Reaching the Northwest ► to Reach the World ► by Planting & Assisting Churches

Extending Independent Churches in the Northwest — that is the goal of the NICE organization — to come alongside churches in order to help them extend themselves in planting other churches.

Reaching the Northwest, to Reach the World, by Planting & Assisting Churches

Birth and Growth

BEGINNINGS In 1958, a group of faithful pastors, concerned that many communities in the Pacific Northwest did not have independent, Bible teaching churches, determined to work together to plant churches and assist struggling churches in those communities. The result was the birth of Northwest Independent Church Extension (NICE). Pastor Henry Boyd, our director in the early years, laid the groundwork for things…

Organization and Affiliation

Northwest Independent Church Extension is an organizational member of IFCA International. From its inception in 1958 until 1997 its Board of Directors was elected by the Pacific Northwest Regional of IFCA International. In 1997 its Board expanded to include elected representatives of the Inland Northwest Regional, one of the key areas of ministry of the Mission. N.I.C.E. is Registered with the State…

We Believe

We believe the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God, verbally inspired in every part. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three equal persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe the Son, Jesus Christ, became man by virgin birth, died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He…

Vision | Core Values | Purpose

Our Vision To be a Mission of committed servants partnering with churches to reach the northwest to Reach the World by Planting and Assisting Churches for Transformed Lives. Our Core Values SCRIPTURE: A commitment to the Bible as our all sufficient authority LOCAL CHURCH: A commitment to God’s program for this age BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP: A commitment to lead with a servant’s heart OUTREACH…

Staff

Executive Director — Director@NICEChurchPlanters.org Bob and Katherine both grew up in Washington’s Puget Sound area. They joined the NICE family in 1982 and Bob has served pastorates in Keyport, Washington and Culdesac and Hailey, Idaho. In 2002, they returned to their home area to assist and encourage NICE missionaries in Western Washington and Alaska. On October 1, 2010, Bob assumed responsibility as Executive Director…

Leadership

Northwest Independent Church Extension is guided by an elected Board of Directors, which includes the Executive Director. The Mission and Board are accountable to the Pacific Northwest Regional and Inland Northwest Regional of IFCA International.

Connect with NICE

You can stay connected with the ministry of NICE in a number of ways. A monthly Intercessors Alert is sent out with current prayer requests, Missionary Spotlight, and Leadership Ministry Schedules. The Alert is mailed or emailed to recipients as desired. NICE Connections is sent out via email from the Mission Director and highlights Partnering opportunities, Ministry Spotlights, and Mission Financial updates.…

Hispanic Ministries

Jesús & Maria Cordova serve with NICE as the Hispanic Field Director having planted numerous churches. They currently pastor in Salem, Oregon while desire to see more Hispanic Ministries in English speaking churches. — jamcordova1@juno.com José & Ruth Alvarez serve as Church Planters in a Hispanic Ministry at Evergreen Bible Church in Vancouver, Washington. Click on the links below for more information on…

Bridge4Growth

Bridge4Growth – Pastoral Resources Bridge4Growth is a ministry of support and encouragement to our Missionaries on the field and the churches they serve. B4G endeavors to provide opportunities and resources for ministry growth in four areas: Developing Character Qualities for Leadership Enhancing Pastoral Ministry Skills Building Traits for a Healthy Church Mentoring with a Mission A ministry of support and encouragement to…