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Graduating this year from High School, Undergrad, Doctorate, Culinary School, or anything similar? You’ve been working hard and we want to celebrate you. Join us in any of the services on June 5th for some recognition of your monumental achievement. Congratulations, Graduates!

College Small Groups

Our College small groups are currently on break for the summer, but we look forward to reconnecting in the fall.

Join other students in the community of a small group for discipleship, encouragement, and a deeper relationship with Christ.  Led by someone who's navigated the waters of college years, small groups meet weekly and are grouped by year. 


Serve as a College Small Group Leader

Become a part of the College Ministry team! College Ministry aims to disciple and encourage students as they deepen their relationship with Christ. Bethany small groups meet weekly and are led by those who've navigated the waters of the college years and are eager to help students do the same. 

For more information about what it means to be a Small Group Leader, check out our detailed Leader Description.

To apply to be a leader, please complete the Small Group Leader Application Form below!

Welcome to the college ministry at Bethany Community Church, Green Lake! We are so glad you’re looking to get involved. Our hope is that you find a home here at Bethany as you navigate the college years. Wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here!

College Ministry aims to disciple and encourage students as they deepen their relationship with Christ. We see this happening primarily through connections and relationships with other students, as well as with those who are a little further down the road of life. The college ministry gathers weekly in small groups throughout the city, on or near college campuses, led by those who've navigated the waters of the college years and are eager to help you do the same. Whether you’re a freshman just starting classes, a senior getting ready to face your career, or somewhere in between, we’re looking forward to meeting you, having fun, and sharing life together.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or if you’re simply interested in grabbing coffee. Below are a few ways you might consider getting involved this fall.

During this time of social distancing, we would love to stay connected with you. Please connect with us via Instagram or Facebook!

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Upcoming College Events

College Retreat

April 1-3
Use a few days this spring to connect with God and His creation. This short trip will give you a chance to get out of the city, be in the wilderness, and position yourself to hear from God. More details coming soon

Bethany Shuttle

Shuttle service for Seattle Pacific University starting September 19
Bus information for University of Washington

We offer a regular shuttle to Sunday services from SPU during the academic school year, from the end of September to the beginning of June. Visit the Sunday Services page to learn more. 

Seattle Pacific University

  • Shuttles available only for the academic school year, from the end of September to the beginning of June
  • SPU for Green Lake Services: Picks up at Hill Hall at 9am and 10:30am.

University of Washington

  • King County Metro offers bus Route 45 which offers service from University of Washington to East Green Lake Dr N and Wallingford Ave N, less than a quarter-mile from Bethany. 
  • We suggest Stop 9581 at University Way NE and Ne 41st ST (NB).
  • Plan your Sunday route here.

College Small Groups

Small groups are the lifeblood of Bethany Green Lake’s college ministry. Led by nonstudents who are a little further down the road of life, these weekly groups are a place for you to be known, meet others, study the Word, pray for one another, and laugh your heart out. Groups typically meet near campuses, and all have rides available. Registration coming soon. 


Mentoring is a beautiful opportunity to step into our call to be the church: Christ's body (Ephesians 4:11-16). As a church, God has designed our lives to be woven together. Having a mentor to walk alongside us in our faith journey can have an eternal impact whether the relationship carries for a few weeks, months, or continues through years of your college career and beyond!

Finding A Mentor

College is both a wonderful and challenging season as you begin your adult life. As a student, it's likely that you have experienced radical transition and growth and may find yourself wanting the guidance of a mentor who has "gone before."

Most thriving mentor relationships happen naturally and are mentee-driven. This is why Bethany’s approach to starting a mentoring relationship is “Name it, Frame it, Find it, and Follow Through”. Follow this link to be guided through finding a mentor. If you find yourself stuck in the process or have any questions, email Petra Malekzadeh at

Being A Mentor

If you are interested in walking alongside others, sign up to be a mentor! Your story, no matter how small you think it is, is a gift to others. God uses the body of Christ as a walking, talking, testimony to His goodness.

Filling out this Google form will not automatically commit you to a mentoring relationship. You will always be contacted by a staff member before a potential mentee is connected with you.