Growing in Christ - Learn & Grow

Growing in Christ as Adults

Growth in Christ does not stop, nor should it slow down, as we transition into mature adults. Indeed, our Christian faith, witness, and service should continue to grow and become more and more a part of who we are as brothers and sisters in Christ. We have several opportunities for adults to grow in their relationship with the Lord and with each other which will help them live out their calling as followers of Jesus.  Just click through the items below to learn more!

You can also find more resources below which will aid you in growing in your relationship with the Lord.  We hope that you will find them useful each and every day!

Interactive Online Bible Study

Life can get busy and often it can be hard to squeeze in time for a traditional Bible study.  However, using the YouVersion Bible App (available on all smart devices), you can be a part of our Bible study where ever you are!  You can also be a part of the study on your home computer by going to Bible.com.  Access the study plan early as you start your day and be a part of the discussion any time you have a spare moment.  It is a great way to remain focused on the Lord throughout the day! 

Be a part of our current Interactive Bible Study by clicking here.

Small Group Ministry

Throughout the history of the church, small groups have played a vital role. From the time of Christ to today, these values have changed countless lives and helped the church to grow and reach thousands while at the same time give the closeness of a well knitted community. This gives the church the ability to grow larger and smaller at the same time!

The Driftless Regional Ministry churches offer small groups that you can be a part of.  Choose one that is right for you!  Look over the list below and then feel free to click on the related church to reach out to us and inquire how you can grow with us.  You can also check out our community calendar for the next meeting of the small group you have in mind and reach out to the contact person listed.

Faith UMC
• Women of Faith - Helps the church support a variety of local and global ministries throughout the year.

Retreat UMC
• Crafters Group - Meets several times throughout the year for days of Christ-centered crafting outreach to the surrounding community and beyond.

Westby UMC
• Sunday Bible Study - Meets every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. prior to the worship service.

Lectio Divinia
"Lectio Divina" is Latin for "divine reading" and is a way of reading the Scriptures that is different than your usual Bible study.  During a Lectio Divina session, participants read the Scriptures while gradually letting go of their own agenda and opening themselves up to what God wants to say to them.  The Westby United Methodist Church offers this study on Wednesday evenings during the Lenten season every year. For more information on Lectio Divina, please email us at westby-umc@driftlessministry.org.
Lay Servant Ministry Courses

Lay Servants Ministries courses teach people how to serve the local church and their communities in a way in which their witness, leadership and service inspires people around them into a deeper commitment to Christ and more effective discipleship. This includes but is not limited to the interpretation of scriptures, doctrine, organization, and ministries of the church.  To find a lay servant ministry course available across Wisconsin, please check out the Wisconsin United Methodist Conference website.