NIMA 2021

Faith that works

Unpacking the message of James

November 8 - 9 2021
Maze Presbyterian Church
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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, interns, and spouses of Christian workers

We are looking forward to welcoming: Dan Doriani & David Gibson


Monday 8th November (10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.) to Tuesday 9th November 2021 (9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.) Lunch and refreshments will be provided


Full assembly: £55 (£40 for student/apprentice/unwaged) One day: £35 (£25 for student/apprentice/unwaged)


Maze Presbyterian Church

How to get there: From the M1 take the Sprucefield exit and follow the signs for Hillsborough/Dublin/Newry onto the A1 dual carriageway. After 1 mile and at the top of the hill you will see a sign pointing right for Culcavy. This road is Harrys Road. Travel for 1 mile, go straight across the crossroads, and onto Aghnatrisk Road, which again is 1 mile long. At this crossroads 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.


Dan Doriani

Covenant Theological Seminary

Dan Doriani returned to Covenant Seminary full time in October 2013 to serve as Vice President of Strategic Academic Projects and Professor of Theology after a decade as senior pastor of Central Presbyterian church in Clayton, Missouri. In 2019 he became Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology and Vice President at Large. His most recent books are Work: Its Purpose, Dignity, and Transformation and James: Portrait of a Living Faith (with Jon Nielson). He is also the founder of The Centre for Faith and Work St. Louis, a discipleship ministry focusing on business leaders. Dan and his wife, Debbie, live in Chesterfield, Missouri, and have three grown daughters and two grandchildren.

David Gibson

Trinity Church, Aberdeen

David Gibson was born in the USA and grew up in East Africa and Belfast. He is Minister of Trinity Church in Aberdeen, where he lives with his wife Angela and four children. Previously he served as a Staff Worker for the Religious and Theological Studies Fellowship (part of UCCF) and as an Assistant Minister at High Church, Hilton, Aberdeen. He has written Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes teaches us to live in the Light of the End and he is currently working on a new book on the epistle of James called Whole: Medicine for the Divided Heart.