What are Gatherings?

Gatherings are where relationships are formed and nurtured; they are where we live out community. 

New gatherings form as needed and typically have anywhere from 8–16 people. To create intentional community, there is some level of commitment involved in each one. Below, you'll see several gatherings that have openings. When you find the one that fits you best, send an email to the leader listed, and you're in!

Questions? Contact Pastor Brad Thayer

Open Gatherings at Bethany Ballard


Ballard  |  Tuesdays  |  7pm

We're a welcoming group of folks in our 20s and 30s seeking to support one another and grow in Christ. We meet weekly for a social time and discussion, with occasional service projects and events thrown in. We are hosted and led by an older couple who have led many groups before. Come check us out! Contact Brendan Dixon.

Magnolia  |  Wednesdays  |  6:30pm

We're studying the book Scary Close; this group is for those interested in looking at life in relationship. We will connect over dinner and discussion."Smart and funny, Donald Miller's quest to abandon performance-based relationships and find real intimacy will help you discover the keys to wholeness, peace, and love." Contact Craig Fitts.

Wallingford  |  Wednesdays  |  7pm

We're a group of married 20-somethings meeting weekly to grow in our faith and friendships; we're currently studying Galatians. We also get together outside of group times to hang out (e.g. BBQs). We'd love to welcome more couples (without children—yet!) to join our group. Contact Megan Whalin.

Ballard  |  Thursdays  |  6:45pm

We meet weekly for light fellowship and some Bible study. We also have typically have dinner nights and other activities monthly. Contact Brendan Dixon.

Ballard  |  Wednesdays  |  7pm

This weekly meeting is for married or dating couples interested in building deeper community within Bethany. Group activities will include Bible studies, book studies, and fellowship dinners as we strive to build deeper Christian community in the city. Contact John Bender.


Queen Anne  |  Thursdays  |  7pm

We are a group of young married couples around Queen Anne and South Lake Union. We have enjoyed studying books of the Bible, doing a video series, and joining in occasional potlucks. If you're looking to grow deeper in your relationships with God and each other, we'd love to hear from you. Contact Lori Maxfield.