Serving Leaders
to Expand
God’s Kingdom

The Harvest is Plentiful


of pastors say they would leave the ministry if they had another way to make a living.


Eight out of ten churches (80%) in America are in decline or are plateauing.


of the world's population has never had the opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus.

How Can We Serve You to Expand God’s Kingdom?

Encouraging Pastors

We’re not meant to do ministry alone! We offer mentorship to encourage leaders in pursuit of intimacy with Jesus, imitation of Christ-likeness & intentionality in Kingdom ministry.

Training Disciples

Every Jesus-follower is called to become a reproducing disciple-maker. We offer biblical training & ministry events to cultivate a disciple-making community culture.

Planting Churches

There is power when God’s people come together in partnership! We seek to create Kingdom collaboration to assess, train & coach church planters through a variety of models.

Hello and welcome to Expand!

My name is Sean Thomé and I’m the Executive Director. Thanks for taking time to check out our website and explore how God is at work in the Northwest and beyond.

Expand desires to partner with kingdom workers to reach as many people as possible for King Jesus and connect them with local churches. Our hope and prayer is that we can have a small part in exalting Jesus and expanding God’s kingdom by encouraging pastors, training disciples and planting new churches.

If there is any way we can encourage or equip you in the ministry God has entrusted to you, please don’t hesitate to reach out and connect with us!

Our Church Plants

What Church Planters are Saying

“It doesn’t matter how great your church planting methodology is if the people behind that approach are not passionate, patient, and most importantly, prayerful. We’ve gotten all three in Expand NW. I have watched with awe and gratitude towards God as the leaders we’ve come to love at Expand NW love Jesus and people passionately. I’ve watched as they’ve prayed for me deeply, and I’ve benefited from a Godly wisdom born through those prayers. The Gathering doesn’t happen without Expand NW, and I’m closer to Jesus because of the example they’ve set before me.”

Jason Ham
The Gathering, Springfield, MA

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