Keswick Convention 2020

This year’s theme is “Grateful

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess. 5:18
Come and be refreshed, inspired and strengthened in your faith at Keswick Convention 2020 in the heart of the beautiful Lake District.

WEEK ONE
11 - 17 July

Bible Reader

Paul Mallard

Worship leaders

Colin Webster & Phil Moore

WEEK TWO
18 - 24 July

Bible Reader

Tim Chester

Worship leader

Ben Slee

WEEK THREE
25 - 31 July

Bible Reader

Mike Cain

Worship leaders

Emu Music

A packed programme to encourage you in your walk with God takes place in the mornings and evenings, while the afternoons are free so you can have space to reflect on God’s Word and enjoy all that Keswick and the surrounding area offers.

Seminars

Morning Bible Readings

Keswick Lectures

Evening Celebrations

Thriving Kids and Youth Programme

Keswick Unconventional (Week 3 only)

About the Theme

The theme of Keswick Convention 2020, Grateful, complements Longing, the 2019 theme.

Longing wants a deeper understanding of the riches we have in Christ; Longing says “Your kingdom come”. But it is possible for Longing to tip over into self-pity or discontentment. So Grateful highlights the right response to a generous God.

However being grateful doesn’t come naturally. How many times do children need to be told to “Say ‘Thank you’”! Paul identifies this as a fundamental human problem: “though they knew God, they did not honour him as God or give thanks to him” (Rom. 1:21).

As Christians, we are called to be grateful. It is the heart of our spiritual lives. When we are grateful, responding to God as we should, we recognise how generous He is, how good He is, how much we owe to Him. We cannot whine, we cannot be proud, we cannot be self-pitying, we cannot be entitled, thinking we deserve better. But without it, our discipleship withers and dies. Generosity is stifled, because it’s mine; love and service become joyless as we feel like a martyr.

So we pray at the 2020 Convention that the Lord will renew our attitude of gratitude; that, as we take a fresh look at all God has done for us in Jesus Christ, we will be inspired and equipped to be more Christlike. For Jesus Christ modelled gratitude to His heavenly Father (Matthew 15:36; John 11:41).

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WEEK
ONE

11th - 17th July

Speakers

Paul Mallard – Bible Reading Speaker

Abi Jarvis

Clare Heath-Whyte

Clare is married to David, a minister in south London, and has two grown-up children. As a former history teacher, when she’s not busy doing women’s and children’s ministry she loves researching, writing and speaking about Christian women from the past.

Dave Landrum

Dr David Landrum is the Director of Advocacy at the Evangelical Alliance. He has a first-class degree in contemporary politics and urban policy studies and a doctorate in politics and policy process in education. David gives voice to evangelicals in politics, parliament, government and the media and he has a passion for public leadership and to see Christianity make an impact on society by being at the centre of political and cultural life in the UK.

David Gibson

A church family (Trinity Church, Aberdeen) and our own family (Archie, Ella, Samuel, Lily) keep Angela and I happily busy all the time. We love having an open home with people coming and going all the time and our ministry aim is to make our church a genuine family, made up of all ages and stages of life. I’m passionate about the contribution that the Bible’s wisdom literature makes to our knowledge of God and our love for the Lord

Gavin Calver

Gavin Calver is the Chief Executive at the Evangelical Alliance and the Chair of Spring Harvest. He has a burning passion to see the Gospel reach every person in the UK. Formerly the leader of Youth for Christ, Gavin’s an ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, and has authored five books. Married to Anne, they have two children, Amelie and Daniel. He loves new challenges, is a passionate AFC Wimbledon supporter and was part of the team that broke the World Record for the longest 5 a side football match.

Glynn Harrison

Glynn Harrison was formerly Professor of Psychiatry and Head of Department at Bristol University, where he was also a practising consultant psychiatrist. He now speaks widely on issues of faith, identity and mental health, including the psychological benefits of gratitude and christian optimism. His books include ‘Ego Trip’ (IVP/SPCK) and ‘A Better Story’ (IVP?SPCK).

Jeremy McQuoid

Jeremy McQuoid is Teaching Pastor at Deeside Christian Fellowship in Aberdeen. He graduated from Trinity Divinity School, Illinois with an M.Div, and has a D.Min from Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Boston. Jeremy is a trustee of the Pathways network in Scotland, seeking to encourage more people into full-time ministry. He is joint author of ‘the Amazing Cross’, with his wife Elizabeth who is a trustee of the Convention. They have three boys, Mark (17), Daniel (14) and Nathan (10).

James Robson

Before leading Keswick Ministries, James was involved in the training of church leaders for nearly 20 years, helping with their formation and teaching them the Old Testament. He taught for 10 years at Oak Hill College, and then for seven years at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, where he was Senior Tutor and part of the Senior Management Team. 

WEEK
TWO

18th - 24th July

Speakers

Tim Chester – Bible Reading Speaker

Tim Chester is the chair of Keswick Ministries. He is the pastor of Grace Church Boroughbridge, a faculty member with Crosslands Training and the author of over 40 books.

Alasdair Paine

Alasdair Paine started as Vicar of The Round Church at St Andrew the Great, Cambridge, in January 2011. He is married to Rachel and they have three children. He became a Christian at university and was a teacher for ten years before being ordained. He has previously served at St Leonard’s Exeter and Christ Church Westbourne, Bournemouth.

Andrew Atherstone

Andrew Ollerton

Anne Zaki

Anne Zaki has long been working to integrate her faith and her passion for social justice, mentoring youth, and creating new ministries. She currently teaches seminary students about preaching, worship, spiritual formation, psychology, and communication.

Anne has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Calvin University, a master’s in social psychology from the American University in Cairo, and an MDiv from Calvin Theological Seminary. She is currently pursuing a PhD in preaching from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Jonathan Lamb

Jonathan is a former chairman of Keswick Ministries and is now a minister-at-large, serving the Keswick movement in the UK and internationally. He is a Vice President of IFES and the former Director of Langham Preaching, and continues to train leaders and preachers around the world, as well as regularly teaching at Conferences and Conventions. He is the author of many books, including several published by Keswick Ministries/IVP, such as ‘Preaching Matters’, ‘Knowing God Better’, and ‘Habakkuk’. He lives in Oxford with his wife Margaret, and they have a small cluster of energetic grandchildren.

Martin Salter

I’m married to Sarah, have three kids between the ages of 13-7, and live and work in Bedford as Associate Pastor at Grace Community Church. In my spare time I enjoy running (more plodding). We’ve been involved with (and absolutely loved) Keswick Convention for the last 17 years.

Richard Coekin

Richard Coekin is CEO of Co-Mission a Church Planting Network in London, and Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church. Richard is a renowned Bible teacher and has helped launch numerous churches & ministries e.g. the London Mens’/Womens’ Conventions, the 9:38 Ministry Training Scheme and a Bible ministry to MPs in Westminster. Richard is the author of several books including Our Father & Gospel DNA. Richard is married to Sian and they have five children

WEEK
THREE

25th - 31st July

Speakers

Mike Cain – Bible Reading Speaker

Mike Cain came to know Christ through the witness of his best friend at school. After serving churches in London and Leipzig he is now the senior pastor of Emmanuel Bristol (a family of church-planting churches) and a regular speaker at university missions and bible teaching conferences. He is passionate about persuading people that the gospel is both true and good. He is married to Clare, has two teenage children and is an enthusiastic fisherman, tennis player and theatregoer.

Bob White

Bob White, FRS is Professor of Geophysics at Cambridge University and Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. His passion is showing that science and Christian faith are two ways of looking at the same world which give a richer and deeper view of it than either on their own. He is thrilled that as a geologist he has been paid to study God’s creation as his professional career. He currently works on volcanic eruptions in Iceland.

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James Robson

Before leading Keswick Ministries, James was involved in the training of church leaders for nearly 20 years, helping with their formation and teaching them the Old Testament. He taught for 10 years at Oak Hill College, and then for seven years at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, where he was Senior Tutor and part of the Senior Management Team. 

Karen Soole

Karen is the women’s worker at Trinity Church, Lancaster and the chair of the Northern Women’s Convention. She helps out on North West Ministry Training course and supports women’s ministry in the region. Her passion is to get people into reading the bible and spends as much time is possible doing just that, be it in small groups or one-to-one ministry. She particularly loves digging into the Old Testament and helping others to see Jesus through its message.

Rosalee Velloso Ewell

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