About NICE

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 by planting other churches.

Planting & Assisting Churches

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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….

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…

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 o…

Statement of Faith

Section 1: ARTICLES OF BIBLICAL FAITH   1.   The Holy Scriptures We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and  life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and…

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…

Staff

Executive Director​ Bob Rodgers (and Katherine) 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 hom…

Leadership

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

Ministry Directors

Executive Director Bob Rodgers (Katherine) Bob and Katherine both grew up in Western Washington. They joined the NICE family in 1982 and Bob has served pastorates in Keyport, WA; Culdesac, ID; and Hailey, ID. In 2002, they returned…

Ministers at Large

Roy Sprague (Elvia) Roy and Elvia are available to serve your church. Roy’s years of experience as an evangelist, pastor, children’s worker, Executive Director, and President of the Board of IFCA International furnish a wealth of experience and insight…

Sprague’s Ministry Opportunities

Evangelistic Ministry Preaching God’s Word to declare the Gospel and draw people to Christ as Savior and Lord. Bible Conferences Preaching God’s Word to instruct, encourage, motivate, and challenge God’s people to Godly living. Such series as these…

Board of Directors

The following are members of the Board. Bryan Austring, Board President/Pastor, Helvetia Community Church, Hillsboro, Oregon Max Snook, Board Vice President/Pastor, St. Helen’s Bible Church, St. Helen’s, Oregon Nate Shinn, Board Secretary/Pastor, A…

Connect with NICE

We would love to hear from you so please use the following information to contact us. God bless! Summary of Pages ▼

Contact Us

Office  ►   253-826-7881, Office@NICEChurchPlanters.org Mailing  ►  PO Box 2225, Sumner, WA  98390 Location  ►   1720 Meridian Ave E, Edgewood, WA  98371          [The NICE office is on the south side of the white chapel building.] Directions ► Google Ma…

Hispanic Ministries

Jesús & Maria Cordova serve with NICE as the Hispanic Field Director having planted numerous churches. They currently pastor in Salem, Oregon while making themselves available to churches interested in Hispanic Ministries in English speaking churches.– jamcordova1@juno.com …

Bridge4Growth

… connecting for biblical character and spiritual health ”until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13 ESV) Purpose B…