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October to June

Connect Groups (often times known as “small groups”) are a great way to build deeper faith and community. We know it’s difficult to develop close friendships just by showing up on Sundays so we hope and encourage everybody to join a Connect Group in order to have space to navigate life, build strong and lasting friendships, and to grow in faith.

During the summer (June-Aug), we take a break. This gives group leaders a chance to rest! We also know that people are busy, they go on vacations, and/or want to enjoy Seattle summers in other ways. 

So instead, we have Monthly Summer Activities so we can continue building friendships and connect as a church! 

Monthly Activities:
  • May: Our first activity will be on May 23rd at 1pm. We will be doing a family friendly hike Rattlesnake Ledge. If you plan on joining, please register here!
  • June: More info coming soon!
  • July: More info coming soon!
  • August: More info coming soon!


June—August, 2021

In addition to joining our monthly activities, we encourage you to join a Summer 'Connect 4’ Group. You will be added to a group of 4’ish to begin an intentional text messaging thread. We will provide weekly prompts to initiate the conversations but our ultimate goal is for your group to organically dive deeper in friendship, in prayer, and accountability.

If you have any questions regarding our connect groups, please email 

Connect 4 FAQs


  • Sign up now by registering below under “Summer Connect 4”

  • Groups will begin the week of June 13th and end September 5th

  • Become a facilitator! All this means is you’ll get the ball rolling on the text messages and make encourage discussion 

Scroll down to be added to a Connect 4 Group, located in the Groups section!

Group Finder

"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 next Gathering is June 22 at 7pm. Sign up and learn where our next Gathering will be!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: MRJR Film & Discussion NightJoin the Ballard MRJR team for a screening and discussion of the 2021 film Minari. The film follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Dinner is included.Once at 8/12/2021 7:00 PMBallardNo childcare
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! We have events coming your way July 15 & 31, August 14 & 28, and September 16 & 25. Sign up to receive more info. 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, July 22, August 19. Bring your own beverage and chair!Thursday at 6:30 PMBallardNo childcare
Summer Gatherings: Youth HangoutsYouth will get the chance this summer to hang out with their friends through Ballard’s Summer Gathering Youth hangouts. We’ll be hanging on the Homestead lawn July 1, heading to Golden Gardens July 15th for a bonfire on the beach, playing lawn games on August 12 back at the Ballard Homestead, and ending the summer with a bowling night the 25th.Thursday at 6:00 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