Monday 22 to Friday 26 October

Culture Uncovered: Cultural Engagement for Kids & Youth Ministry is an intensive study course for those who are in full or part-time children’s and/or youth ministry.

The week will allow participants to delve deeply into the area of worldview and culture, consider how to engage with culture usefully for ministry amongst children and young people and also consider the role of the imagination in the spiritual formation of children.

Ted Turnau, guest speaker, is author of the book Popologetics: Popular Culture in Christian Perspective which looks at how Christians understand and respond to popular culture. He wrote the book following his experience of working as a youth pastor for six years.

“One of the best ways in engaging my kids in the questions that matter was getting into their worlds. Their worlds were heavily cultured, heavily contoured by popular culture. That’s what colours their world; that the lens through which they see.” - Ted Turnau

                                       Culture Uncovered October 2018 GYP KM

This five-day course is a great opportunity to meet with others for a time of worship and devotions and sessions each day. It is being run in partnership with Keswick Ministries and Growing Young Disciples.

Speaker: Ted Turnau

Ted Turnau

Ted Turnau is an American, who works in Prague teaching cultural studies and religion. Ted’s primary area of interest is issues of popular culture, imagination, and how they relate to the Christian faith.

James Robson

James Robson 2018 b

James  is Ministry Director for Keswick Ministries. Before joining the organisation, he served as Senior Tutor and Tutor in Old Testament and Hebrew at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Previously he taught at Oak Hill College, London. His most recent book was Honey from the Rock: Deuteronomy for the People of God.

Mel Lacy

Mel Lacy

Mel is the executive director of Growing Young Disciples and the director of theology for children’s and youth ministry training at Oak Hill College, London. Mel also oversees the youth ministry at the Keswick Convention.

Course venue: Keswick Ministries, Rawnsley Centre, Keswick, CA12 5NP

Cost and Accommodation:                                                                                                               

Accommodation provided at Convention Centre

£175 per person - bring own bedding

£200 per person - bedding provided

£15 discount for sharing a room


To ensure maximum benefit for delegates, there is a limit of 25 places. You can apply by completing the online form below. Anyone who has already applied will be contacted in due course.

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