Keswick Ministries seeks to support the local church, not to replace it, and the Convention programme is aimed at equipping Christians for more effective ministry in their home churches.

The Convention programme often provides support for leaders, with the School of Biblical Studies as well as tracks on pastoral themes, and in our publications - ‘Keswick Resources’ - we produce home group material for local churches which is accessible and Biblical, and which is proving very popular. Many churches find it helpful to bring a group to the Convention - camping or sharing accommodation, discussing the Bible teaching across the age groups and looking at how it applies to their local situation. We also run events for leaders, such as the Pastoral refreshment Conference, run jointly with Living Leadership. In the future, we hope that the Derwent site will host training events for youth leaders, for preachers, and for local church leaders, as well as provide a facility for church weekend retreats.