Northern Ireland Ministry Assembly

Equipping and Encouraging Preachers

The Truth that Transforms—Preaching Romans

The Seventh 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.

NIMA 2012 poster


Photograph of Sinclair Ferguson

Dr Sinclair B. Ferguson is Senior Minister at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. He also serves as a professor of systematic theology at Redeemer Theological Seminary. He has served as minister of two congregations in Scotland, one in Unst and the other at the centre of Glasgow. He is the author of some two dozen books and has authored numerous articles penned over a long, faithful, and fruitful ministry. Sinclair and his wife Dorothy have three sons, a daughter, three grandsons, and three granddaughters.

Photograph of Edward Lobb

Edward Lobb is Director of the Cornhill Training College in Scotland. In full-time ministry since 1976, he has served a number of parishes, most recently St Peter's Stapenhill at Burton-on-Trent. Edward was involved in the very first of Dick Lucas's preaching conferences and has been closely associated with the work of the Proclamation Trust ever since. He remains a regular contributor to their conference program and has a remarkable ability to get across what Scripture says straightforwardly, simply and appealingly.


Mon 12 November 2012, 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
–Tue 13 November 2012, 10 a.m.–3.30 p.m.
Lunch is included both days


Trinity Methodist Church, Lisburn, Co Antrim, approximately 1.5 miles from Lisburn city centre
Map showing location of Trinity Methodist Church (click for larger image)

Audio Recordings

Audio recordings of the sessions are now available for free download.


The poster for the Assembly is still available for information.