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.

Forthcoming events

2017 NI Ministry Assembly

NIMA 2017 poster
Speakers: Christopher Ash and Colin Smith
When: Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 November 2017

Further details with postal booking form on this site
Online booking available from Friday 9 June.

In light of our increasingly tumultuous society and world, we look forward to taking time to look at Suffering and the Sovereignty of God in the Psalms of David and Life of Joseph. Christopher and Colin will seek to encourage and challenge us as we seek to reconcile our individual and global suffering with the Sovereignty of God in all situations. Come along to be fed, encouraged, challenged and strengthened in the Word of God.

Site Additions

Audio recordings of the NIMA Preaching Day 2017 with Graham Beynon are now available for free download.

Audio recordings of NI Ministry Assembly 2016 with Ian Hamilton and D. A. Carson are now available for free download (with apologies for the delay in releasing them).

Audio recordings of past events from 2008 to 2016 are available for free download.