The International Conference on Missions began in 1948 as the National Missionary Convention of the Christian Churches/Church of Christ (NMC). In 1950 the NMC met on its own for the first time. What started as a conference for missionaries has grown to include thousands of people of all ages who are interested and involved in world missions. In 2012 the name was changed to the International Conference on Missions (ICOM) to better describe the conference.
ICOM has its roots in what is known in church history as The Restoration Movement that began in the early 19th century. This movement seeks the unity of all Christians based on the authority of the Bible for the evangelization of the world. ICOM recognizes that creeds and confessions of faith have at times been more divisive than unifying, but in light of its commitment to Scripture, ICOM believes that agreement on basic matters of faith is essential to carry out its mission.
The International Conference on Missions (ICOM) exists to Encourage, Equip and Enlist workers for the Harvest.