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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.

Ancient Paths experiences

Registration is closed for Summer 2021

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 Experience. Join one of our generic experiences or select an age or gender-specific trip to connect with others in your demographics. Registration required two-and-a-half months before your trip date to accommodate pre-trip meetings.

Interested in guiding with Ancient Paths? Reach out to Nick Rubesh for more information.

For more information, please visit the Spirit, Soul, Body website.

Questions? Contact John Wayne Seitzler.

Bethany Wilderness Ministry Upcoming Events

Bethany Cycling Club | Fourth Saturdays March–October

What do bikes, the great PNW, and a heart for refugees have in common? This group! Join other cyclists from Bethany to get outside, build community, and learn about creating a hospitable place for vulnerable immigrants. 

October 23 Ride- Route: Snohomish Centennial TrailMeeting at 9am at Grain Artisan Bakery. This route will be an out and back through the fall colors to finish off the cycling year!

Distance: +/- 30 miles total, out and back. 

Elevation: Minimal elevation. 


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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