Bethany Wilderness Ministry exists to facilitate transformational encounters with Christ, community, and creation. We seek to provide a diverse array of trip options from day-hikes, backpacking trips, snowshoe trips, car camping trips, urban hikes, and other outdoor excursions.

Bethany Wilderness Ministry was founded in the summer of 2000 and has successfully facilitated outdoor ministry for over 20 years. Whether you are new to Seattle, new to Bethany, or new to the outdoors, we hope you will join us on one or more of our trips as we look to grow in relationship with Christ and others through the context of creation.

Upcoming Events

Ancient Paths Trips

First trip on June 20 & 21, $30-100, Register

Connect with Christ and engage with your story through the text of creation and the practice of spiritual disciplines on a fully-guided Ancient Paths trip. Join one of our generic trips or select an age or gender-specific trip to connect with others in your demographics. Please note that registration for each trip closes six weeks prior to the first day of the trip (e.g., Registration for the Women's Trip closes May 9, etc.).

  • Women's Trip - June 20-21, $30
  • Generic Trip - June 27-28, $30
  • Post-College/Early Career (Ages 22-35) - July 18-19, $30
  • Generic Trip - July 25-26, $30
  • Men Over 50 - August 14-16, $100
  • Generic Trip - August 22-23, $30

Questions? Contact John Wayne Seitzler.

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Serve as a Wilderness Ministry Leader

The BWM leader position is unique, requiring an ability to lead groups in the outdoors, lead spiritual formation, and volunteer time and energy to serve with behind-the-scenes ministry logistics. It is also rewarding, with a community of leaders who support each other, hike together, and study together as a bi-weekly small group. For more information about what it means to be a volunteer leader, please check our detailed Leader Description. To apply to be a leader, please complete the Leader Application Form and send it in via email.

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