Small Study Group Ministry

Small Study Group Ministry

"A church must grow larger and smaller at the same time. Larger through worship and smaller through small groups." – Rick Warren

Why is a small study group so important?  Throughout the history of the United Methodist Church, small study groups have played a vital role. From the time of Christ to today, these groups have changed countless lives and helped the church to grow.  They have reached thousands with the love of Christ and offered participants 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 study 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 contact 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.

Growing in Faith Study Group

"Growing in Faith" Study Group

The goal of this adult study group is to grow in our relationship with God and our faith in God. This is done through the reading of the Bible and/or study books and group discussions.

Please refer to the current edition of the Westby Witness newsletter to find out more information regarding our current study topic.

"Growing in Faith" Study Group
Second & Fourth Wednesdays of the month
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Westby United Methodist Church


Growing in Faith Study Group

Prayer Groups

Prayer is a powerful tool and resource that God has given us, and He wants and encourages us to pray to Him about anything and everything as stated in Ephesians 6:18: And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. The power of prayer is increased when we prayer together for the same requests.

You are welcome and encouraged to join one of our prayer groups to lift up your voice in prayer to our Lord.

Wednesday Bible Study

Wednesday Adult Bible Study

We invite you to join us as we work our way through the Bible, studying God’s Word and discovering how it applies to our lives today!  Our group meets at Noon every Wednesday at the New Hope UMC.  It is never too late to jump into God’s Word, so come and join us for in-depth study and discussion!

Contact to learn more about our Bible studies!





Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study

Wednesday Afternoon Adult Bible Study

For those who work during the day, a late afternoon/evening Bible Study is preferable.  All are welcome to join our Bible Study on Wednesday afternoons.  Our group meets at 4:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Liberty Pole UMC.  Come right from work and be refreshed by God's Word!

Contact to learn more about our Bible studies!





Thursday Morning Bible Study

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Reading and studying God's Word is an important part of our relationship with God. Sometimes it is easier to study the Bible with others so you can get different insights about what the scriptures mean to others, so please come and join us at Westby UMC for a later in the morning Bible study that meets once a month, on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Our group meets at 11:30 AM at Westby UMC.

Please contact to learn more about this Bible study group or refer to the latest edition of the Westby Witness to find out what book of the Bible is currently being discussed.




Sunday Bible Study

Sunday Adult Bible Study

Discover what God has to say to you during our Sunday Bible Studies!  Bible Study is one of the greatest ways we grow in our discipleship with Christ and in our relationships with one another.  Are you worried you don't know enough of the Bible to participate?  Fear not…whether you’ve never really read the Bible or you’ve been a part of Bible studies for years, spending time studying God’s word can be transformative: increase your knowledge, develop the discipline of a daily or weekly routine, and learn more about God and one another.

The Viroqua UMC offers two Bible Study groups on Sundays.   We invite everyone to join us and be a part of the discussion!

Sunday Adult Bible Studies
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. every Sunday
Viroqua UMC

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month
Home of Kathy Hanson

Contact to learn more about our Bible studies!


Adult Sunday School Class

Adult Sunday School

When you think of Sunday School, visions of little children gathered around a teacher telling Bible stories probably comes to mind.  However, as we grow older our need for learning never stops!  We invite all adults to join us for our Adult Sunday School at the Viroqua UMC.  Class is held every Sunday from 9 to 10 a.m.  Everyone is welcome!