Wilderness

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Bethany Wilderness Ministry is an outdoor adventure program that seeks to build community and foster belief, growth, and maturity in Jesus Christ. We provide challenging small-group wilderness adventures—facilitated by trained and qualified volunteers—where God’s Word can be heard, experienced, and integrated into our daily lives.

We strive to integrate the truths of Christianity with our real-life experiences and to reveal to us the issues in our own lives that must be addressed if we are to experience the complete life that Christ envisions for us. We do this by providing challenging, small group, wilderness adventures, facilitated by trained and qualified staff, through which God’s Word can be heard, experienced, and integrated into one’s daily life.

Wilderness Ministry trips are a great way to meet new people and enjoy the natural beauty of God's creation together, and we hope you'll join us on our next adventure.


Current Trips

Oyster Dome Day Hike

Saturday, January 25, $7, Register by January 22
Difficulty: Moderate (3.6 miles roundtrip, gain of 1050 feet)
Join us on this beautiful lowlands hike near Bellingham, Washington with great views of Samish Bay, Orcas Island, and the Olympics, plus a scenic drive up Chucknut Drive. This is a Washington winter hike and as long as conditions are not hazardous we will go rain or shine. 

Skyline Lake Snowshoe

Saturday, February 1, Central Cascades-Stevens Pass, $10, Register by January 29
Difficulty: Moderate (3 miles roundtrip, gain of 1100 feet)

Starting at Stevens Pass Resort and heading north to Skyline Lake, join us for a day of snowshoeing and (weather-permitting) wonderful views! It'll be a great day to get out in the mountains and enjoy the snow.

Intro to Cross Country Skiing

Sunday, February 2, I-90 Corridor, $40, Register by January 30
Difficulty: Moderate

Curious about cross country skiing? We will get comfortable on skis, learn the classic stride, and practice ascending and descending hills on the groomed trails at Snoqualmie's Nordic Center. Distance of ski will depend on capabilities within the group. Enjoy six hours of aerobic activity with a break for lunch. Total cost includes sign-up, rentals, and transportation/permits.

Wallace Falls Day Hike

Saturday, February 8, Central Cascades - Stevens Pass, $7, Register by February 5
Difficulty: Difficult (5.6 miles roundtrip, gain of 1300 feet)

Join us on this trail located near Gold Bar, Washington. This hike include three waterfalls as we wind our way along the Wallace River, rain or shine! Fine out more information about the trail here.

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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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