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Gatherings 

Every church has its own unique term for small groups. At Bethany Ballard, they're known as Gatherings. Gatherings are where we connect and grow as we follow Jesus. They are places of love and belonging. They are where we learn to embody our faith together.

New gatherings form as needed and can be grouped around stage of life, schedule availability, topic, etc. Typically, gatherings have anywhere from 8 to 12 people.

Have questions? Want to host or join a Gathering? Email Associate Pastor Jen Manglos.

Summer Gatherings

This summer we are offering Summer Gatherings, short-term groups that will run over summer and will offer more activity-based interactions. Groups on the horizon include Gardening, Feasting, Women's Happy Hour, Be a Tourist in Your Town, and a Mom's Walking Group. Look below for a Summer Gathering you would like to be a part of and sign up today!




Group Finder

NameDescriptionScheduleCampusChildcareRegister
"Mathetria" Women's Bible study (zoom)Mathetria is the word for female disciple, a great word that describes our women's Bible study. We spend our time studying scripture and praying together. Join us!Tuesday at 6:30 PMWest SeattleNo childcare
Bellevue: Geiman GroupLed by various group members, we meet every 1st and 3rd Friday to discuss the sermon.Friday at 7:15 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
College Small Groups: SPUCollege Small groups are available by year in school and gender. This group is meant for students attending Seattle Pacific University. Days of gathering vary. Green LakeNo childcare
College Small Groups: UW+College Small groups are available by year in school and gender. This group is meant for students attending UW and surrounding schools such as Seattle U, Bellevue College, North, Central or South Seattle College and more! Days of gathering vary. Green LakeNo childcare
Color of Compromise Group (zoom)A 12-week group that will be reading the book, “Color of Compromise” by Jemar Tisby. A conversation around race and faith.Thursday at 7:30 PMWest SeattleNo childcare
Connect 4A Connect 4 group is for anyone and everyone. If you want to be strengthened with the power of the Holy Spirit, to be rooted and established in love, and to connect with other Christ-followers on a deeper level, a Connect 4 group is for you.Sunday at 9:30 AMWest SeattleNo childcare
Connect Group LeadersAll group leaders at North NorthNo childcare
Downtown: Men of the Word GroupLed by Scott Tinker and Andrew Hou, this men's only group meets early Tuesday morning to fit around what used to be downtown commuter's work days.Tuesday at 6:30 AMGreen LakeNo childcare
Eastside Small GroupA community group for ES attendees to grow together.Monday at 7:00 PMEastsideNo childcare
First FridayEvery first Friday of the month, all 6–12th graders are welcome to join an online youth group.Friday at 7:00 PMNortheastNo childcare
Issaquah: Buffalow GroupLed by Ed and Nancy Buffalow, this Issaquah based group will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings to discuss the week's sermon.Wednesday at 6:30 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Men's Bible Study and CoffeeA mens in depth Bible Study with the goal of helping us get into the routine of reading the Bible daily.Monday at 6:00 AMBallardNo childcare
Middle School Girls Book ClubMeeting once a month on the 2nd Friday. All middle school girls welcome!Friday at 7:00 PMNortheastNo childcare
Monday Men of BethanyCome meet with other men that are looking to grow in their relationship with Christ and build community with other men looking for the same. Whether it is a Bible study, book study, or activity, Monday Men of Bethany looks to meet the needs of men within the Bethany community. *Meeting virtually*Monday at 7:00 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Monica and Will Dove Group (in-person/outdoors)This group is currently studying Philippians together! We meet outdoors and in-person (with masks) weather permitting. **Due to the rise in Covid19 cases and recommendations from the state, our group will be meeting on Zoom until further notice**Tuesday at 6:30 PMWest SeattleNo childcare
Newlywed Mentor CouplesThe couples lead newlywed groups or mentor specific newlywed couples during their first year of marriage. Green LakeNo childcare
North Middle School Events  NorthNo childcare
North Student Ministry Scavenger Hunt  NorthNo childcare
Queen Anne: Hurst-Brown GroupLed by Rich Hurst & Becky Brown this inter-generational group meets weekly on Wednesday's to discuss the week's sermon!Wednesday at 7:00 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Shoreline: Penner GroupLed by Chris and Dave Penner, this Shoreline group will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings to discuss the week's sermon.Tuesday at 6:30 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Shoreline: Sjoquist GroupLed by Laura and Tim Sjoquist, this young marrieds group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings to discuss the week's sermon, connect, and pray for one another.Wednesday at 7:00 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Summer Gathering: Fremont Bible StudyThis is a small group to explore your faith in a fun and welcoming community while studying the Bible together. We meet every other Wednesday at 7pm.Wednesday at 7:00 PMBallardNo childcare
Summer Gathering: Guys on TapGuys on Tap is back, for a monthly hang at a local brewery or the Blue House lawn. Our June 8 meeting will be at the Blue House lawn. Bring your own chair/blanket and drink and food of choice. We’ll have a small selection of drinks and a few pizzas available if you don’t have time to pick something up.Tuesday at 7:00 PMBallardNo childcare
Summer Gathering: Holy StrollersCome join up with fellow moms who want some prayer, some conversation, and some walking!Monday at 8:30 AMBallardChildcare provided
Summer Gathering: The Art of GardeningJoin us Sunday afternoons for lunch and gardening around the Blue House. Learn from master gardener Kim Dixon on how to keep your garden thriving as we work on the gardens at Bethany Ballard. Bring your own lunch, hand tools, and gloves. June 13, July 11, July 25, Aug 8, Aug 25.Sunday at 12:30 PMBallardNo childcare
Summer Gathering: Tourist in Your Own TownPut on your tourist hat and come explore our beautiful city! Keep an eye out for a variety of gatherings in and around Seattle. Our first outing is on Thursday, June 17 to see the Mariner's vs. Tampa Bay; RSVP by June 14 to reserve your ticket. Meet at the Blue House at 6:15pm for the shuttle. BallardNo childcare
Summer Gathering: Women's Happy HourJoin us for our monthly women's happy hour on Thursdays. We'll connect and play some games at venues around Ballard. We will be meeting at the Blue House June 24. Bring your own beverage and chair!Thursday at 6:30 PMBallardNo childcare
Sunday High School Kids ConnectEvery Sunday, high schoolers are welcome to join their friends for community, games, and growing in their faith.Sunday at 9:00 AMNortheastNo childcare
Sunday Middle School Kids ConnectEvery Sunday, middle schoolers are welcome to join their friends for community, games, and growing in their faith.Sunday at 9:00 AMNortheastNo childcare
Sunday Sermon DiscussionWe meet together every Sunday to share a meal and discuss the week's sermon, online!Sunday at 11:00 AMBallardChildren welcome
Tukwila: Correa GroupLed by Jason Correa this Tukwila group meets weekly on Thursday to discuss the week's sermon.Thursday at 7:00 PMGreen LakeNo childcare
Unashamed WomenAn in-person study on Christine Caine's book "Unashamed", meeting bi-weekly on Tuesdays at the Ballard Blue House.Tuesday at 6:30 PMBallardNo childcare