Outreach is a vital part of Bethany’s DNA. We count it a privilege to participate in God’s mission of reconciliation and justice here in Seattle and around the world. We believe proximity matters. As Dominique Davis, CEO of local organization Community Passageways says, “those closest to the problem can solve the problem” and we week to support leaders and ministries in indigenous contexts as well as get proximate ourselves at our partners’ invitation and request. Our Global/Regional Outreach and Local Outreach teams meet regularly to pray for and support our partners and each ministry partner is supported by a PACT team who commit to praying, advocating, communicating, and traveling to our partners both near and far. If you’d like to learn more about ways to walk with our partners, click here to learn more about PACT teams and how you can get involved or contact Marisa Gronholz, the Director for Formation and Outreach, Marie Fritzberg, the Elder for Local Outreach, or Carrie Ngongo, the Elder for Global and Regional Outreach.
Bethany’s Local Outreach Team supports numerous ministries in the Seattle region. The ones listed here are currently part of our annual budget, but we have also used contingency funding to support and learn from other organizations in the Seattle area who work for justice and reconciliation such as Community Passageways, Sports in Schools, REST, EarthMinistry, and more. For more information about any of these organizations, or to inquire about how to get involved, contact our Director of Formation and Outreach, Marisa Gronholz or Marie Fritzberg, the Elder for Local Outreach
Our Global and Regional Outreach Team supports our ministry partners who are 90 miles or more from the Seattle area. Bethany has had the privilege of developing deep relationships with communities in all over the world—Yakima, WA, Mississippi, Honduras, Kenya, China, and Indonesia, just to name a few. We want to continue to prioritize organizations that support indigenous leaders and churches. The organizations and individuals listed here are currently part of our annual budget, but we have used contingency funding to support and learn from organizations working for justice and reconciliation outside of the Seattle area, such as The Witness Foundation, The John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation, No White Saviors and more. Due to safety concerns not all of our partners can be listed. For more information about any of these partners, or to get more involved, contact our Director of Formation and Outreach, Marisa Gronholz, link to e-mail or Carrie Ngongo, the Elder for Global and Regional Outreach
Bethany makes it a point to use a portion of our budget to financially support ministries that are serving as the hands and feet of Christ in the world.
Short Term Mission Trips
Sometimes partners request a group come on a short-term trip to deepen relationships, learn from our partners, and help with specific projects. Groups from Bethany have spent time as far away as Honduras and Kenya, a little closer to home at Esperanza off of the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia (see video). Our youth group have learned from John Perkins in Mississippi and helped with projects at the Perkins Foundation and most recently spent time in New Orleans with RHINO (Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans) and LJRN (Louisiana Just Recovery Network).
Outreach Ministry Leaders
We would love to connect with you, please reach out to any of our staff or elders.