International Conference On Missions (ICOM)

General

Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Unique Ministry
Legal Name: International Conference On Missions (ICOM)
Established: 1948
Alias/Other Name(s): National Missionary Convention

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

ICOM exists to encourage, equip and enlist new workers for the Kingdom.

Denomination(s): Other

Doctrinal Statement:

We believe… We believe in one God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 5:16,45; 6:1,4,8,9; James 1:17/John 1:1; 14:9 / Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21) We believe Jesus Created of all things, visible and invisible (Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3; John 1:1; Col. 1:15-16) We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, my one and only Savior (John 1:14; 1 John 4:9 / John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18) Who was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary (Matthew 21:11; John 19:19 / John 1:14; Romans 5;15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1 / Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38) Who suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1-46) Who died and was buried, and Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day (Luke 23:44 – 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8) Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1) Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead (Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3, Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5) We believe in the Holy Spirit Who is an active and operative part of the triune God or godhead. (John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27) Who indwells every Christian (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14) We believe in the Bible—God’s Holy Word, Scripture is without error. (Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21) We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12) We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23) We believe the Bible teaches that salvation—the forgiveness of sins—is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7) We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ and being immersed into Christ (Romans 5:1-2 / Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9 / Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15 / Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21) We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere (Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47) We believe the Bible teaches that the Elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation (Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

Unique Services & Resources

Provided Services & Resources:

Networking

Networking:

Description:

ICOM is an annual conference that hopes to uplift missionaries on the field, encourage those who might be on leave or hurting, and enlisting new missionaries into service! We have over 550 display booths, 6 main sessions, 180 workshops spread across 6 slots & 2 days. We offer childcare for those with families & love to welcome kids at ICOM! We have a separate student conference, SICOM, that meets at the same time as the adults with their own hands on activities like building walls or making meals to send overseas. And so much more!! - www.theicom.org The Intern Exchange, found on the website - http://theicom.org/intern-exchange/ The Rise Project - directed at helping people get training and resources to start new outreach projects for International Students & Refugees in the USA. - http://theicom.org/rise/ Our median age is 26! We have people from over 75 countries and many USA states coming to ICOM. Our demographics range from kids to high school students, then college age up through elderly. It can be anyone from a college student, a normal church-going attendee, to a foreign field missionary.

Resource Availability: Churches
Individuals
Missionaries
Missions-Sending Organizations
Non-Profits
Location(s): Local (City/State)
National (United States)
Active Cities: Indianapolis, IN
Active States:
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
District of Columbia
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
District of Columbia
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Cost for Resources/Services: Yes
Open to expanding to new locations: Yes
Open to helping duplicate ideas in new locations: Yes

Costs of Service or Resource:

Attend the conference for $25 per person. Exhibit at the conference for $350 for a non-profit.

Volunteers

Looking For Volunteers: Yes
Volunteer Services: Other
Volunteer Positions: On-site Volunteer (Part Time)
Travel Volunteer (Part Time)
Willing to accept volunteers outside of the specified denomination: No

Types of Volunteer(s) that we are Seeking:

Service-minded, open hearts & eyes, customer service is KEY when working with people!

Costs associated with volunteering? Yes
Training Provided? Yes

Required Costs:

Basic travel costs to get to ICOM, or gas to the ICOM office.

Training Process:

Quick & easy! We train onsite at ICOM for registration.