Local Outreach Partners
Bethany’s Local Outreach Team supports numerous ministries in the Seattle region. The ones listed here are part of our annual budget. Our Local Outreach team meets about 5-6x/year, and we love to have new people join us as we focus on things such as the ministry of reconciliation, reaching out to refugees, connecting with the Seattle Police Department, supporting homeless youth. For more information, contact Charis Hnin, our elder for Local Outreach, or Lynne Faris Blessing, Pastor for Outreach.
Museum Without Walls
Museum Without Walls introduces participants of all ages to historical instances of intolerance and racism through the voices of individuals who experienced these events.
We partner with youth to exit street life. Since our inception in 1978 in downtown Seattle, NH has connected youth experiencing homelessness to resources they need to exit street life through basic resources and positive relationships.
Tierra Nueva (New Earth) seeks to share the good news of God’s freedom in Jesus Christ with people on the margins (immigrant, inmates, ex-offenders, the homeless).
In community with the local Church, World Relief Seattle envisions the most vulnerable people transformed economically, socially, and spiritually.
King County Youth Chaplaincy
KCYC works to encourage youth at the King County Detention Center through weekly chapel services, one-on-one counseling, post-release care and other related services.
Bethany works with Young Life West Seattle. They share the love of Christ with middle and high school students.
Christ’s Gift Academy
Located in the fishing village of Mbita, Kenya, Christ’s Gift Academy was founded in 1997 to provide a quality Christian education to orphans and other needy children of the community.
Agros in Honduras helps families gain access to education, agricultural training, health care and sanitation, clean water, and other resources critical to lifelong health and success.
New Life Literature
New Life helps spread the Gospel in Asia and worldwide through the popular “visual story” literature known as comics and Manga.
Sheep Care Community Centre works to see changed slum communities in Soweto, Nairobi, Kenya by ensuring children are given hope for the future by providing education, food, and other needs.
Members in Mission
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (USA)
Scott Andersen – Rocky Mountain region
Esperanza serves the First Nations people through recovery programs and summer family camps. A team from Bethany goes for one week in August to serve and do maintenance.
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Ryan & Alethia White, Berlin
Mike and Katie Lucero (South Pacific)
The Luceros are called to share God’s love through teaching and serving in the South Pacific.
For the 2017/18 year Mike is Interim Director and teacher at an International School. Katie will be kindergarten teacher, elementary art teacher and continue partnering with the local orphanage and leading art-healing workshops in the community.
Marta Bennett, Nairobi