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Bible-teaching convention expected to attract 12,000+

The 141st Keswick Convention opens its doors on 16 July with “Power to Change” as its theme ...

The 141st Keswick Convention opens its doors on 16 July with “Power to Change” as its theme.

As in previous years, more than 12,000 people are expected to attend this popular Bible-teaching event, which gathers Christians from across the denominations and from around the world.

The three-week event will feature a wide range of speakers – including international guests Simon Manchester (Sydney), Calisto Odede (pastor of Nairobi Baptist), and Dr Pablo Martinez (Spain); plus Bible teachers like Peter Lewis, Bill Bygroves, Rico Tice, Derek Tidball, Jeremy McQuoid, David Jackman, Ray Evans, Adrian Holloway, and Keswick team members Steve Brady, John Risbridger, Alasdair Paine, Derek Burnside, Peter Maiden and Jonathan Lamb.

The Convention, which began in 1875, is known for strong Biblical teaching with a focus on Christian transformation and the call to mission. Integral to the event is the children’s, youth and 19-24s programme, running in tandem with the adult programme which this year will feature teaching on Revelation, Deuteronomy and Isaiah.

This year’s Convention will also offer special lectures by Dr Dave Landrum of the Evangelical Alliance, Prof Glynn Harrison, and Dr Pablo Martinez. Seminars will tackle current issues such as “Raising children in a sex-saturated world”, “Holiness and Evangelism in the Public Square” and “Christ-like Relationships”.

Jonathan Lamb, Keswick Ministries’ CEO and minister-at-large: “We are grateful for the many gifted teachers joining us again this year, and are praying that by God’s Spirit thousands of lives will be changed to become more like Christ. Apart from the in-depth Bible teaching and practical seminars, we are looking forward to screening some significant films, hosting theatre by Saltmine and enjoying inspiring performances by the creative arts team involved in Keswick Unconventional.

"We are also delighted to host our first international consultation for those belonging to the Keswick movement in countries around the world such as Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Finland, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad and the USA.”

Bible readers and worship leaders this year:
Week 1: Simon Manchester, Steve James
Week 2: Steve Brady, Stuart Townend
Week 3: David Jackman, Colin Webster

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