NIMA 2017

Out of the Depths

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

13 - 14 November 2017
Maze Presbyterian Church
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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.

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.


Christopher Ash

Tyndale House

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’.

Colin Smith

Orchard Evangelical Free Church

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.