Ministry in the Life of the Church

We are an active congregation with almost 500 members, right in the heart of Seattle. There are a variety of ways we do life together here, many of which are below. If you have questions, contact Linda Cutshall, Director of Congregational Life.


Women’s Ministry

Along with other activities, Bethany hosts two women’s Bible study groups; Tuesdays, 10:00 am and 7:00 pm (childcare at AM). Contact Lynn for more information.


Men’s Ministry

Men gather throughout the year in small groups and for a yearly men’s retreat. Men’s Retreats are a vital and meaningful part of church life.

Contact Keith to get involved.


Soup & Bread

Join us for our monthly congregational meal after second service. Affectionally called Soup and Bread, this is a Bethany tradition reaching back over 20 years.


Senior Ministry

Bethany seniors enjoy matinees at Taproot Theater, occasional lunches, being visited, and serving in the church.  Deacons enjoy helping our older friends with yard or household projects. For more information, contact Mary or Gwen.


Prayer Ministry

The Prayer Team welcomes prayer submissions as well as requests to receive prayer from a member of the Prayer Team following worship. To send in either of these requests, contact Prayer Elder, Mark Cutshall.


Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministry is about Christ caring for people through people. Trained Stephen Ministers offer one-to-one listening care to those in our community who are experiencing such things as loneliness, loss of a loved one, depression, transition, and hard questions. For more information connect with Linda.



The Arts Ministry encourages art in the broadest sense including visual, spoken, theatre and movement. We work with other Bethany ministries such as Worship and Children’s to present the Gospel in ways that touch the soul and bring beauty within our buildings.

To get involved with the arts, contact Sarah Sawers.


Becoming a member is choosing to participate in the Ministry of Membership – exploring ways to serve the mission of the church, becoming more connected in her life, including the importance of worship. Membership supports the Unity of the Church in Jesus Christ, while loving one another across our differences.

Our next “Exploring Membership” Class is March 2, 2019.

Sign up and find more information here


Adult Christian Education

Our Adult Christian Education team wants you to go deeper in your faith and in your walk with Jesus and each other. There are a variety of opportunities to get involved throughout the year. If there is something you would like to see that isn’t offered yet- contact Margie Van Duzer the elder for Adult Christian Education.