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NWCEA, Dba - Expand Northwest, an Oregon nonprofit (Connect to Expand NW new website)

The Northwest Christian Evangelistic Association / EXPAND NW is an Oregon nonprofit organization founded in 1956 as the North Willamette Christian Evangelistic Association.  We are a tax-exempt organization according to the Internal Revenue Service.


Our Success

NWCEA / EXPAND NW 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. However, under EXPAND NW, we are now encouraging leaders, training disciples and planting churches in the US and around the world, 

NWCEA / EXPAND NW has "members" - the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ as well as Individual Contributors 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.  Board Meetings are held quarterly each year.  If you would like to attend a meeting, call the office prior to the meeting for directions.  Our meetings are always open to our donors.

Our NWCEA / EXPAND NW mailing address for donations is P.O. Box 610, Canby, Oregon 97013. To check on donations or ask questions, you can contact our Treasurer, Gary Barrett at 503 263-6420.

Our NWCEA / EXPAND Executive Office is located at 13159 SW Yarrow Way, Tigard, OR 97223.  You can reach our Director Sean Thome' at 503 789-2810 or at thenwcea@gmail.com / Sean@expandnw.org.



Our Vision

The NWCEA / EXPAND NW Vision is Encouraging Pastors, Equipping Leaders & Establishing New Churches.  You can invest in our vision by becoming a Kingdom Partner.  First, you can invest as a Prayer Partner.  Second, you can invest a Special Gift.  Third, you can invest a Monthly Gift.  Please call Sean Thome' at 503-789-2810 or email him at thenwcea@gmail.com / Sean@expandnw.org to discuss becoming a Kingdom Partner to help grow God's Kingdom.

"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 ministry of church planting!


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