Bonners Ferry
Church of the Nazarene
Ministry in and to our community is part of our DNA.  Our deepest desire is to not only build relationships with the people in our community, but to be the embodiment of Christ to everyone we encounter.  Listed below are some of the ways in which we are seeking to make the truth of the kingdom of God a reality in our community.
1.
Hope House
Hope House is a big part of our ministry to the community, and it has been operating out of its current location in Moyie Springs since 2011!! More than just a free clothing closet, Hope House offers essential non-food items like hygiene products, soap, toilet paper, and more.
 
During the Summer months, we offer a free lunch on Tuesdays, along with crafts for the kids.  On the last Sunday of the month, we host a Block Party with free food for the entire community, a bounce house, and periodic appearances by the fire department and EMS (just for fun, not for rendering professional services).

Hope House works collaboratively with our community to serve others.  Our motto reflects our whole approach to ministry: "Simply here to help, no strings attached"
2.
Tiny Seeds Homeschool Co-op
The mission for this ministry is to establish a gathering of homeschool educators and their children for the purpose of enrichment and fellowship, and to be a reflection of Christ to the community.
3.
Financial Peace University
At least once a year, we offer this life-changing class.
Each of the 9 Lessons deals with a different topic that will change the way you think about personal finance. Dave teaches about how to save money, live on a budget, communicate about money, eliminate debt, find bargains, and experience the joy of giving.
4.
Additional Community Outreaches
County Fair- Since 2004 we have provided free face painting and temporary tattoos at the County Fair.  In fact, for many people, we are considered a staple part of the Fair's activities.  This is our best opportunity all year to connect with kids and families that we would otherwise not have any access to.  It is a true joy to see kids' faces light up when they see their face in the mirror.  We even have adults stop by to have their faces decorated.  What a simple, and yet real way to show the love of Christ, by providing something like this at no cost.  Like God's love, there are no strings attached; it is
freely given.
 
Harvest Party- Since 2004, this is our Halloween alternative event.  In addition to TONS of candy, there are games and a chili dinner.  At the end of the evening, Pastor Stan carves a pumpkin in a manner that illustrates the Gospel story.
 
Easter- Since 2004, we have hosted a free community breakfast. 
 
Angel Tree- Since 2010, we have partnered with Angel Tree to provide gifts to children of incarcerated parents.

Block Parties- Since 2010, during the summer months, we have been taking our potlucks out into the community.  At these events, we provide activities for the kids (bounce house, crafts, etc.) and food for everyone.