Northern Ireland Ministry Assembly

Equipping and Encouraging Preachers

Saints and Sinners :
Preaching 1 Corinthians

The Eleventh 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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Photograph of Don Carson

Don Carson is a research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and co-founder (with Tim Keller) of The Gospel Coalition. He has authored numerous books, and recently edited The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures (Eerdmans, 2016).

Photograph of Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton has been minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church since 1999. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1979 and became the minister of Loudoun Church of Scotland, Newmilns, Ayrshire in the same year, serving there for almost twenty years. He is married to Joan, and they have four children. Ian is a Trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust and has preached at conferences around the world. His books include a commentary on the Letters of John, published by the Trust in the ‘Let’s Study’ series, and The Faith-Shaped Life.


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 motor way bridge the Church is on the left – in total it's just over 3 miles from Sprucefield. See for map.


7–8 November 2016

Audio Recordings

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