The Greek word teleios means: Mature or full grown, having arrived at an end or objective. In Matthew 5:48 Jesus says: Ye must be teleioi (masculine plural) as your heavenly Father is teleios (masculine singular).


BALANCE: It’s a place to be known. In our culture there are very few places where we feel comfortable talking about what is really going on in the interior of our lives.


PERSPECTIVE: Fellowship, or experiencing life together with other Christian brothers, helps keep a proper perception of our lives. Only in a small group can we experience authenticity, not surface-level chit-chat.


VALUE OF WALKING TOGETHER: It’s important to have a place to bring our faith and doubts, a place to figure out and process life together with other men. Life is meant to be shared.





How do I get involved?

There are two main ways that we help men get involved in a group. We either help you start a group with friends, or we can plug you into an existing group. We currently have over 90 plus groups in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area.

What is the format?

We do our best to model each group after Act 2:42: “They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

Most of our groups last 75 to 90 minutes and meet weekly. Each week we spend the first 30 to 40 minutes reading a chapter of scripture and then discussing it. After that we check in with each guy and he has a chance to share what is going on in his life. We finish each weekly gathering with prayer

What is shared?

We talk about everything from home life to work to recreation and spirituality. Each man is encouraged to share at whatever level he is comfortable with.


Teleios is a ministry founded to help men reach maturity in Christ through building bonds of friendship with other men.

We utilize weekly small group meetings, prayer retreats and service opportunities as vehicles for growth and maturity in Christ.

The groups help men bring greater balance to their lives, positively impacting their relationship with Jesus Christ, their family, career, workplace and community.

Teleios was incorporated in 1980 and was a natural culmination of Connie’s work at Fuller, his many years with Young Life, and his ability to establish rapport with men. The Name “Teleios” is a Greek word which means “adult, full grown or mature.” 

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Join us for our annual Teleios Celebration Dinner Thursday, Sept 21st 7:00-9:00 PM University Presbyterian Church.

We’ll enjoy a delicious catered BBQ dinner and hear from two speakers this year: Roger and Jeff Pinneo, father and son. Roger is in the very first Teleios group that has been meeting for 47 years and Jeff has been in his group the past 15 years. Both men will reflect on how they have deepened their faith in Christ through relationships with the men in their groups and what it means as father and son to grow together in the love of Christ. Roger has enjoyed serving so many friends through the Insurance and Financial Services industry for 52 years. Jeff has served as president and CEO at Horizon Air and Medical Teams International and is presently serving as a trustee with the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

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Roger and Diana Pinneo w/              Jeff and Janey Pinneo