Welcome to the college ministry at Bethany Community Church, Green Lake! We are so glad you’re looking to get involved. Our hope is that you find a home here at Bethany as you navigate the college years. Wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here!

College Ministry aims to disciple and encourage students as they deepen their relationships with Christ. We see this happening primarily through connections and relationships with other students, as well as with those who are a little further down the road of life. We gather for weekly small groups and monthly events; and students meet quarterly with their non-student host. Whether you’re a freshman just starting classes, a senior getting ready to face your career, or somewhere in between, we’re looking forward to meeting you, having fun, and sharing life together.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or if you’re simply interested in grabbing coffee. Below are a few ways you might consider getting involved this fall.

Upcoming College Events

Fall Retreat

Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4, Camp Casey, $90 for college students, Register

Join us for a weekend of connecting, learning and enjoying God's creation at Camp Casey, just a couple hours north of Seattle. The weekend will include four sessions of worship and teaching on the topic of calling by our Senior Pastor, Richard Dahlstrom. Each session will be followed by a small group time, where you will have the chance to process the teaching in a more intimate setting. The weekend will also include community building, bonfires and time in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Whether you're new to Bethany or you have been attending for years, we hope you will consider joining! We will be organizing carpools up to Camp Casey. There is a question on the registration form to indicate if you would like to participate in the carpool.

Interested in a scholarship? Apply here.

Eat, SING, and Be Merry (College Pre-SING Dinner)

Friday, November 9, 7pm, CLC Great Room, SING starts at 8pm

Share a meal with other college-aged students, get a preview of the night's topic, and engage in community before heading off to Bethany's worship night, SING. Shuttles available. SPU Shuttle will pick up at Hill Hall at 6:40pm. Rides from UW available ahead of time with an RSVP to Abby Odio.

Bethany Shuttle

We offer a regular shuttle to Sunday services from SPU and UW during the academic school year, from the end of September to the beginning of June. Shuttles begin from SPU on Sunday, September 23, and from UW on Sunday, September 30. Visit the Sunday Services page to learn more. Shuttles unavailable during the summer.

Seattle Pacific University & University of Washington

  • Shuttles available only for the academic school year, from the end of September to the beginning of June
  • SPU for Green Lake Services: Picks up at Hill Hall at 9am, 10:30am, and 5:40pm
  • UW for Green Lake Services: Picks up at Burke Turnaround at 9am, 10:30am, and 5:30pm,* McMahon Hall at 9:05am, 10:35am, and 5:35pm,* and Schmitz Hall on Campus Parkway at 9:10am, 10:40am, and 5:40pm.*
    *RSVP is only needed for the UW evening shuttle.

RSVP by Email

College Small Groups

Small groups are the lifeblood of Bethany Green Lake’s college ministry. Led by nonstudents who are a little further down the road of life, these weekly groups are a place for you to be known, meet others, study the Word, pray for one another, and laugh your heart out. Groups typically meet near campuses, and all have rides available. Use the links below to register, and we will contact you about your placement.

Register for a Women's Group   Register for a Men's Group