During the Convention be sure to make time to visit the Base Camp on the Rawnsley site!
As one of the focal points of the Keswick Convention, Base Camp is a multi-faceted venue which houses the global mission agency exhibition as one of the main features.
Exhibiting at Base Camp is an ideal opportunity to share the vision of your organisation, to keep in touch with supporters and to be part of Keswick Ministries' value of SERVING. Together we want to encourage the church to engage with God’s mission!
Visitors to Base Camp will find a variety of zones they can engage with. At the heart of the venue is SERVICEstation, a place where visitors can explore their calling and gifts, and be inspired to engage in mission at home or abroad. You will also find the bookshop and a large Fair Trade café.
Base Camp is also used as a seminar venue, and hosts a live relay from the main tent with both the morning Bible Readings and the Evening Celebrations.
The venue is promoted regularly in the main meetings and in the Convention Handbook. (Whilst there are a few other venues around the town of Keswick where agencies can exhibit, these are not part of the Keswick Convention. Base Camp is the only venue which is formally part of the Convention.)
Why does the Convention have a missions track?
We believe Base Camp is an integral part of the convention. Convention which does not lead to mission is Christian self – indulgence. We want to offer practical ways for God’s people to respond to the ministry of the word.
Base camp is the venue where we promote involvement in the mission of God in his world with the help of mission exhibitors representing a wide variety of mission societies. There is plenty of space to exhibit, good space for morning prayer meetings with an emphasis on mission and for mission presentations. Base Camp is also home to an excellent bookshop and café.
At the Base Camp you can:
CHOOSE – in our café, enjoy a variety of Fair Trade drinks and snacks and see how small consumer choices can make a difference.
RELATE – pick up some excellent resources in our bookshop to help you relate to God better and equip you to relate to others better in your gospel witness.
CHANGE – choose from a great range of ethically sourced and produced gifts and products. Buy something; change a life; empower a community.
SERVE – a place where you can explore your gifts, calling and opportunities to serve God in the UK and beyond.
CONNECT – learn about the diversity of what God is doing in the world, how our unity of purpose is making Jesus known and how you can connect with some of the organisations making a real impact for the gospel.
CREATE – a space for kids to learn about God’s world and express their part in his plans.
All are welcome to come and enjoy the buzz at Base Camp - Keswick’s afternoon and late night venue.
You can also follow the Morning Bible Readings and Evening Celebrations from the marquee in Skiddaw Street via our live-relay in Base Camp.
*Base Camp closes at 4pm on Friday in Week 3.
On weekdays the exhibition stands will be manned from 1.30pm-5.00 & 9.00pm-10.30pm