Pastoral Refreshment Conference 2018
Rhythms of Grace

With its deep emphasis on experiencing God’s grace, the annual Pastoral Refreshment Conference is regularly described as an essential oasis where church leaders and their spouses can receive from the Lord for the refreshment of life and ministry. This year David Burke, from Bethany City Church Sunderland, will be joining us as the main speaker and David Currie, from Dumfries Baptist Church, will be leading worship.

In 2017 Keswick Ministries in partnership with Living Leadership launched a new conference in the lovely Lake District and we are delighted that this will continue in 2018.

Come and enjoy this three day spiritual mini-break with us and fan your walk with God into flame. You’ll find a place to receive input, to be prayed for and to be encouraged in ways specially tailored to the needs of leaders. Come once and you will want to become a regular.

The conference is mainly intended for full time Christian leaders and spouses. However, if you carry significant leadership responsibility in your church, for example as an elder or church warden, you are also very welcome. If you aren’t a leader in your church, why not think about blessing your leaders by paying for them to come?

What do delegates say about the conference?

• There is a real sense of the Lord’s presence. It is great to receive his love with his people
• What a wonderful balance of Word and Spirit and delight in Jesus there is in all aspects of the conference
• A real blessing for my soul. I returned home with loads of blessing
• I’ve finally found the antidote to Christian conferences
• This conference really has hospitality nailed!

Main Speaker

David Burke - Photo 2017 croppedDavid Burke, is the pastor of Bethany City Church. He was born in Sunderland studied zoology at the University of Wales in Swansea, after graduation he worked in animal behaviour research before joining the staff of Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship in 1979. Since then he has worked in churches in Bournemouth and Leicester. Dave returned to live in Sunderland in 1997 becoming senior pastor of Bethany Christian Centre in Houghton le Spring. He is married to Cathie, and has two children, Jonny and Emma. When he gets the chance, Dave likes wilderness, solitude and the sound of curlews.

Worship Leader

David Currie Photo 2017David Currie lives in Dumfries, in south west Scotland, and is one of the worship leaders at Dumfries Baptist Church. He is married to Shona and they have returned to live in Dumfries during 2017 having previously lived in Crete for 18 months. David has toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe as a musician and has recorded three CDs: dreams & visions (1998), in the mirror (2001) and Even in the darkest moment (2009). The first two are out of print but all his songs are available for free download here.

Venue and Dates

The Newby Bridge Hotel, Newby Bridge, Nr. Ullverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NA
Tuesday 6th February – Thursday 8th February 2018


£200 per person

Please register for the conference here, or download the brochure and booking form here. Thank you!