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Designing Your Life Workshop

Saturday, January 11, 8am-6pm, & Sunday, January 12, 12:30-5pm, Community Life Center, $399, Contact Megan Dobrasz

Designing Your Life is a a hands-on workshop that helps provide clarity regarding your current experiences, methods for balance and energy, new ways to frame longstanding problems, insights to hone decision making, and three possible future paths (Odyssey Plans) for your life. This methodology was popularized the New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life.

In our workshop we will build and engage a supportive community to:

  • Explore the social narrative & challenge dysfunctional beliefs that get in the way of thriving. 
  • Define what work and life mean to you and how they can be integrated to increase flourishing.
  • Explore your past roles and consider what you need in a role to be challenged and fulfilled.
  • Design the balance and energy you need to fuel your life.
  • Work on the problems you’ve been trying to solve, by reframing them and engaging the community in ideation on your problem.
  • Envision three potential future lives and learn how to prototype the parts of these lives that are most compelling to you.
  • Hone your decision-making process, tuning into the wisdom of multiple ways of knowing.
  • Create an action plan for real change, including post-workshop check-ins
  • Reframe networking and make the connections needed to make progress on your action plan

For more information and to get an overview of the content check out co-author Bill Burnett’s Ted Talk

The Wellness Conference

Saturday, February 29, 9am-4pm, Bethany Community Church Green Lake, $40 general price (scholarships available), $20 student pricing, Registration coming soon

God cares about your whole person—spirit, soul, and body—and we at Bethany do, too. Join us on February 29 for a day of learning, equipment, and discussion within community around issues of anxiety and mental wellness in our workplaces. As over 40 million people in the United States, just under 20%, have an anxiety disorder. If anxiety is not something you deal with daily, chances are high that someone you interact with closely does. 

Throughout the day we will have well-informed speakers, breakout sessions, and space to reflect on what God is doing in and among us regarding mental health, wholeness, and living a full life.

Registration coming soon. Please reach out to Pastor Megan Dobrasz with questions.


The Bethany Fellows Program is a rigorous, fruitful, nine-months of community building and learning (September 2019-May 2020). Applications for 2019 are now closed.

A lot of our lives is spent at work and if you find yourself thinking about what’s next at the company you’re at, changing careers entirely, unhappy where you currently are, trying to find your place in a job you love, or just want to develop spiritually and in your leadership, join us for the Bethany Fellows program, beginning Fall 2019.

Similar to an Executive Leadership program, this heavily theologically-based program is for Christian professionals looking for vocational discernment, who want to embrace how the Gospel can transform their ability to thrive in the workplace and ultimately empower them to flourish in their career aspirations. In the five years we’ve been doing this, we’ve seen the long-term impact on careers and present job satisfaction is significant.

The Bethany Fellows program includes daily devotionals, weekly readings and meetings with a community of Christian professionals, Saturday gatherings, and retreats that are focused on personal reflection and spiritual formation. Our typical class is comprised of people working in a variety of fields, and an ideal candidate demonstrates a commitment to participation, a desire for spiritual growth and an interest in impacting the workplace in the Pacific Northwest.

The all inclusive cost for the nine-month program is $1,800. If you are interested and in need of financial assistance, scholarships are available.

To learn more specific details about the Bethany Fellows program, or to discern whether this is right for you, please email us with any questions or reservations about joining the program. Applications for the 2019-2020 program are now closed.