Spiritual Growth Ministries

Growing in Faith as We Live Like Jesus


Learn more about Life Groups at Westlake UMC!

Life Groups are a small group of people, 12 or less, that meet consistently for friendship, study, prayer, and service. Westlake UMC has groups that meet at the church, people’s homes or online. Groups are welcoming members every 6 weeks as well as new groups are forming.

Please contact Ellie Peiffer or the church office for more information on which Life Group would be a good fit for you!

Keep the Easter Joy Alive as You Follow the Risen Jesus!

Feed your soul by being in a small group for study, encouragement, prayer & friendship. We want to welcome you to any of the following Spring studies beginning soon online via Zoom. Contact the group facilitator or the office for the Zoom link.

Sunday at 4pm begins April 11– “Savior: What the Bible Says About the Cross” by Magrey DeVega
The cross is the central symbol of the Christian faith. But what exactly did Jesus do to save us from our sins? This 6 week DVD study examines several theories of atonement in an approachable manner. Facilitated by Gretty Myers and Rev. Mollie. gretty.myers@gmail.com

Mondays at 12:30pm begins April 12 – Women’s Life Grou
“Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Teachings of a Controversial Rabbi” by Amy-Jill Levin
This 6 week DVD focuses on parables of Jesus and takes us back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. These moving stories still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. Facilitated by Ellie Peiffer. faithformation@westlakeumc.org

Mondays at 7 pm – Monday Evening Life Group
“The Faith of a Mockingbird” by Matt Rawle
This 4 week study explores the connection between our culture and our faith in God. Facilitated by Gary and Jayne Linch. To sign up, contact the office at westlakeumc@westlakeumc.org

Wed. at 1:00 pm begins April 14 – “Messy People – Life Lessons from Imperfect Biblical Heroes” by  Jennifer Cowart
This 6 week DVD study combines scripture with personal reflection as we look at the lives of biblical heroes and learn to endure in a messy life, thriving with God’s guidance and help. Facilitated by Gretty Myers.  gretty.myers@gmail.com

Thursday at 9am begins April  15 – Pastor’s Bible Study  “Courage – Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith” by Tom Berlin
By examining the life of Christ, we will begin to understand how Jesus places courage in our lives as disciples.  In this 6 week study, we will move the conversation away from anxiety to a brave-lived faith. Group is led by Rev. Mollie Gordon Brown.

FAITH MATTERS - Adults Sunday School Class

Faith Matters examines contemporary issues from a spiritual perspective. The discussion material is right out of today’s news engaging us with the world and challenging us with how to live by faith. This group meets on Sunday Morning at 8:45 a.m. via Zoom. Please contact the office at westlakeumc@westlakeumc.org

Praying together is a powerful way to feel the connection we have through following Jesus together. Set your alarm for 6:10am or 6:10pm and know that others from the community of Westlake UMC are praying with you.

Click Here to download our winter prayer. 

Click here to download our spring prayer

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light” – John 1:5 (CEB)

Watch the Fall 6:10 Video (click here) for a glimpse of our congregation incorporating the Matthew 6:10 Prayer into their daily lives. We invite you to pray with us at 6:10 am or pm or both!