2017 Speaker Lineup

The International Conference On Missions Presents:
Together God’s Plan To Redeem The World.

Henry Burgea
I was born In Bukavu on April 27 1963. In Bukavu, Eastern DRC, I gave my life to Christ on August 2nd 1975. I studied Bible and spent some years in Theological Education then worked for 2 years training medical and nursing students in Katana, Eastern DR Congo. After more medical training, I went back to Bukavu and was requested to coordinate the medical program of my Church in the Country (DR Congo) where I served for 6 years.

My love for the Church and ministry was nurtured and developed by missionaries who devoted themselves to the cause of the Gospel amidst numerous challenges. In 1996, I started my Master’s in Communication with leaning on Intercultural Communication. After completion,  I joined Christian Missionary Fellowship International and was assigned a short term mission to Ivory Coast.

In 2011, I was called to help start LivingStone International University, a new project of the New Testament Churches of Christ for the Eastern Region of Uganda. I am serving now as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and a Volunteer Church servant with Mbale Church of Christ.

I am currently enrolled in a PhD program that will give me a specialty in Leadership, Policy, and Change. I am expected to graduate, God willing, early 2018. Africa and the world need “TRUE SERVANT LEADERS”. We are called by God so that through us He molds a new breed of leaders: TRUE SERVANT LEADERS.

I am happily married to Yvette Bisimwa Chibalonza. We have 5 children, and 2 grandchildren. My family and the family of my daughter are very stable and strong in faith.

Vivert Lall
Vivert did his early education in the mission’s school in his hometown, Damoh. He did  his Masters of Science, (Mathematics) from Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, India and Bachelor of Theology from Atlanta Christian College, (Point University) Atlanta, GA. U.S.A. He received his Doctor of Divinity from The United Theological Seminary, India

Vivert serves as Chairman of Mid-India Mission in Damoh. He focuses on planting churches and in preaching the Gospel. Other than this, God has also used him to do ministry for the persecuted in India. Vivert & Neelam have a ministry for children from persecuted families as well as for the children from their Church plants. He has recently put together a book/study in Hindi language which gives steps towards becoming a Christian. It is being published in several regional languages in India now. God has used Vivert to preach the Gospel throughout India, Nepal, the United States, Russia and Poland. He has also been asked to speak at Pepperdine this year.

He has also been Assistant Governor of Rotary and the President for the town. During his college years in India, he captained the cricket team of his University.  Now he serves as the Chairman of District Olympic and Cricket Associations of the town.

Vivert Lall is the son of Dr. Stanley Lalit and Dr. (Mrs.) Dolly Lall. He is married to Neelam for 22 years now. God has blessed them with two children, Monica (21) and Lae Stanley (19).

Mike Nichols
Mike was born in 1958 and raised in central Illinois as a “preacher’s kid.”  His father, Ed Nichols, has been involved in the preaching ministry and cross-cultural missions for over forty years.  Mike graduated with a B.A. degree from Lincoln Christian College (now Lincoln Christian University) in 1980 and a M.A. degree from Lincoln Christian Seminary in 1983.  Mike was youth minister at the Greenview Christian Church in Greenview, Illinois for about five years before becoming a missionary.

He and his family served as missionaries with ACM International in The Democratic Republic of the Congo, from 1983 to 1993.  From 1994 to present, Mike has been teaching at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois.  He is currently Professor and Director for the Intercultural Studies Program in the undergraduate school.  Mike has made numerous short-term ministry trips to over twenty countries.  He is a 2014 graduate of Trinity International University (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, TEDS) where he earned a PhD degree in Intercultural Studies with a minor in Education. Mike has published articles on missions topics in two different professional journals and has recently completed the manuscript of his first book, “Short Life: Living for What Matters During our Few Days on Earth.”

The Nichols’ family resides near Mt. Pulaski, Illinois. Mike and his wife Julie have been married for thirty-four years and have three adult children; Sarah (husband Jake), Jason (wife Chelsea), and Samantha (fiancé Josh).  Mike and Julie have two grandchildren; Mike has also been a spiritual father to several “spiritually adopted” children.

Jerry Harris
Jerry Harris is Lead Pastor of The Crossing, a multi-site mega-church, based in Quincy, Illinois and planted in several  communities ranging in population from 125 to 40,000. Under Jerry’s leadership, The Crossing has grown from 230 people to over 8000 at 11 locations in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Kentucky. Outreach Magazine has consistently named The Crossing among the top 100 fastest growing and largest churches in America.  Jerry is the author of Micropolitan Church (Crossbooks/Lifeway 2011), 50 Days (Crossing publications 2011), and Shifted: The Crossing Story (an Exponential E-book).  He is an original board member of The Solomon Foundation and also Chairman of the Board of Care India, a mission located in southeastern India.  He and his wife Allison have 4 grown children, all in ministry.

Enoch Nyador
Enoch Nyador is a native of Ghana,West Africa. He has been married to Lydia, a family doctor and ophthalmologist for 32 years, and they are blessed with a daughter, Yayra Odame-Akrofi, an optometrist, and two sons, Makafui and Jacob who are both college graduates. Eyram, the grandson has the most attention in the family. For the past 29 years, Enoch has served as the founder and executive director of Ghana Christian Mission, leading a team of 26 evangelists and 59 midwives, nurses and para- medicals in planting churches and treating the sick in the name of Christ among 11 unreached people groups in Ghana.  He taught at Ghana Christian College from 1986-1992 and continues to serve on the University Council for over 15 years. He served as a student minister (1978-1982) and later as the first minister of the Abeka Christian Church in Accra, Ghana where he was ordained into the ministry in 1982. He loves to read detective novels and play ping pong for recreation. He and his family make their home in Gbetsile, Tema, where they are active members of the Pistis Christian Church, Gbetsile, near Michel Camp on the Tema-Akosombo road.

Dwain Illman
At LaMoine Christian Service Camp in Western Illinois I became a “life recruit” and went to Lincoln Christian College to get my undergraduate degree in Bible. While a student, I served as youth minister of Webber Street Church of Christ in Urbana and preaching minister at Ripley Christian Church, Ripley, Illinois. During that time, I was challenged by a speaker to enter medicine. I spent 4 years at the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln College of Medicine in Chicago and graduated with my MD. Degree. I married my wonderful wife Marilyn while in medical school. We had daughters Christine and Julia while I was a resident in Dallas and our son Drew came later. After residency, we moved to serve at Mashoko Christian Hospital in Zimbabwe. For some of this time I was medical director as well as principal of the secondary school. Because of the civil war, we left Rhodesia after 3 years. Once back in the States, I joined a newly formed group of emergency medicine physicians in Bloomington, IN. For nearly 30 years I worked in the Bloomington Hospital emergency department as well as helping develop emergency and urgent care throughout Indiana. After retirement 13 years ago I took the challenge of short-term medical missions. I have now served on 45 teams, mostly as team leader and ministered in a dozen countries.



ICOM Trip to Israel: March 2018

Israel 2018 Waiting List     Payments - Israel 2018

ICOM is thrilled to announce that on March 14-25, 2018,  David & Sherree Empson will be leading a trip to Israel with Dann Spader as our guide and leading the study and commentary for the whole trip.

I hadn’t given much thought about going to Israel until I took classes taught by Dann Spader a couple of years ago.  You are receiving this email because you have attended one of the 4 Chair seminars that have gone across the country in the last couple of years.  You have heard Dann and have heard about his knowledge and his passion for our Lord Jesus Christ.  So you know that this is going to be an incredible trip!

Where will we be going during the trip?
We will be traveling by coach during this whole trip, and there will be some hiking on some days as we visit particular spots where Dann will teach from. There will be a 120 page study guide given to every person.  We will spend 3 nights on the Sea of Galilee and 5 nights in Jerusalem as we trace the sites associated with the teaching and passion of Christ. We will see Bethlehem, the Wilderness (Masada, Qumran, the Dead Sea), the Philistine Plain, Galilee (Mt. Carmel, Nazareth, Bethsaida, Capernaum, and more), and Jerusalem (Mount of Olives, western wall, Temple Mount, Garden Tomb, Gethsemane), and much more!

What’s the cost?

The cost is $2,600 for double occupancy, singles will cost an additional $925.00.  This covers: 10 nights lodging, deluxe bus transportation, daily breakfast & dinner, all entrance fees, the services of a professional guide and driver and all tips for drivers, guide and hotel staff. This does not include your airfare, which should be about $1,500.00 each. This will also NOT include your lunch every day and personal expenses.  This price is based upon maximum capacity of 45 participants.The total cost is about $4,100.00; the airfare & tour fees based on 45 ppl.  If less than 45 people go, this could raise the prices a little bit. This trip will only take place if at least 35 people sign up.

How & when can I register?

Registration will begin in March of 2017 with the first payment due of $600.00 with registration.  After your deposit is paid, the first installment is due September 15th 2017 and your final payment is due December 15th, 2017.  NOTE: This does not include your airfare that you will have to secure on your own.  You will have to have a passport that is valid beyond October 2018.Registration will be done on the ICOM website. More exact details on that coming soon!  My wife, Sherree, and I will be dealing with all the details on behalf of ICOM.  We have some materials that will give you more details about this trip.  You can write to: for more information.

We hope you join us!

This is going to be an awesome adventure. Dann has a way of bringing Jesus to life. I can’t wait to learn more and experience Christ in a whole new way! I believe this is going to be a trip of a lifetime. 16 people have already reserved their spot – think & pray about joining us!

In Christ,
David Empson
ICOM Executive Director

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CLICK HERE  to Download a printed flyer with more details on the trip

CLICK HERE  for Instructions on booking your flight!

Want to see more about the trip?  CLICK HERE for the promo video that shows locations and footage from past trips. You must enter the password to view the video: Israel





Enoch Nyador – Director of Ghana Christian Mission


Enoch Nyador is a native of Ghana,West Africa, born at Akplale-Agave in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region. He has been married to Lydia, a family doctor and ophthalmologist for 32 years, and they are blessed with a daughter, Yayra Odame-Akrofi, an optometrist, and two sons, Makafui and Jacob who are both college graduates. Eyram, the grandson has the most attention in the family.

For the past 29 years, Enoch has served as the founder and executive director of Ghana Christian Mission, leading a team of 26 evangelists and 59 midwives, nurses and para- medicals in planting churches and treating the sick in the name of Christ among 11 unreached people groups in Ghana. Some of these tribes are the Achode, Adele, Komkomba, Kusasi, Mamprusi, Nchumburung and Ntrubo. Over 10,000 have been baptized, over 185 churches started and over 500,000 patients treated through this ministry.

Enoch was baptized in 1977 at the Dzebetato Christian Church by the late Pastor Francis Kumah, a graduate of Ghana Christian University College. He taught at Ghana Christian College from 1986-1992 and continues to serve on the University Council for over 15 years. He served as a student minister (1978-1982) and later as the first minister of the Abeka Christian Church in Accra, Ghana where he was ordained into the ministry in 1982. He is a past President of the Ghana Evangelical Missions Association (GEMA) and current Chairman of Agave Christian Unity Association. He is the treasurer of Africa Missions Association (AfMA) and also serves on the executive committee of World Link Missions Association.

Enoch received a B.A in Christian Ministries from Ghana Christian College (1982) and an MDiv (Hons) from Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S.A (1986). He loves to read detective novels and play ping pong for recreation.

He and his family make their home in Gbetsile, Tema, where they are active members of the Pistis Christian Church, Gbetsile, near Michel Camp on the Tema-Akosombo road.

ICOM Events

ICOM 2017 – Peoria

The International Conference On Missions is returning to Peoria, Illinois on November 16-19, 2017!

Location: Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602

President: Enoch Nyador, the first Director of Ghana Christian Mission.



2017 Housing Information

Peoria Civic Center – Hotel Map
Click Here to download the Map!


ATTENTION: If you recently received a letter from Marriott regarding your reservation in Peoria please read the information below, provided by the hotel in response to the letter and know that NO ACTION IS REQUIRED by anyone who received this letter.

The Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette/Courtyard Peoria Downtown are not changing ownership nor management companies.  Currently, the complex is negotiating with Marriott to maintain the brand name and carry the Marriott flag. Depending on the outcome of the negotiations, the hotel will either continue to as a Marriott brand, continue with an alternate  brand and flag, or operate independently without a brand association. Unfortunately, during these negotiations, Marriott has to follow protocol as though the hotels might become an Independent hotel or change brands which is why many received a letter.   Regardless of the outcome, the hotel(s) will be open and operating during the ICOM 2017 convention and will still offer the same first class product and service.  Once negotiations have been completed and final decisions have been made our staff will alert all our Groups and guests as to the outcome. Rest assured that regardless of the outcome of the brand association, your reservations are and will remain secure throughout this process no action is needed from any individuals with existing reservations.

We apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstanding that the letter may have caused. We understand this has been somewhat challenging and concerning to everyone and a sincere thank you for working with us every step of the way.

Fairfield Inn & Suites – Peoria East

200 Eastlight Court, East Peoria, IL 61611
PHONE: 309-699-4100

ICOM Rates$125.00 and includes complimentary hot breakfast, complimentary WI-FI and airport shuttle.

Reservations:  PHONE ONLY 309-699-4100.  Reservations cannot be made online.
Callers need to tell the reservations agent that they want to book a room for the ICOM Conference.
Rooms must be reserved by October 16, 2017.



Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria

101 Holiday Street, East Peoria, IL 61611

ICOM Rates$125.00 and includes complimentary “Grab & Go” Breakfast and complimentary WI-FI

Reservations: Reserve online or call 309-698-3333. Rooms must be reserved by October 16, 2017. *use the Group Code ICM

Reserve Online



Quality Inns & Suites

4112 N Brandywine Dr, Peoria, IL 61614

ICOM Rates$104.99 and includes Full American Breakfast, complimentary parking and complimentary Wi-Fi

Reservations: Call 309-685-2556. Rooms must be reserved by October 24, 2017. *When calling please reference ICOM 2017 to get the ICOM rate.


Courtyard Peoria War Memorial Parkway

1928 W War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL 61614

ICOM Rates$132.00 and includes complimentary WI-FI

Reservations: Call 309-686-1900. Rooms must be reserved by October 16, 2017. *When calling please reference ICOM 2017 to get the ICOM rate.



Residence Inn

2000 W War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL 61614

ICOM Rates$139.99 and includes complimentary hot breakfast and complimentary WI-FI

Reservations: Call 309-681-9000. Rooms must be reserved by October 16, 2017. *When calling please reference ICOM 2017 to get the ICOM rate.

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette – SOLD OUT

501 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602

ICOM Rates: Standard Room is $124.00 and Suites are $182.00







Courtyard Peoria Downtown – SOLD OUT

533 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602

ICOM Rates$119.00

(Please Note: There was a error in the information previously listed – the following is NOT included: Hot Breakfast Buffet and complimentary high-speed internet, complimentary parking, access to the pool and Fitness Center and IHG Rewards Points. All rooms have a microwave, refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, flat-screen HDTV)



Staybridge Suites – SOLD OUT

300 West Romeo B Garrett Avenue, Peoria, IL 61605

ICOM Rates$159.00 per suite includes Hot Breakfast Buffet, free Wi-Fi, airport shuttle and parking



Embassy Suites East Peoria – SOLD OUT

100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611

ICOM Rates$139.00 and includes a made to order breakfast buffet, evening reception featuring beverages and light snacks, complimentary ground-level parking, complimentary internet for all Hilton HHonors members.

Reservations: Reserve online or call 1-800-EMBASSY. Rooms must be reserved by October 24, 2017. *use the Group Code NMC

Reserve Online

Holiday Inns Express East Peoria – Riverfront – SOLD OUT

1100 Bass Pro Drive, Peoria, IL 61611

ICOM Rates$119.00 and includes Hot Breakfast Buffet, complimentary WI-FI, complimentary parking, access to the pool and Fitness Center and IHG Rewards Points. All rooms have a microwave, refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, flat-screen HDTV

Reservations: Reserve online or call 309-694-9800. Rooms must be reserved by October 15, 2017. *use the Group Code ICM

Reserve Online

Mark Twain Hotel – SOLD OUT

225 NE Adams St, Peoria, IL 61602

ICOM Rates$109.00 and includes complimentary Breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel, Complimentary parking and Complimentary Shuttle service available for Registered Guests.  Shuttle service to and from the Peoria International Airport and within a 5mi. radius of the hotel

Reservations: Call (309) 676-3600 | Toll Free: 866-325-6351Rooms must be reserved by October 14, 2017. *use the Group Code ICOM17




We Believe

ICOM’s Mission Statement:

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

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)


About ICOM

About ICOM

Mission Statement:

The International Conference on Missions exists to Encourage, Equip and Enlist workers for the Harvest.


Known as the National Missionary Convention until 2011, the International Conference On Missions has been serving missionaries and the Great Commission since 1948.  In March of 1948, J. Russell Morse was in the home of John T. Chase for dinner, and asked, “Why isn’t there a gathering for missionaries?” He went on to express the need for a time where missionaries can talk shop, fellowship and encourage each other.  So in 1948, the day prior to the NACC started, a few dozen missionaries got together.  That practice continued for several years growing to a few hundred people. Then in 1954, the National Missionary Convention was formed, as it’s own conference.

The NMC grew from several hundred to sometimes a few thousand.  It became big enough that, after many years with volunteer presidents, in 1966 Walter Birney was designated the first director while preaching in Copeland, Kansas.  Mr. Birney would stay in this role for 43 years.  Walter and his wife, Iva Lou, worked tirelessly while planning conventions all over the country.   Iva Lou retired in 2008 while Walter retired in 2009.

In 1998, David Empson became a volunteer student director, while maintaining a full-time youth ministry at the Hazelwood Christian Church in Clayton, Indiana.  The Windows of the World teen convention was created to meet inside the National Missionary Convention, drawing from the strengths of the adult program while offering “hands-on programming” for students.  In 2001, David joined the NMC staff full-time from an office graciously made available by Hazelwood Christian Church.

In 2007, during the transition time, Jim Chamberlin was hired to succeed David as the student director.  Other staff members have since joined to what makes up the current staff members.

In 2010, Fran Anderson was hired to help determine the advantages of changing the name of the National Missionary Convention.  The NMC had grown over the past several years close to 11,000 attendees in Indianapolis in 2006.  It was felt that the name no longer described what the NMC had grown to become for the following reasons:

  • It was no longer “national” since there were twenty plus countries represented every year.  It had become international.
  • The word “convention” gives the idea that there would be delegates and issues to vote on with some kind of authority to make decisions. That has never been the case. We are a conference.
  • It was very apparent that this was no longer a gathering for “only” missionaries; rather, the conference had become for those who love being on mission.

International + conference + on mission = ICOM.

After holding nine focus groups, it was decided to change the name and was announced in Atlanta, 2011, during the last National Missionary Convention, that the NMC would be called the “International Conference On Missions”.  The name change was well received.


Pre-Con Events

Join us for 2016 ICOM Pre-con!

We are so excited to be offering seven pre-con events this year at ICOM in Lexington, KY!   Be sure to head to conference early to join in the excitement!  Pre-con events will begin on Wednesday, November 16 and continue on Thursday, November 17.

Check out the variety of pre-con events we will be offering below:

For Missionaries Only (FMO)
Wed 5 – 9 pm & Thurs 8 am – 12 pm

This Pre-Con is a time for missionaries to minister to other missionaries.  We pray that this will be a time of personal and spiritual healing and growth for each one.  Sponsored by ICOM.  NO registration cost.  Led by Margaret and Paul Pennington.

Free Wednesday night hotel stay! (Reimbursement after forms submitted to ICOM)

Free Wednesday night dinner (sponsored by Kairos) & Thursday morning continental breakfast!

Community Health Evangelism (CHE)
Wed 9 am – 4 pm & Thurs 9 am – 3 pm

This seminar includes small-group interaction, problem solving, and self-discovery, while increasing understanding of the CHE process.  Sponsored by FAME.  $30 registration fee.  Led by Bill Warren, Terry Dalrymple & Bryan Benz.

Standards of Excellence In Short-Term Missions (SOE)
Wed 6 pm – 9 pm & Thurs 9 am – 5 pm

The Standards Introductory Workshop is an 8-10 hour seminar designed to help adoptive members understand how they can incorporate and achieve competence in all Seven Standards. It also provides a review of how to form and manage a Peer Review process, should a member organization desire to pursue full accreditation. The workshops are taught by experienced SOE trainers (usually two). They are interactive, use case studies and small group discussions. MISTM-grid theory and the supporting principles behind the standards are reviewed.

Muvement Seminar  

4 Chair Seminar
Thurs 10 am – 3 pm

This Pre-Con builds upon the material from the 4 Chair Discipling book by Dann Spader, shared during ICOM’s Reset 2 Tour, calling American Churches to disciple the way Jesus discipled. This is the first step in step in the Muvement Series. Dann Spader will begin this session  and then Randy Nash will teach the bulk of this seminar, having been trained and certified to do so.We will look at how Jesus built a movement of multiplying disciples.

Sponsored by Reset.  $55 registration fee.

Thurs 9 am – 5 pm

(You must have previously completed the 4 Chair Seminar to attend) This will be from 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday.  As we have travelled the nation proclaiming that we should disciple as Jesus discipled, many attenders liked the idea, but wanted to quickly move to the “how to” conversation. This is that “how to”. Kevin Boll has been working with congregations for many years about how to structure your church organization to make disciples who make disciples. This seminar builds on top of the 4 Chair principles. You will need to have attended the 4 Chair seminar before you attend this seminar.

$55 Registration fee.

Mobilizing Your Church for International Student Outreach
Thurs 9 am – 3:30 pm

Come learn about how we can reach foreign college students for Jesus Christ and challenge them to serve His Kingdom.  Sponsored by Crossroads International. $10 registration fee.  Led by Greg Swinney.

Disciple Making Movements
Wed 8 am – 5 pm & Thurs 8 am – 5 pm

This Pre-Con will equip you to make reproducing disciples among the unreached peoples of the world (international focus).  Led by Eric Derry.  $35 registration fee (Limited to 36 people).

Mission Trainers
Thurs 9 am – 3 pm

This Forum is a gathering of those who train workers for field service, whether as professors, counselors, or mobilizers.  $25 registration fee (payable upon arrival).   Email Doug Priest, Executive Director of CMF, for more information and registration.


*Attention MK teens! Join Jessi Vance and Mosaik for a special program designed just for you throughout pre-cons and conference!  Mosaik will provide MK teens with training, debriefing, and spiritual development throughout this time.  Meet Jessi and her team at Pre-Con check-in Wednesday evening.
*Complementary child care will be provided from 6pm – 9pm on Wednesday and 9am – 12pm on Thursday.   
*Registration check-in will be located at the High St. entrance of the convention center.  It will be open from 7:30 am – 6:30 pm on Wednesday and 7:30 am – 10:00 am on Thursday.
*Questions about any of the Pre-Con events can be emailed to Kelsey Davis,

ICOM Kids Zone


Children’s programming for Nursery thru 5th grade.

Thursday – 7:00 – 8:30 p
Friday & Sat – 9:00 – 11:45 a
2:00 – 5:00 p
7:00 – 8:30 p
No programming on Sunday

Kids zone


Future Conference Dates

ICOM 2017

November 16-19, 2017 – Peoria, IL • Enoch Nyador

ICOM 2018

November 15-18, 2018 – Cincinnati, OH

ICOM 2019

November 14-17, 2019 – Kansas City, MO

ICOM 2020

Indianapolis, IN

ICOM 2021

Richmond, VA

Reset Tour

The International Conference On Missions presents RESET Tour 2 – The Disciple Making Tour


Registration Is Now OPEN!
Click the button to register for the 4 Chair Discipling and Metamorphosis Seminars!

Register For Reset 2


Due to low registrations – we are cancelling 3 stops on the Reset Tour:
Lincoln, IL  ~  Joplin, MO  ~  Lexington, KY

We will still proceed with Plainfield, IN, Columbus, OH and Council Bluffs, IA.

If you are currently registered for one of the seminars that has been cancelled, we will refund your money unless you’d like to go to one of the other seminars that is remaining open. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please email or”



Status of Reset 2: The Disciple Making Tour

Reset2June 7, 2016

The second Reset 2 Tour: The Disciple Making Tour is done and in the books; but oh, what a tour we had!  The first tour had 239 attendees in 10 stops. Following that tour, we asked one question: What largely exponential and irreversible changes have taken place in the North American Church community that are both uncertain and important to finishing the task of world evangelism?  

The #1 answer?  We are not effectively making disciples.  

The second tour drew in 450 attendees in 9 cities.  We shared that maybe we need to reexamine how we are making disciples. So we introduced the idea that Jesus modeled for us how to make disciples, who would in turn make more disciples.  Dann Spader, of Global Youth Initiative, shared with us what he has been teaching at the Southeast Christian Church (and for 35 years), that:

  • Jesus gave us an example of how to make disciples, the way he did it.
  • Jesus lived his life with an intention to create a movement of disciple making.

What are the NEXT STEPS?  

At this point, we are spreading our wings a little bit.  Dann has been amazing to work with on the last two Reset tours, but the response we have received and the direction we need to go is much bigger than Dann can give on his own.  We plan to continue sharing the 4 Chair seminar, but we need to move forward on implementing the ideas into life application. So, here are the next steps:

In 2017

Our plans are to have a tour that will share both the 4 Chair and the Metamorphosis material in the spring. We also want to repeat the same two workshops & pre-con sessions at ICOM in Peoria that are being given this year in Lexington.

2017 Metamorphosis Seminar Dates & Locations:

  • Wednesday, April 26th – Plainfield Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN – 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Monday, May 1st – First Christian Church, Council Bluffs, IA – 8:30am – 4:30pm

2017 4 Chair Discipling Seminar Dates & Locations:

  • Tuesday, April 25th – Worthington Christian Church, Columbus, OH – 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 26th -Plainfield Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN – 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Monday, May 1st – First Christian Church, Council Bluffs, IA – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Cost: $60

We have no sponsor to underwrite the expenses for this tour as we have had in the past. Price includes materials, lunch, & funds for group traveling.

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In 2018

Our plans are to hold our first event that will be for staff, elders and ministry leaders to come and learn about how other Christian Churches are implementing this new philosophy into the fabric of their churches.  This will begin in the spring of 2018. With this being our first time branching out into this kind of plan, we still have many ideas in the works! We will have more details to come on this later!


Cancellation Policy


Cancellations received on or before the date 15 days prior to the first day of an annual conference will be refunded the full amount less a 10% fee. There are no refunds for registrations or events from that time on.

All cancellations must be sent in writing via fax, e-mail or regular mail to the conference registrar. Please fax or email cancellations, if possible, and expect confirmation within two days. If necessary to cancel by USPS, please allow sufficient time for a response.

ICOM is not responsible for problems beyond our control such as weather conditions, campus conditions, etc. No refunds will be given in these situations. The final decision on refunds rests with the ICOM director and business manager.

All cancellations are charged a 10% fee. Cancellations received on or before the date 60 days prior to the first day of an annual conference are refunded the full amount less a 10% fee. A written cancellation must be received or postmarked by Sept.15, 2014 and confirmed by ICOM that notification has been received. Refunds after Sept. 15, 2014 are given only if cancelled spaces are resold.

All cancellations are charged a 10% fee. A written cancellation must be received or postmarked by August 31 and confirmed by ICOM that notification has been received. No refunds are given for cancellations postmarked on/after September 1.

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Register for ICOM 2017 in Peoria!

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Registration Prices: 
Individual: $40 ~ Family: $80 ~ College Student: $10

Please Note: For liability reasons, ICOM does not write invitation letters for VISA applications to those wanting to attend the conference unless you are coming with a main session speaker or a special circumstance. Please contact if you have questions about invitation letters.

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If you are a family bringing SICOM-age students, you can register them here. There will be adults there to take the students that are not there with a youth group. Please note, the schedule you pick may be different than what your students ends up having depending on the amount of students that come.

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Intern Exchange



intern-exchangeThe International Conference on Missions strives to involve as many college students and young adults with mission work as possible! Our Intern Exchange is an outstanding place for missionaries and college students/young adults to meet and form lasting relationships and ultimately work together on the field. Many opportunities within the Exchange fit a variety of needs. Want to learn more? Please contact Emily at the ICOM office: or 317-539-4231.

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2017 Exhibitor Information

Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL

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2017 Booths: SOLD OUT!

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Exhibit Space Type

9′ x 10′ Booths: Price:
Non-Profit $350.00
Non-Profit Sales (add)  $100.00
Commercial $600.00
Prim Path (add) $100.00


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2017 Exhibitor Documents & Floor-plan

FLOOR PLAN: To view and/or print a floor-plan for reference, click here. 

EXHIBITOR PACKET:  To view and/or print an exhibitor packet click here.

PEORIA FLAG & DECORATING SERVICE PACKET:  To view and/or print the packet click here.