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!

6 Week Lenten Studies Begin in February

Join us for any of the following small group experiences this Lent.

Savior, What the Bible Says About the Cross – a DVD study 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? Why was the cross necessary, and what does it mean for us today? DeVega’s study guides us through Biblical images that help us understand the meaning of Jesus’ death & resurrection and the mystery of salvation.

Thursdays at 9am with Rev Mollie begins Feb. 18. Email the office for the Zoom link.

Seven Words, Listening to Christ from the Cross – a DVD  study by Susan Robb

While many of us naturally wish to avoid the reality of the cross, it’s from the cross that Jesus speaks and shows his deepest love for us. Those who listen to Jesus’ last words from the cross will discover what he most wants them (the world) to hear and will experience an intimate and divine awe only available to those who are willing to draw near his cross.

Mondays at 7pm with Gary & Jayne Linch begins Feb. 22.

Email faithformation@westlakeumc.org for the Zoom link.

Walking in the Wilderness, Seeking God During Lent – Daily Reflections by Beth Richardson

The wilderness was a familiar place for those that follow Jesus. It certainly feels like we are living in a time of wilderness and exile now! With these 40 days of short readings, we will reflect on this unique time in our lives and heed God’s call to examine ourselves and make room for the Holy One. Walking in the Wilderness provides a spiritual feast during this challenging time.  Order your own book online or the church has a limited supply of books for pickup Order here:   


Contact faithformation@westlakeumc.org to join a group:

Sundays at 4pm begins February 21 on Zoom
Tuesdays at 11am begins February 23 via telephone conference call
Wednesdays at 1pm begins February 24 on Zoom
Wednesdays at 7pm begins February 24 on Zoom

FAITHLINKS - Adults Sunday School Class

Faithlinks 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!