The idea for Global ICN was birthed during a time of worship and prayer at Summit 2011 of the Fellowship of European International Churches (FEIC). Several members commented on friends of international churches outside of Europe who sought to have the same relational community that we enjoy in Europe. Several pastors and leaders of international churches from outside of Europe were already attending Summit events, with others connected through online correspondence. The need for a global relational connection resurfaced throughout the conference. Clearly, God was speaking.
Coming away from the 2011 Summit, FEIC Founder Terry Hoggard felt that God was leading us to invest in creating a global network to connect international churches relationally. Since then, joining with the Assemblies of God World Mission, a development team has worked to establish the foundation and functionality of GICN.
Today, the Hoggards serve as relational leaders of this network, and travel extensively encouraging international church pastors, leadership and their congregations.