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Bumper crowds are expected at Keswick this summer for the 140th anniversary of the Keswick Convention.
Running for three weeks in July, some 12-15,000 people will be in town to enjoy a packed programme of events – there’s something for everyone, with accessible and life-changing Bible teaching, worship, seminars, concerts, and great programmes for children, youth and young adults. The Convention is unique in making no charge, and it attracts people from across the UK and from many parts of the world.
The theme this summer is ‘The whole of life for Christ’, looking at the challenge of Christian discipleship at work, home, in community or in public life, bringing our Christian faith out of church buildings and on to the streets of everyday life.
Week 1 runs from July 11-17, with guest speakers including John Risbridger explaining the book of Daniel, well-known global visionaries George Verwer and Patrick Fung, and the BBC Radio 4 Sunday worship recorded at the event.
Week 2 is July 18-24, with the ever-popular Paul Mallard on the story of Jospeh, Mark Greene from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity, Vanessa Conant from Ps & Gs Edinburgh, and Tim Chester releasing a new book on mission.
Week 3 is July 25-31, with Liam Goligher returning from the US to look at the Sermon on the Mount, joined by Malcolm Duncan, the chair of Spring Harvest, Robin Sydserff from Chalmers Church Edinburgh, Prof John Wyatt on end-of-life issues, and Michael Ramsden from the Ravi Zacharias Trust on apologetics, plus Bruce Kuhn the actor and Stuart Townend to lead worship. Week 3 also includes Keswick Unconventional, which hosts a range of actors, artists and musicians as they explore the theme from their unique perspective!
Keswick Ministries seeks to serve churches around the world through its three main priorities of Hearing God’s Word, Becoming like God’s Son, and Serving God’s mission. For more information, go to Keswick Ministries.
Jonathan Lamb is the convention's CEO and Minister at large and John Pantry spoke to him about the event.
He put it to Jonathan that this must be one of the world's longest running conventions: