NWCEA, an Oregon nonprofit
The Northwest Christian Evangelistic Association is an Oregon nonprofit organization founded in 1956 as the North Willamette Christian Evangelistic Association. We are a tax-exempt organization according to the IRS.
NWCEA is responsible for planting 25 churches. See "New Churches" for list of most recent churches planted.
We primarily serve a five-county area: Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Columbia counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington.
NWCEA has "members" - the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ who financially or otherwise participate in its activities.
We are governed by a Board of Trustees. See "Meet Our Board" page to see who is on the board. Meetings are generally 7:00 am on the second Tuesday of each month at Potter's Hands Christian Church. If you want to attend a meeting, call the office prior to the meeting for directions. The front door of the church will be open.
Our office is in the same building as Canby Christian Church, 444 N. Holly Street, Canby, Oregon 97013. The phone number is 503-263-6420. You can reach our Director Sean Thome' at 503-789-2810 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sean is also the Lead Pastor at Potter's Hands Christian Church in Tigard, Oregon.
God is using the NWCEA and our Kingdom Partners to start a Multiplication Movement of new churches. Our mission is: building relationships, providing resources and encouraging reproduction. We know that the Kingdom is methodically built through the partnership of willing churches and individuals.
"This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts out and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain - first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel of the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come." Jesus, Mark 4:26-29.
God's kingdom is advancing as surely as the seed grows and produces a full head of grain, ready for harvest. Jesus' mission to build His church through his focus for us "to seek and save the lost" is catching new momentum and enthusiasm through this ministy of church planting!