What are Small Groups?

Small Groups are communities where deep relationships are formed and nurtured around the study of Scripture and care for one another. As we seek to live into the local, relational, and contextual value of the 20.20 Vision, we encourage people to join a group that is in their neighborhood. 

New Small Groups are formed as leaders are equipped to lead them. These groups are typically 8-16 people and commit to meeting together for at least a year. Each has a leader who is a member of the Bethany community and has received training. We post open groups below, and you are invited to email the leader directly if you want more information or would like to join. If you do not find a group that is a fit for you, check back in a month or so. Questions? Contact Amanda Burnett.

Small Group Resources    Small group leaders


Currently Running Small Groups

PCEC Women  |  Mondays 7–9pm
Contact Teresa Ottenbreit

We meet and discuss the week's sermon and how we can apply the message to our lives. We're focused on building a supportive community and on finding ways to serve together. Our time together is usually accompanied by sweets, snacks, and wine.

PCEC  |  Mondays

Contact David Kratsch

Each week, we will  learn about God, pray, eat, and laugh. Our goal is to creatively challenge our faith by caring for one another and our city. We strive to discover the image of Christ and our identity as the body of Christ.

Greenwood | Thursdays 7pm
Contact Meghan Lyle

Our small group meets weekly for fellowship, study and prayer. Our goal is to build community as we learn what it means to love God and serve our neighbors. Study materials are decided collectively by the group. We have tea weekly and meet for a potluck meal quarterly. We look forward to meeting you!

PCEC  |  Wednesdays 7-9pm
Contact Karly Murphy or Dale Payne 

Our small group meets weekly to spend time enjoying community, discussing the sermon, and praying together. Our goal is to grow in our faith in the context of a community centered on loving God and people. Our time together is usually accompanied by snacks and drinks.

North PCEC Women  |  Mondays 7pm

Contact Kim Crossen

Our small group seeks to provide time and space to grow in friendship and faith. We discuss sermon questions, study books, and share prayer requests. We look forward to meeting you!

PCEC Men  |  Thursdays

Contact Jonny Collins

We are a men’s group that meets in houses around the North Seattle area. We generally start off with a brief chat, then wade into our study material. Once we’re done with going through the passage of Scripture we share what’s happening in our lives and some prayer requests.


Queen Anne | Tuesdays 7pm
Contact Lori Maxfield

 We're a group of young married couples in Queen Anne. We meet for Bible study every three out of four weeks and are looking for one to two more couples to join us.   

Shoreline  |  Thursdays

Contact Nancy Repenning

We meet at Cristwood Park to study the Bible and pray. We’re all over 50, but there’s never an end to learning, and lots of advantages to having a lifetime of experiences to call on.

Madison Valley | 2nd and 4th Sundays
Contact Krista Torseth

We are a group of married couples with children ranging from 0-5 years of age. During our meetings we have a babysitter present to watch the kids ($10 per child). We meet two Sundays a month at 4:30pm and dinner is included! Please contact us if you would like more information.

Magnolia | Tuesdays 7pm
Contact Shannon Balcom

We are starting our group up just after the holiday season and are planning a kick off dinner on Tuesday, January 6th. This group is for any married couples.  We will work our way through a book which will be decided upon as a group once we have met.