Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 February

This three-day spirital mini-break is an essential oasis for church leaders and their spouses. It is an opportunity to be refreshed by God for life and ministry.

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.

“This conference is not to be missed - it blessed and refreshed me beyond any expectation, I met with God at every turn, and also enjoyed fellowship and laughter, and excellent worship too!” - Vivienne Alexander (Feb 2018 conference)

Speaker, Glynn Harrison, is going to be speaking under the title ‘Gratitude and Contentment: cultivating hopeful hearts for hopeless times’.

Glynn told Keswick Ministries: "We live in a social media and advertising world that is primed to manufacture discontent. People seem increasingly to be driven by ‘fear of missing out’. In our fast changing society, we have access to more information, more choices and more opportunities than ever before, yet for many life feels emptier than ever. In this context, psychologists are revisiting ancient wisdoms, discovering the benefits of contentment and a grateful heart.

“As the demands of pastoral ministry press in on us, how can we reclaim, and actively cultivate, this biblical wisdom in our own hearts and lives?”

The conference is being run partnership with Keswick Ministries and Living Leadership.                                                                

Main Speaker:  Glynn Harrison

Glynn Harrison2018

Glynn was formerly Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, where he was also a practicing Consultant Psychiatrist. He now speaks widely on issues at the interface between pastoral ministry and psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry. He, and his wife Louise, are members of Emmanuel Church, Clifton. His new book ‘A Better Story: God, sex and human flourishing’ is published by IVP.

Worship Leader: David Currie

David Currie Photo 2017

David lives in Dumfries, in south west Scotland, and is one of the worship leaders at Dumfries Baptist Church.  He 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: Newby Bridge Hotel, Newby Bridge, South Lakes

The course is now fully booked.