Northern Ireland Ministry Assembly

Equipping and Encouraging Preachers

Suffering and The Sovereignty of God in the Psalms of David and Life of Joseph

The Twelfth Northern Ireland Ministry Assembly

The aim of our annual assembly is to encourage preachers. 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 exacting work of expounding Scripture as the pressing need in today's church. While the assembly, therefore, is mainly for those in current full-time preaching ministries, others are very welcome, especially students, apprentices and spouses of Christian workers.

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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.

Speakers

Photograph of Christopher Ash

Christopher Ash is a pastor, author and writer in residence at Tyndale House, Cambridge. He was Director of the Proclamation Trust’s Cornhill Training Course from 2004–15. He is married to Carolyn and they have four children and three grandchildren. Apart from Christopher’s writing ministry, he and Carolyn hope to encourage younger scholars to grow in faithful loving loyalty to Jesus, and to use their gifts to serve the church of Christ. For our Tuesday post-lunch seminar Christopher will be looking at ‘How the Psalms can nourish your soul in the pressures of ministry’.

Photograph of Colin Smith

Colin Smith is Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church and teacher of the daily radio program, Unlocking the Bible. The ministry challenges listeners to believe that their lives can be transformed by personal study of God’s Word through ‘the Power of the Open Book’. Born in Scotland, Colin was Pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in North London for sixteen years and during that time served in various capacities in the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, including a time as their President. He is married to Karen and they have two grown children and two grandchildren. Having pastored in Enfield for 16 years he continues to be a Tottenham Hotspur fan and closely follows the Premier League.

Where

Maze Presbyterian Church, 47 Kesh Rd, Lisburn BT27 5RR (situated between Lisburn and Moira)
How to get there: From the M1 take the Sprucefield exit and follow the signs for Hillsborough/Dublin/Newry onto the dual carriageway. After 1 mile and at the top of the hill you will see a sign pointing right for Culcavy (and a brown sign for Down Royal Racecourse – if you follow these signs you'll arrive at the church!). This road is Harrys Road. Travel for 1 mile, go straight across the cross-roads, and onto Aghnatrisk Road, which again is 1 mile long. At this cross-roads turn right – past houses and a Methodist church. Once over the motorway bridge the Church is on the left – in total it's just over 3 miles from Sprucefield. See www.mazepc.org/contact for map.


When

Monday 13 November
(10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.)
to Tuesday 14 November 2016 (9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.)
lunch included on both days


Booking

Book online through the Evangelical Bookshop, Belfast from Friday 9 June.

Or download booking form, then print, complete and return to address on the form.


Cost

Full assembly: £60 (£35 for student/apprentice/unwaged)
Early Bird: £55 if booked by Friday 8 September 2017

One day: £35 (£20 for student/apprentice/unwaged)