Small Groups

COVID-19 Notice: Spring Small groups have been postponed for the mean time. Adjusted timelines will appear here when we have more information. 


Bonners Ferry Adventist Church is passionate about discipling. We want to be a community that demonstrates Jesus’ command to “love one another.” Small groups are our way of implementing a loving community that is growing towards Christ and reaching our community. 

Each small group will have three core emphases: 

  • Fellowship — growing loving relationships and enjoying each other’s presence
  • Spirituality — authentic and intentional spiritual growth and discipleship
  • Mission — using the gifts God has given members of the group to reach the world

We hope that everyone in our church can participate in a small group. If you are not able to participate because of timing, location, or your needs not being represented, please talk to the pastor about your options.

Our Vision for Small Groups

We see a variety of missional small groups meeting in different homes in the community which disciple church members, and attract neighbors into their company, and which are engaging in missionary efforts that are unique to the gifts the Holy Spirit has given their group.


Signup during March, 2020 

Most small groups will begin the week of March 29 and continue for 8-10 weeks. Optimize Your Brain will only be a 6 week series. 


Some groups have limited capacity due to available space. Please sign up early for your preferred group to ensure your spot. 

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to sign up. You may choose to sign up for more than one group (refresh the page and submit a new form for each small group you would like to attend). Please plan on attending all groups that you sign up for. 

After signing up you will receive information specific to your small group such as materials, schedule and directions to the meeting location.

Spring 2020 Small Group Schedule


1 — The Art of Marriage

Tuesdays @ 6 pm | Worf Home

Led by Joelle Worf. God can turn any marriage into a masterpiece. The Art of Marriage small-group series topics include: Love Happens: God's Purpose and Plan; Love Fades: Overcoming Isolation; Love Dances: Fulfilling Our Responsibilities; Love Interrupted: Communication and Conflict; Love Sizzles: Experiencing Real Intimacy; and Love Always: Leaving a Lasting Legacy. Bring a favorite finger food for a light supper. Kids are welcome. 

2 — Focus on Prophecy

Wednesdays @ 6:30 p | Thrift Store

Led by Wayne Garrigan and Octavian Ispirescu. Unlock the mysteries about God and His plan for you and our world, know God better through His messages in the books of Daniel and Revelation, Discover that the Bible accurately predicts the rise and fall of nations, and understand the meaning of the mark of the beast, the antichrist, and the Millennium. 

3 — Salvation in Symbols and Signs

Wednesday @ 6 p | Horrick’s Home

Led by Jeff Pownall. A study developed by James Rafferty to enrich your understanding of the story of Salvation as told through the Sanctuary and prophecy. This study closely follows the books of Daniel and Revelation.

4 — Women’s Bible Study

Thursday @ 1 pm | Harlan Home

Led by Becca Harlan. This group has already begun the “Journey to Joy” Bible study through March and April and will choose a new study for May. 

5 — Women’s Ministries Art Group

Thursday @ 3 pm | Church

Led by Dawn Pownall and Becca Harlan. 1st, 3rd and 4th Thursdays will include a devotional and activities like card making, painting, knitting, soap making and more. 2nd Thursdays will be quilt making for New Beginnings and the Thrift store to help families in need. 

6 — Birds, Bees and Botanicals in the Northwest

Thursdays @ 6 pm | Drechsel Home

Led by Charlie Drechsel. A family-friendly exploration of nature in the northwest with an emphasis on the Creator and Designer of it all. Local bee farmers and bird enthusiasts will contribute for an enjoyable discovery of God’s revelation through nature. 

7 – Discover Bible School

Friday’s at 6:30 pm | Sample’s Home

Led by Jere Fillman. Enjoy good conversation and fellowship as we grade correspondence Bible school lessons, and write letters to Bible students. Fridays expect the 2nd Friday of the month. 

8 — Outdoor Adventure Group

Weekends | Various Locations

Led by Russell and Birgitta Thorman. This group will meet a couple times a month to to exercise faith and muscles in the great north Idaho outdoors. Alternating between adventure hikes and single track mountain biking, this group is recommended for a somewhat experienced hiker/biker. 

9 — Optimize Your Brain (cancelled until further notice)

Sundays @ 5:30 | Thrift Store

Led by Jason Worf. A study series created to maximize intellectual and emotional intelligence. This study will include a video presentation and a discussion. There is a fee for the workbook and Neil Nedley’s book, “The Lost Art of Thinking.”