Northern Ireland Ministry Assembly

Equipping and Encouraging Preachers


The Northern Ireland Ministry Assembly (NIMA) commenced in 2006. The aim of our assembly is to encourage and help preachers to give themselves to the indispensable work of presenting the Lord Jesus Christ to believers and unbelievers, to all ages, and to all kinds of people. We want to encourage a fresh commitment to expository preaching that will fill our churches with a hunger for God and his Word and lead to a new desire for mission.

We look forward to welcoming delegates from far and near. We firmly believe that when the Bible is opened and taught faithfully and relevantly the voice of God is heard in a living and powerful way. We therefore seek to encourage those engaged in preaching to see the expounding of Scripture as the pressing need in today's church and help equip them in the exacting work involved in such a ministry. While the assembly, therefore, is mainly for those in current full-time preaching ministries, others are welcome, especially students and spouses of Christian workers

As well as the annual assembly the Steering Group are seeking other means by which they might encourage this task such as helping to support other conferences and running preaching conferences.

Cancelled Conference?
Missed Sabbatical?
Zoomed Out?
Have no fear NIMA’s here!

Preparations are underway for NIMA 2020 on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th November at Maze Presbyterian Church. Our two speakers this year are Dr. Sinclair Ferguson and Dr. Conrad Mbewe. Sinclair needs no introduction having visited Northern Ireland on many occasions and written numerous books. Conrad may be less well known to some. He is the senior pastor of Lusaka Baptist Church in Zambia and has been a plenary speaker at many conferences, including The Gospel Coalition National Conference and the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders. He has been dubbed ‘the Spurgeon of Africa’ and is an excellent expositor.

The theme of this year’s Assembly is CONSIDER JESUS focussing on the Letter to the Hebrews. It promises to be a spiritual feast and for those bereft of fellowship during a very protracted lockdown it should be a welcome oasis.

We don’t yet know what regulations will be in place, if any, come November but we will be working together with Maze Presbyterian to ensure that the environment is Covid secure. We also recognise that the autumn/winter months could see a further outbreak of the virus which may result in certain restrictions being reimposed. Should that be the case the Assembly will be cancelled and all booking fees will be refunded.

Booking is now open!! You can also follow NIMA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Talks from previous Ministry Assembly are available via this website.

This year we will not be providing catered food so you will need to bring your own lunch. Coffee/tea and bottled water will be available at no extra cost. Prices have been reduced accordingly.

Book your tickets here.

We hope, God willing, to see you in November.

Sincerely in Christ,


[on behalf of the NIMA Steering Group]

Site Additions

Audio recordings of NI Ministry Assembly 2019 with Zack Eswine and Garry Williams are now available for free download.

Forthcoming events

2020 NI Ministry Assembly

Consider Jesus: the Letter to the Hebrews
Speakers: Conrad Mbewe and Sinclair Ferguson
When: Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 November 2020

Further details and online booking will be available later in 2020 when details of the easing of restrictions are known.

Audio recordings of past events from 2008 to 2019 are available for free download.