Bethany Wilderness Ministry is an outdoor adventure program that seeks to build community and foster belief, growth, and maturity in Jesus Christ. We do this by providing challenging, small group, wilderness adventures—facilitated by trained and qualified staff—through which God’s Word can be heard, experienced, and integrated into our daily lives. Through tailored programs focused on safety, excellence, and having fun, we hope to foster community, discipleship, servant leadership, and character development. It's a great way to meet new people and enjoy the natural beauty of God's creation together, and we hope you'll join us on our next Wilderness Ministry adventure.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Wilderness ministry leaders, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook!

Upcoming Events - Summer 2016

Day Hiike

Olympic Coast 4-day Backpack (Moderate)

Sat, September 3 | Olympic Peninsula | $ 90 | Register Here by August 31

This 3 night, Labor Day weekend backpacking trip along the Olympic Coast will have us traveling to remote reserved coastal campsites. Hiking attractions include Point of Arches, Shi Shi Beach, Cape Alalva, beach fires and (hopefully) killer sunsets.There will be majestic sea stacks, impressive bluffs, and fascinating tidepools. Significant time will be alloted for exploring and slowing down to connect with God in His creation.  Total hiking distance will be about 22 miles round trip and most of that will be on the beach.

Conditions:  We will be hiking over a variety of surfaces from boardwalks to soft sand, with the more difficult being rounded boulders which can be slippery.  There will also be places where we have to scale bluffs with a rope.  With all of this we need to consider that we are also wearing (or at least need to transport) our overnight backpacks.  So high-ankle boots are highly recommended to avoid twisted ankles and gloves are needed for climbing ropes.


NOTE: This trip is full. You are more than welcome to join the waiting list, but we will not be able to open any more slots because we can only have a total of 12 people on this trip. 

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Day Hiike

Spray Park (Mt. Rainier) Day Hike (Difficult)

Sat, September 10 | Mt. Rainier National Park | $ 5 | Register Here by September 7

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Trip Leaders: Jonathan Rivette, Karl Schulze

Trip Contact:,

Transportation: Please bring extra cash for driver's gas 

Departure: Meet at 8:30am in front of Bethany Community Church (Greenlake location). Please plan on this being an all-day event. 

Trip Description: Round trip 8 miles, 1,700 feet elevation gain, difficult switchbacks. The gain up to Spray Park is a good test of your fitness level! The reward on a clear day will be views of Echo Rock, Observation Rock and (most importantly) Mount Rainier. Enjoy streams, high-alpine meadows, Spray Falls, and expansive views of Rainier's northwest slopes. 


Required Gear: 

- Daypack

- Hiking Boots / Athletic Shoes

- Non-cotton clothing layers and socks

- Water resistant warm jacket (you never know)

- Hat and gloves

- Sack lunch, trail snacks, water

- Sun screen, sunglasses

Highly Recommended:

- First aid kit

- Collapsible trekking poles or ski poles

- Camera

- Headlamp or small flashlight

- Spare clothing to change into for the ride home

No Refunds are available for this trip. 

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