negative threats – the ‘power of bad’ – how can we order our hearts away from fear and toward a positive life-giving faith?

Thursday 09:30 Glynn Harrison

Seminar: Pattern of Gratitude – Faith, Psychology and Formation in Christ

Look up! How to practically live out your identity in Christ

Remember your identity is in Christ! This oft-repeated phrase – intended to encourage and instruct – rolls off the tongue. But in terms of how we govern our thoughts and feelings, what does it actually mean? What does having an identity in Christ actually look like, and feel like? And what difference should it make in terms of some of the confusion around identity so prevalent in our culture today?

Friday 09:30 Glynn Harrison

There are a number of seminar streams running throughout the week:

  • School of Biblical Studies: Life in light of Eternity – Wisdom from the Book of Ecclesiastes for Today (Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri)
  • Grateful for Past Battles (Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri)
  • Grateful for their Witness: Lessons for today from the lives of “Keswick Missionaries” of the past (Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri)
  • Pattern of Gratitude; Faith, Psychology and Formation in Christ (Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri)

Please do look at the programme below for more details.

The Pattern of Gratitude seminar will be live streamed on the Keswick Ministries YouTube channel.

The other seminars will be available for catch up on the Keswick Ministries YouTube channel too.

Seminar: Grateful for God’s Word – A Bible Overview

In the beginning: Creation and fall

These seminars will trace the storyline of the Bible, with a focus on all we have to be grateful for. My prayer is that in doing so we will:

– grow in knowledge who God is and who we are in relation to him

– understand any part of the Bible by relating it to this overarching storyline

– see how every part of scripture points to Jesus, and have our hearts lifted to adore him.

Monday 09:30 Matt Searles

Seminar: Grateful for God’s Word – A Bible Overview

Promises: Abraham and Moses

These seminars will trace the storyline of the Bible, with a focus on all we have to be grateful for. My prayer is that in doing so we will:

– grow in knowledge who God is and who we are in relation to him

– understand any part of the Bible by relating it to this overarching storyline

– see how every part of scripture points to Jesus, and have our hearts lifted to adore him.

Tuesday 09:30 Matt Searles

Seminar: Grateful for God’s Word – A Bible Overview

Dwelling with God: David, the Temple and the Land

These seminars will trace the storyline of the Bible, with a focus on all we have to be grateful for. My prayer is that in doing so we will:

– grow in knowledge who God is and who we are in relation to him

– understand any part of the Bible by relating it to this overarching storyline

– see how every part of scripture points to Jesus, and have our hearts lifted to adore him.

Thursday 09:30 Matt Searles

Seminar: Grateful for God’s Word – A Bible Overview

Hopes fulfilled: Jesus and the Future

These seminars will trace the storyline of the Bible, with a focus on all we have to be grateful for. My prayer is that in doing so we will:

– grow in knowledge who God is and who we are in relation to him

– understand any part of the Bible by relating it to this overarching storyline

– see how every part of scripture points to Jesus, and have our hearts lifted to adore him.

Friday 09:30 Matt Searles

Seminar: Grateful for Everyday Work, Everyday Fruitfulness

YOUR particular work – why it matters to God

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Monday 09:30 Mark Greene

Seminar: Grateful for Everyday Work, Everyday Fruitfulness

YOUR particular work – growing in everyday fruitfulness

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Tuesday 09:30 Mark Greene

Seminar: Grateful for Church

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Thursday 09:30 Richard Coekin

Seminar: Grateful for Church

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Friday 09:30 Richard Coekin

Seminar: Grateful for Mission – Costly Gratitude

Challenges and joys of being a follower of Jesus – Identity (Grateful for being chosen)

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Seminar: Grateful for Mission – Costly Gratitude

Challenges and joys of being a follower of Jesus – Security (Grateful for being empowered)

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Tuesday 09:30 Rosalee Velloso Ewell

Seminar: Grateful for Mission – Costly Gratitude

Challenges and joys of being a follower of Jesus – Friendship (Grateful for being in community)

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Thursday 09:30 Rosalee Velloso Ewell

Seminar: Grateful for Mission

Telling Jewish people about Jesus

Sharing his story of how he went from despising Jesus to loving him, Joseph Steinberg, a Jewish believer in Jesus, will use his testimony to teach us how to understand Jewish people and be able to sensitively share the good news of Jesus with them. The principles of personal faith sharing Joseph will teach can also be used with people of other faiths or no faith. Come and be inspired!

Friday 09:30 Joseph Steinberg

Seminar: The Gratitude Initiative

The place of gratitude in missional engagement in the contemporary world

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Monday 09:30 Girma Bishaw

Seminar: The Grace of Gratitude

For better, for worse

‘Praise the Lord, my soul, all my inmost being, praise his holy name… forget not all his benefits.’ Being grateful doesn’t come naturally and yet it is one mark of faithful discipleship. What is gratitude and why is it important? Why do we find it so difficult? How can we be grateful in the ups and downs of life? In this seminar we will explore how the Bible answers these questions.

Tuesday 09:30 Paul Mallard

Seminar: The Grace of Gratitude

For richer, for poorer

Challenging financial circumstances can suffocate our gratitude and make us resentful. Economic prosperity can choke our hearts and make us resentful rather than grateful. How do we avoid both dangers? Paul tells us that he had ‘learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want’. What was his secret. How can we share it?

Thursday 09:30 Paul Mallard

Seminar: The Grace of Gratitude

In sickness and in health

Suffering is folded into the fabric of our lives. The only condition for suffering is to live long enough. How do we continue to be grateful when life falls apart? We need to develop a robust theology of gratitude and to recognize that nothing is wasted. We can be grateful that God uses pain to deepen our relationship with Him transform our lives and alert us to eternal realities.

Friday 09:30 Paul Mallard

There are a number of seminar streams running throughout the week:

  • The Gratitude Initiative (Mon)
  • Grateful for Mission, Costly Gratitude: Challenges & Joys of being a follower of Jesus (Mon, Tue, Thu)
  • Grateful for … Everyday work, Everyday Fruitfulness (Mon / Tues)
  • Grateful for God’s Word – A bible Overview (Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri)
  • The Grace of Gratitude (Tues / Thurs / Fri)
  • Grateful for … Church (Thurs / Fri)
  • Grateful for the Messiah (Fri)

Please do look at the programme below for more details.

The Gratitude Initiative and the Grace of Gratitude seminars will be live streamed on the Keswick Ministries YouTube channel.

The other seminars will be available for catch up on the Keswick Ministries YouTube channel too.

Seminar: School of Biblical Studies – Grasping God’s Masterpiece

Learning to rejoice in the Old Testament (Grateful for its scope)

The Old Testament’s scope impacts the whole of human history: it helps us understand the past, the present and the future as it speaks of creation, fall, redemption and the hope of the new creation. What a privilege we have when we understand the world from this perspective! As we explore this further together, we will discover confidence in times of uncertainty and a firm foundation on which to stand.

Monday 09:30 Karen Soole

Seminar: School of Biblical Studies – Grasping God’s Masterpiece

Learning to rejoice in the Old Testament (Grateful for its realism)

When more reports of atrocities fill our TV screens, it can be overwhelming. It is painful to watch. Likewise, it is hard to be grateful for Old Testament accounts of horror and wickedness. Yet the Bible is not a Disney version of life. It is not afraid to describe evil in all its dimensions. How do stories such as Judges 19 build us up rather than just cause us sorrow?

Tuesday 09:30 Karen Soole

Seminar: School of Biblical Studies – Grasping God’s Masterpiece

Learning to rejoice in the Old Testament (Grateful for its revelation)

Have you ever wondered what we would lose if we didn’t bother with the Old Testament? In practice, many of us neglect it. What wouldn’t we know if we just stuck with the gospel stories? What would we miss without an Old Testament background? How diminished would our understanding of Jesus be? How glorious is Jesus when we see him as revealed through the Old Testament!

Thursday 09:30 Karen Soole

Seminar: School of Biblical Studies – Grasping God’s Masterpiece

Learning to rejoice in the Old Testament (Grateful for its wisdom)

Well-being is the buzz topic of our day. Our bookshops, podcasts, and TV shows are full of popular self-help books. Some contain some practical advice, but nothing can beat the depths and practicalities of Biblical wisdom literature. It is no wonder Paul told Timothy that the Old Testament thoroughly equips for every good work! Do we appreciate the treasure store we have? Can we really rejoice in Ecclesiastes?

Friday 09:30 Karen Soole

Seminar: Grateful when we don’t feel grateful

Cultivating my own gratitude

Sometimes we don’t feel very thankful. What do we do in those moments? The danger is we shrug our shoulders and get on with life. In this seminar we will explore practical ways we can pursue gratitude, particularly when we don’t feel it.

Monday 09:30 Jonty Allcock

Seminar: Grateful when we don’t feel grateful

Cultivating gratitude as a church

God’s people have a rich history of grumbling. We will explore why this is so deadly to a church family and how intentionally developing a heart of gratitude is the greatest way to protect a church from that danger.

Tuesday 09:30 Jonty Allcock

Seminar: Raising Grateful Children

Let’s Aim for Their Hearts

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Thursday 09:30 Ed Drew

Seminar: Raising Grateful Children

Speaking Truth in the Calm and the Storm

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Friday 09:30 Ed Drew

Seminar: Grateful Christ has Commissioned Me

Natural Evangelism – The Practice of Praying, Caring and Sharing (The Practice of Praying for Evangelism)

The act of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ is called evangelism.
Evangelism is the cry of Jesus as He weeps over lost people.
Evangelism is the whole work of the whole church for the whole age.
The Gospel is not something we come to church to hear, it is something we go from church to tell.
In our four sessions together we will learn how to be more intentional in personal evangelism and how praying, caring and sharing our faith can help others on their journey of faith to Christ.
Be assured it will be a lot of fun! Lots of therapeutic laughter!

Monday 09:30 J.John

Seminar: Grateful Christ has Commissioned Me

Natural Evangelism – The Practice of Praying, Caring and Sharing (The Practice of Caring for Evangelism)

The act of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ is called evangelism.
Evangelism is the cry of Jesus as He weeps over lost people.
Evangelism is the whole work of the whole church for the whole age.
The Gospel is not something we come to church to hear, it is something we go from church to tell.
In our four sessions together we will learn how to be more intentional in personal evangelism and how praying, caring and sharing our faith can help others on their journey of faith to Christ.
Be assured it will be a lot of fun! Lots of therapeutic laughter!

Tuesday 09:30 J.John

Seminar: Grateful Christ has Commissioned Me

Natural Evangelism – The Practice of Praying, Caring and Sharing (The Practice of Sharing for Evangelism)

The act of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ is called evangelism.
Evangelism is the cry of Jesus as He weeps over lost people.
Evangelism is the whole work of the whole church for the whole age.
The Gospel is not something we come to church to hear, it is something we go from church to tell.
In our four sessions together we will learn how to be more intentional in personal evangelism and how praying, caring and sharing our faith can help others on their journey of faith to Christ.
Be assured it will be a lot of fun! Lots of therapeutic laughter!

Thursday 09:30 J.John

Seminar: Grateful Christ has Commissioned Me

Natural Evangelism – The Practice of Praying, Caring and Sharing – Evangelism (Ask me anything!)

The act of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ is called evangelism.
Evangelism is the cry of Jesus as He weeps over lost people.
Evangelism is the whole work of the whole church for the whole age.
The Gospel is not something we come to church to hear, it is something we go from church to tell.
In our four sessions together we will learn how to be more intentional in personal evangelism and how praying, caring and sharing our faith can help others on their journey of faith to Christ.
Be assured it will be a lot of fun! Lots of therapeutic laughter!

Friday 09:30 J.John

Seminar: Knowing The Times: Christian Living in a Post-Christian Context

The State We’re In

The last fifty years have seen a radical transformation of British society. We are no longer a ‘Christian nation’ in any meaningful sense, but a secular post-Christian society. We will consider how British society has changed, why this has happened, the ideologies dominate the public square and what this means for contemporary Christians. Only by understanding our present context can we fully appreciate the challenges we face and opportunities we have.

Monday 09:30 John Stevens

Seminar: Knowing The Times: Christian Living in a Post-Christian Context

The Mission We Have

Having understood our current context, we can consider our mission as the church. We will turn to the teaching of Jesus and the apostles, and to the exilic experience of the Old Testament people of God, for help. The challenges we face are neither new or surprising, and we need a confident faith in the sovereignty and promises of God to overcome our disorientation and discouragement.

Tuesday 09:30 John Stevens

Seminar: Gratitude and lament

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Thursday 09:30 Ruth Naomi Floyd

Seminar: Gratitude and lament

More information to follow soon

Friday 09:30 Ruth Naomi Floyd

There are a number of seminar streams running throughout the week:

  • School of Biblical Studies: Grasping God’s Masterpiece, learning to rejoice in the Old Testament. (Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri)
  • Grateful when we don’t feel grateful (Mon/Tue)
  • Raising Grateful Children (Thu/Fri)
  • Grateful Christ has Commissioned Me: Natural Evangelism – The Practice of Praying, Caring and Sharing. (Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri)
  • Understanding the times (Mon/Tue)
  • Gratitude and lament (Thu/Fri)

Please do look at the programme below for more details.

The Grateful Christ has Commissioned Me seminar will be live streamed on the Keswick Ministries YouTube channel.

The other seminars will be available for catch up on the Keswick Ministries YouTube channel too.