NIMA 2024

Questions for God’s people

Worship and witness in a day of small things — the message of Haggai and Malachi

November 4 - 5 2024
Maze Presbyterian Church
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The aim of our assembly is to encourage Bible teachers and Bible sharers 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, therefore, seek to help those engaged in preaching and teaching to see the expounding of Scripture as the pressing need in today's church and to equip them in the exacting work involved in such a ministry. While the assembly, therefore, is mainly for those in full-time preaching ministries, others are welcome, especially students, interns, and spouses of Christian workers.

When the Jewish exiles returned from Babylon those among them who remembered the splendour of Solomon’s temple saw, in the rebuilding of the new sanctuary, their dreams of the kingdom being restored to its former glory shrink in what was, for them, a day of small things.

It is not difficult to see the parallels given that we, too, live in a time where places of worship that were once full are now empty and where things are at a low ebb in both the worship and witness of the church. This is where the message of the post-exilic prophets to God’s people then have a particular relevance to God’s people now and we look forward to exploring their message and application.


Jonty Rhodes

Christ Church Central, Leeds

Jonty is the founding pastor of Christ Church Central (IPC) in Leeds. He is married to Georgina, and they have four girls and a boy. He trained for ministry at Oak Hill Theological College in London, and has served as associate minister at St. Alkmund’s Church in Duffield and minister at Christ Church Derby. He is the author of several books, including Covenants Made Simple, Man of Sorrows, King of Glory, and Reformed Worship.

Jonathan Landry Cruse

Community Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo

Jonathan is an author, hymnwriter, and the pastor of Community Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Jonathan is husband to Kerri Ann and they have two boys and a girl. Jonathan’s books include What Happens When We Worship, The Christian’s True Identity, and Hymns of Devotion.