We welcome Chris Wright back to Keswick for Bible Readings on the book of Micah.
In the evening celebrations, we have a series on Paul the Missionary. We’re very glad that Rodgers Atwebembeire (from the Africa Centre for Apologetics Research in Uganda), Graham Daniels (from Christians in Sport), Matthew Skirton (from Operation Mobilisation) and Martin Salter, who helped to lead the youth work, can join us. Our morning seminars give varied opportunities to earth the Word in our lives so we can serve God’s mission. Rodgers Atwebembeire will look at how we can answer those who ask hard questions; Martin Salter will look at ‘mission in action’ in the Bible; Jonathan Lamb and Peter Maiden will help us be prepared for mission; and we have a series on being sent to different areas: Andrew and Joëlle Warren on work; Graham Daniels on sport; Mel Lacy on home. In the Keswick Lecture, Tim Chester asks “Is everything mission?”!
Sundays at Keswick
Please join us for our All Age Service at 10.30am in the Main Tent or visit one of the many local churches to hear one of our Convention speakers.
Mon – Fri. 11.15am–12.30pm
Micah: Chris Wright
Look! The Lord is coming: Micah 1:1-2:13
The mountain of the Lord: Micah 3:1-4:5
O little town of Bethlehem: Micah 4:6-5:15
What does the Lord require of you?: Micah 6:1-16
Who is a God like you?: Micah 7:1-20
Wednesday, 9.30am – 10.30am
Is everything mission?
Sat – Fri. 7.30–9.00pm
Saturday: Paul the Missionary Commissioned (Acts 9:1-22) Jonathan Lamb
Sunday: Paul the Missionary: Confident (Acts 13:13-41) Rodgers Atwebembeire
Monday: Paul the Missionary Courageous (Acts 14:21-28) Graham Daniels
Tuesday: Paul the Missionary Confronting (Acts 16:11-40) Martin Salter
Wednesday: Paul the Missionary Contesting (Acts 17:16-34) Rodgers Atwebembeire
Thursday: Paul the Missionary Continuing (Acts 18:1-11) Matthew Skirton
Friday: Paul the Missionary Completing (Acts 20:17-35) Martin Salter
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri. 9.30 – 10.30am
Sent! - Main tent
School of Biblical Studies: Mission in Action – How Our Lives Bear Witness to the Glory of God. -St John’s
Apologetics and the Great Commission: Bringing the Gospel to the Nations - what will it take? - Keswick Methodist Church
Equipped to Serve: Big Encouragements for Mission - Base Camp
Bible Reading Speaker
Chris Wright is the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership, which provides literature, scholarships and preaching training for Majority World pastors and seminaries. He taught in India for five years. His books include Old Testament Ethics for the People of God; The Mission of God; The God I Don’t Understand; and The Mission of God’s People. Chris and his wife Liz have four adult children and ten grandchildren and live in London, as members of All Souls Church, Langham Place.
Andrew has been in education since 1985 – a primary headteacher for seventeen years in three schools and an Assistant Director of Education. He leads a teaching school and at a national level is the Chair of the Teaching Schools Council, which plays a key role in shaping national educational policy.
He loves leading worship and preaching, travelling, skiing and climbing mountains and often ropes others in with the words, “I have a plan!”
After a City banking career Joëlle moved into headhunting, before founding Warren Partners, a top 20 UK firm. Advising on Non-Executive and Chair appointments, she is passionate about improving boardroom effectiveness and diversity. She serves as Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, Chair of Cheshire Community Foundation and on the Leadership Team of her parish church. Co-author of Setting God’s People Free, she wants to help Christians live out their faith confidently wherever they are. She and Andrew enjoy travelling, skiing and climbing mountains, often roping in family and friends.
Peter Maiden retired from the role of International Director of Operation Mobilisation in August 2013. He now serves as International Director Emeritus. His new role gives more time for preaching and teaching which today is his main ministry role. He serves Keswick Ministries as minister-at-large. Peter enjoys family life with his wife Win, their three grown children and nine grandchildren.
Graham (known as Danno) succeeded Christians in Sport’s founder, Andrew Wingfield Digby, as General Director in 2002. Danno is a Director of Cambridge United Football Club and an Associate Staff member of The Round Church at St Andrew the Great (StAG) Church in Cambridge.
Tim Chester is the pastor with Grace Church Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands Training and chair of Keswick Ministries. He is the author of over 40 books including Mission Matters and Bible Matters in the Keswick Foundations Series. He was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund and has been an adjunct lecturer in missiology and reformed spirituality. He is married to Helen and has two daughters.
Martin is Associate Pastor at Grace Community Church, Bedford. He is married to Sarah and they have three children between the ages of six and twelve. Before moving to Bedford Martin trained for ministry at Oak Hill College, and, in the last twelve months, has completed a PhD in ‘missional ethics’. In his spare time he enjoys running.
Mel Lacy teaches at Oakhill College, and is thrilled to be involved with the formation and training of men and women to serve in the local church to facilitate the passing on of the great truths of God to the next generation. Her vision is to see young people equipped to share their faith with those around them, she has been involved in biblical youth and children’s ministry and training for many years. Mel has served as a deacon in the Church of Ireland, and more recently as a youth minister in St John’s, Knutsford, Cheshire.
Jonathan is minister-at-large for Keswick Ministries, supporting the work in the UK and often speaking at other Keswicks around the world. He previously served as CEO of Keswick Ministries and has served on the charity’s Council (Board of Trustees). He is the author, with Ian Randall, of ‘Knowing God Better: the vision of the Keswick movement’, and has also published a Keswick Foundations title ‘Preaching Matters: encountering the living God’ (IVP). He also serves as a Vice President of IFES.
Rodgers Emmy Atwebembeire
Rodgers Atwebembeire is the Pastor of New City Community Church, a reformed Presbyterian Church in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. He is also the Regional Director for Eastern Africa of the Africa Centre for Apologetics Research, a non-profit, non-denominational charity equipping believers in Africa for the defense of the gospel, discernment and cult evangelism.
Matthew Skirton pioneered and led OM’s work in Moldova from 1995-2015 and continues to oversee ministries in Romania and Moldova. He writes about his missionary adventures in Eastern Europe in his book “Missionary, Me?” Matthew now serves as OM UK National Director and is married to Helen. He spends most of his free time gardening or acting as taxi driver for his five children.
Music will be led by
Stuart Townend is known and respected around the world as one of the leading worship songwriters of his generation. He is also a gifted worship leader, musician, recording artist and seminar speaker, and spends a good part of his year leading worship at major Christian events, doing solo concerts, recording studio albums, and training emerging worship leaders and songwriters. He has featured on numerous live worship albums down the years.