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Teaching and Training events programme launched for 2018/19

31 August 2018

Influential Leadership Workshop

A renowned Broadway star, acclaimed authors and Christian preachers are set to speak at a host of workshops organised by Keswick Ministries.

The organisation has launched its 2018/ 2019 programme of Teaching and Training events which features the likes of actor Bruce Kuhn, author Ted Turnau and leadership consultant Simon Barrington.

Other guest speakers include Johnny Juckes, president of Oak Hill Theological College, in London and James Robson, Ministry Director of Keswick Ministries.

Mr Robson said: “Our 2018/2019 Teaching and Training programme is aimed at equipping, refreshing and encouraging people and helping them grow in their Christian faith. There’s something for everyone - great teaching, great teachers and the venue of Keswick in the heart of the beautiful Lake District makes these courses a unique proposition. We’re also pleased that courses will attract visitors to Keswick outside the main tourist season - as the programme develops this will become of increasing benefit to the town.”
Registration is now open for all twelves courses.
Two intensive workshops that get to grips with Hebrew, the language of the Bible’s Old Testament, are taking place next month. Pastors, church planters, overseas workers and students are invited to the 24-hour workshops led by Mr Robson on September 18-19 and 25-26.
Then on October 13th, Christians from across Cumbria and surrounding areas will have the chance to attend a one-day workshop looking at Christian beliefs on being a follower of Jesus, particularly how Jesus taught his disciples how to spread the Gospel. This will be led by guest speaker Johnny Juckes, President of Oak Hill College in London.

Mr Juckes said: “Jesus is the master Disciple maker. The fact that our culture is less welcoming of historic Christian convictions encourages us to focus on Jesus and learn from him again what discipleship and the making of Disciples actually involves.”

Between 22 - 26 October, a week-long intensive study course, Culture Uncovered: Cultural Engagement for Kids & Youth Ministry, will be held for those who are in full or part-time children’s or youth ministry.

Guest speakers will be author Ted Turnau, a college lecturer who teaches Cultural Studies and Religion in Prague; Mel Lacy, Director of Theology for children’s and youth ministry training at Oak Hill College, in London and Mr Robson, of Keswick Ministries.

Courses available in the New Year include a workshop with actor Bruce Kuhn, who has performed in Les Miserables on Broadway and now tours his solo shows worldwide. He will be teaching a five-day course between 8-12 April.

While a five-day influential leadership course will be held between 20-24 May with guest speaker Simon Barrington, who is the Founder and Director of Forge Leadership Consultancy. Prior to that Mr Barrington led Samaritan’s Purse UK as Chief Executive.
All but one of the workshops will be held at Keswick Ministries' Rawnsley site.

The plan is that in the future the Teaching and Training programme will be held in the proposed refurbished Pencil Factory. Keswick Ministries will be transforming the former Pencil Factory into a modern conference centre that will be let commercially to businesses and organisations from around the country for conferences. KM’s plan will attract 5,000 additional visitors to the town each year outside the main tourist season and generate income and jobs for the town. The venue will also be available for Christian and local events.

To register for the courses go to