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CONNECT GROUPS AT BETHANY WEST SEATTLE

CONNECT GROUPS

October to June


Connect Groups (often times known as “small groups”) are a great way to build deeper faith and community. We know it’s difficult to develop close friendships just by showing up on Sundays so we hope and encourage everybody to join a Connect Group in order to have space to navigate life, build strong and lasting friendships, and to grow in faith.

Want to lead a Group?

Connect Group sign-ups will begin October 3rd and Groups will start meeting the week of October 9th. Connect groups meet every week or every other week (depending on the group) and all groups will finish in the middle of June with natural "holidays breaks”, typically in conjunction with the local schools. 

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MENTORSHIP

At Bethany West Seattle we believe life is better lived together and shared with one another, and mentoring allows people to learn from one another and to grow together. We believe in being an intergenerational church and value pouring into each generation. Whether you're looking for a mentor or to be a mentor, we can help get you connected to live more fully into where God is calling you. Sign up today and we'll get you plugged in.

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Group Finder

NameDescriptionScheduleCampusChildcareRegister
30s/40s Summer GroupThis group will meet beginning in late June on the 4th Sunday of every month for a time of fellowship and fun for ages 30-49. Green LakeNo childcare
40s/50s Summer GroupThis group will meet beginning in late June for a time of fellowship and fun for ages 40-59 Green LakeNo childcare
50+ Summer GroupThis group will meet beginning in late June for a time of fellowship and fun for ages 50+  No childcare
Apologia: Building an Evidential Faith FoundationIs there evidence for my faith? Why does God allow suffering and injustice? Is there such a thing as Truth? Join us as we explore big questions about Christianity and help equip you to meet challenges with Biblical confidence. Starts in March. Led by Ramona Wijayratne and Rod StilingTuesday at 7:00 PMNorthNo childcare
Ballard YouthAll Middle + High School Students, join us on Wednesday nights at 7pm for Ballard Youth as we meet to hang out, play some crazy games, worship together, be a part of a small group, and grow deeper with God. Parents: pickup time is 9pmWednesday at 7:00 PMBallardNo childcare
Ballard: Sabbatini GroupWe are a family group with children ranging from preschool to 4th grade. We share food together and then the kids watch a movie in another room while the adults talk about the sermon, share prayer requests and pray together. Sometimes the littlest kids will stay with their parent or play something separate from the larger group of kids. Right now we are meeting 4-6pm on Sundays, excluding the 3rd Sunday of the month, which we take off.Sunday at 4:00 PMGreen LakeChildren welcome
Ballard: Sermon Discussion and PrayerThis group meets every Sunday to discuss the sermon and pray.Sunday at 11:30 AMGreen LakeNo childcare
Basketball GroupBreak out your dribbling skills and come out for a couple of hours of basketball and fellowship across the street from where we worship. Donations are welcomed to help with court costs. See you there! Led by Joe Dalan.Thursday at 7:00 PMNorthNo childcare
Beach Volleyball Summer GroupWhether you're an experienced player or want to learn the basics, join us in enjoying the nice weather, learning something new, and getting to know others. We will meet on Wednesday evenings at Golden Gardens. No need to bring anything; just show up. Green LakeNo childcare
Board Game NightsBuilding community by playing board games through the winter, with conversation about the sermon series, prayer requests and life sharing between debates about rules and unsolicited strategic advice. Depending on participation, we may run multiple games. Will be a mix of party games (e.g. Codenames, Bang!, etc.), card games (e.g. Munchkin, Fluxx, etc.), and strategy games (e.g. Scythe, Terraforming Mars, Catan, etc.). Meeting dates in 2024 (Q1) are: 26 Jan, 9 Feb, 23 Feb, 8 Mar, 22 Mar. Dates for Q2 will be added later. Led by Zach Bloomfield and Kelsea Ballantyne.Every 2 weeks: Fridays at 8:00 PMNorthNo childcare
Bowen/Enders Small GroupThis family friendly group is hosted by the Bowen and Enders families. We will meet two Saturdays of the month from 11am-1pm at the Bowen house. We will start with a potluck lunch followed by a lectio divina worship format focusing on the prior Sunday lesson.<ul class='list-unstyled'> <li>3/30/2024 11:00 AM</li> <li>4/13/2024 11:00 AM</li> <li>4/27/2024 11:00 AM</li> <li>5/11/2024 11:00 AM</li> <li>5/18/2024 11:00 AM</li> <li>6/15/2024 11:00 AM</li> <li>6/22/2024 11:00 AM</li> </ul>NortheastChildren welcome
Broadview: Battoe/Shullaw GroupThis group will meet on Tuesdays at 7pm to discuss the sermon. Group is set to start February 20Tuesday at 7:00 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Climbing GroupThe Seppi’s and Santiago’s are hosting a climbing group for youth and adults at Uplift Climbing! We’ll meet in the upper seating area of the gym to begin and then spend the evening climbing and growing in fellowship with each other. All levels welcome! Gym day pass: $17 (youth/student), $23 (adult). Led by Nathan Seppi & Alberto SantiagoThe 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PMNorthNo childcare
Columbia City (South Seattle): Rosenblad GroupThis group will meet weekly in South Seattle to discuss the sermon.Tuesday at 7:00 PMGreen LakeChildren welcome
Connect BrunchAnyone is welcome - time to fellowship and meet new people. Come each time or just when you can. Led by Kari Potter.The 1st Sunday of every month at 11:15 AMNorthNo childcare
Deaf Community GroupJoin us for a monthly opportunity to join in community with other Deaf and Hard of Hearing folks! We will meet on the third Friday of each month.The 3rd Friday of every month at 7:00 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Family Connect GroupEvery week | In-Person | Tukwila | Led by Nicki and Avery, this family friendly group will meet on Thursday eveningsThursday at 5:30 PMWest SeattleChildren welcome
Fellowship & ConnectionWe are empty nesters with children in their 20’s. We think it will be fun to choose a book together and talk about it just a couple chapters at a time. Focus of the group is growing our faith and meeting people! Led by Gary & Laurel ShaneThe 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 PMNorthNo childcare
Greenwood: John-Harjo GroupLed by Anil & Laura John as facilitators and Meghan & Kurt Harjo as hosts, this Greenwood group alternates a men's and women's study on Thursdays with a monthly Sunday evening family potluck dinner.Thursday at 7:30 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Guys on TapGuys on Tap is a chance for men from Bethany Ballard to get together at a local brewery, sample taps, and relax. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday at Reubens Tap RoomTuesday at 7:00 PMBallardNo childcare
High School ParentsWe are a group of parents of high schoolers who gather one Sunday per month. We look forward to meeting with you. Led by the Hoffs, Lees, Lins, and Mitchells. NorthNo childcare
INDY 55+ GroupJoin us for fellowship as well as for occasional activities, outings, and adventures beyond these times.The 4th Sunday of every month at 11:00 AMNorthNo childcare
Issaquah: Claus GroupThis group will meet weekly in Issaquah to discuss the sermon.Monday at 6:00 PMGreen LakeChildren welcome
Ladies Bible Discussion and Prayer GroupHope to follow along with the church bible reading plan? Meet with us to share what you’re reading (or hear what you have missed), fellowship with other ladies, and pray for one another. Led by Kari Potter.The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:45 PMNorthNo childcare
Maple Leaf: Dreon-Alcock GroupLed by Nate Dreon and Jeff Alcock, this Maple Leaf group meets weekly on Monday's to discuss the week's sermon.Monday at 6:30 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Men's Bible StudyJoin with other Men at Bethany Northeast for a weekly time of reflecting on Scripture, prayer, and community.Tuesday at 7:30 PMNortheastNo childcare
Men's Group - The Invitation: Living in to DiscipleshipThis men's group looks to explore the walk of discipleship by investigating the gospels and the journey of Jesus in regard to ministry and leadership. We will be building relationships by reading Scripture together and supporting each other in our own walks of discipleship. Led by Tyler Hanson.Wednesday at 8:00 PMNorthNo childcare
Mill Creek: Collins GroupThis intergenerational group meets on Tuesday three times per month using a hybrid, 3 weeks on / 1 week off schedule. The first meeting of each month is at Collins' home in Mill Creek. The second meeting of each month is on line. The third meeting each month is at the Herzer's home in Edmonds. We just finished studying 1 Corinthians. We are now following the advent Messiah - Rooted scripture reading and discussing the sermon with guided questions provided by the pastoral staff. New members are welcomed!Tuesday at 7:00 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Ministry of Racial Justice & Reconciliation GroupSign up to express your interest as we discern a time to gather for aim to grow, ask questions, and discern next steps together. West SeattleNo childcare
Newlywed GroupJoin others in their first year of marriage in a small group and explore the mystery of two being one together as led by an experienced mentoring couple. Questions or want to sign up? These groups form every 3-4 months as mentors and couples are ready.MondayGreen LakeNo childcare
NSQ (No Stupid Questions)Drop in for as long as you’d like to share life and discuss questions of faith and practice. Led by Reggie & Rachel CornsSunday at 5:30 PMNorthNo childcare
Online: Men of the Word GroupLed by Scott Tinker and Andrew Hou, this men's only group meets online on Tuesday mornings to discuss and study weekly Bible readings, while supporting each other in prayer and community.Tuesday at 6:30 AMGreen LakeNo childcare
Parent GroupLooking to connect with other parents? Seeking fellowship and spiritual encouragement? Join us once a month for a simple study on the book of John and to support one another through prayer.The 3rd Sunday of every month at 4:00 PMBallardChildcare provided
Pickleball GroupPickleball is fun and great exercise! Let’s connect and play, after church and in the neighborhoods. Beginners welcome! Led by Dusty BrannanThe 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at 11:00 AMNorthNo childcare
Post College/Early Career Summer GroupThis group will meet beginning in late June for a time of fellowship and fun for ages 22-35.ThursdayGreen LakeNo childcare
Prayer Group for North LeadershipPrayer gathering for the leadership and programs at Bethany North. Open to all interested in joining monthly to provide prayer support specifically for Bethany North. Led by Christy & John Juhl and Abby Khalilian. NorthNo childcare
Purpose Driven Life GroupThis group will gather every other Monday to go through The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren, starting Sept 26 @ Kathy Thompson’s house.Monday at 7:00 PMBallardNo childcare
Romans Study GroupLooking to dive deeper into one of the richest books in the Bible? The Romans Study Group meets twice a month, every other Thursday starting October 5th, at The Bethany Ballard Blue House. It's an in-depth study and discussion of the book of Romans.Every 2 weeks: Thursdays at 7:00 PMBallardNo childcare
Rooted Bible StudyLed by Yuhan and Layying Hou and Norm & Julie Johnson this Mulkiteo-based group will meet weekly for Bible study, following the Rooted Series readings.Thursday at 7:00 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Shoreline: Lindskog GroupLed by David and Jenna Lindskog, this Shoreline group will meet every other Tuesday to discuss the week's sermon.Tuesday at 7:00 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Summer 2024 Pickleball GroupJoin us on the pickleball court to build friendships and serve up some fun. All skill levels are welcome for this easy-to-learn recreational sport! If you are an intermediate/advanced player, please come with a desire to build community and help others learn the sport. No equipment necessary! There is a one-time fee of $10 to help cover the cost of court rental. Not suitable for kids. We'll meet every other Wednesday evening this summer. Green LakeNo childcare
Sunset Hill GroupIf you live in the Sunset Hill neighborhood consider joining our small group and connect with others in your community! We meet Thursdays at 7pm.Thursday at 7:00 PMBallardNo childcare
Telling Your Story GroupThis is a group hosted by Beth Roadarmel and Kelly Adams for those who are interested in sharing their story and how it has impacted their faith journey. We will be especially focusing on how cultural experience have impacted us and how the church can enter into our experience. This group will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm.Wednesday at 7:00 PMNortheastNo childcare
Unmarried Hybrid GroupJoin us in this dedicated space for unmarried adults 20-55+ who are looking for encouragement, fun, fellowship, and discussion in the Greater Seattle area regardless of their connection to Bethany West Seattle. This is a chill group for chill people. We rotate our meetings between Zoom and Renton from week-to-week. Also? We're disability friendly. Check us out at our thread on the Bethany WS Discord. Our first meeting is October 18th. Led by Rachel Robins.Wednesday at 7:00 PMWest SeattleNo childcare
Water to Wine (North Green Lake)Led by Ryan Mayfield and Daniel & Michelle Reynolds, this group meets weekly and alternates between book & topical studies.Tuesday at 7:00 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Women's Talk & Walk GroupThis women's fellowship group will gather on the 3rd Sunday of each month for discussion, sharing, and prayer, followed by a walk around Green Lake. Meets in chapel at 9:30 AM and returns by 11 AM.The 3rd Sunday of every month at 9:30 AMGreen LakeNo childcare