GOfest - Mission events that inspire, equip and connect



GOfest at Capernwray June 2019

08 June 2019

Capernwray Hall, Lancashire

June 2019 will see GOfest head north to Capernwray Bible School, not too far from Lancaster and the southern edge of the Lake District. A 19th century manor house, Capernwray Hall is a marvellously wonderful and beautiful building set in some amazing surroundings, and is flanked by rolling green hills and populated by numerous flocks of sheep and other local wildlife.

We are delighted to announce the first of our Key Note Speakers as Jonathan Lamb.

Jonathan has served with mission agencies for much of his life, first in student ministry with UCCF, and then on the staff of IFES, developing work in Communist Europe, and serving as Regional Secretary for Europe & Eurasia and as Associate General Secretary. He was the Director of Langham Preaching, working across the majority world, and is now a Vice President of IFES, the minister-at-large for Keswick Ministries, and a writer and teacher.

Jonanthan Lamb

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Capernwray Hall, Carnforth, LA6 1AG.


Event Details


10:30 - 17:30

Key Speakers

  • Jonathan Lamb
  • John Baxter-Brown
  • Molly Wall
  • Gerard Charles
  • Usha Reifsnider
  • Dave Bookless


GOfest 2019 programme Keynote speaker: Jonathan Lamb

10.30-11.00: Arrival, welcome, coffee
11.00-12.00: GOreflect 1: Jonathan Lamb
12.00-12.15: GOconnect: chat & refreshments
12.15-13.00: GOinteract 1 (Choose one from two options: see below)
13.00-14.15: GOconnect: chat & BBQ
14.15:15.00: GOinteract 2 (Choose one from two options: see below)
15:00-15.15: GOconnect: chat & refreshments
15.15-16.00: GOinteract 3 (Choose one from two options: see below)
16:00-16.15: GOconnect: chat & refreshments
16.15-17.00: GOinteract 4 (Q&A with speakers)
17.00-18.00: GOreflect 2: Jonathan Lamb

GOinteract options:

  • Loving the Stranger: OM Somali couple
  • Reaching the Unreached: Gerard Charles
  • Making Disciples: Usha Reifsnider
  • Developing your church’s vision: John Baxter-Brown
  • Praying for the World: Molly Wall
  • Caring for creation: Dave Bookless

GOfest is an all-age event and we will have a parallel programme for kids – 5-11s, 12-14s and 15-18s. Under 5s are welcome and will have a designated space but will need to be accompanied by an adult.



  • Alongside the GOfest Key Partners (Africa Inland Mission, Christian Vocations, Global Connections, OM, OMF, WEC, Wycliffe Bible Translators) we will be joined by a range of other agencies.


£12 adults (current early bird £10) - £5 Students and Children