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 you to join a group in your 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.

Open Small Groups

PCEC Women 
 |  Mondays, 7–9pm

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. Contact Teresa Ottenbreit 


PCEC  |  Mondays

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. Contact David Kratsch

|  Thursdays, 7pm

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! Contact Meghan Lyle

Small Group Resources

North PCEC Women
 |  Mondays, 7pm

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! Contact Kim Crossen

PCEC  |  Wednesdays, 7–9pm

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. Contact Karly Murphy or Dale Payne 

PCEC Men  |  Thursdays

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. Contact Jonny Collins

Small group leaders

Madison Valley  |  Sundays, 4:30pm

We are a group of married couples with children ranging from 0–5 years of age. We meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month and dinner is included! We have a babysitter present to watch the kids while we meet ($10 per child). Please contact us for more information. Contact Krista Torseth

Magnolia  |  Tuesdays, 7pm

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


Greenwood  |  Wednesdays, 6:30pm

We are a group of married couples and young families focused on finding time to fellowship with others in order to grow our spiritual lives, marriages, and have a good time. Our small group meets weekly to discuss a topic of mutual interest chosen by our members. We will share a potluck meal together once a quarter. Contact Phillip Baker