Discipleship Classes

First Baptist Nixa regularly offers discipleship classes to help our members and guests grow deeper in their faith.  Typically, we offer two eight-week sessions in the fall and two eight-week sessions in the spring.  Discipleship classes run from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.


Below are descriptions of our current studies. These studies will begin on Wednesday, August 22nd.

  • Vine Work: disciples making disciples

    This study is designed to redirect our focus from simply having another bible study to actually prayerfully seeking to make disciples. Jesus said in Mt. 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples… (not just have bible studies). The problem is, most of us do not know where to start or how to go about making a disciple if opportunity presented itself. Vine Work will seek to equip you by first giving you the “why” and then the “how” of truly making disciples. We will  explore many different ways of making disciples. Come and join us as we embark on the incredible journey of helping people take a step toward the right (disciples making disciples) for the glory of Christ and His Kingdom. If you are a leader in our church or have been a believer and have attended a number of various bible studies but still wonder what it means to be a disciple-maker, this equipping study is for you.


    Facilitated by: Pastor Gordon

  • Arise my soul, and pray: Psalm 119  (ladies only)

    Psalm 119 is a well-known chapter in Scripture. We learn early on it is the longest chapter in the Bible and its theme is the Word of God. Some may know that in the original language of Hebrew it was written as an acrostic poem, but a careful study of this famous chapter reveals something that may not be as well known: Psalm 119 is a prayer. It is the prayer of a believer who delights in the Word and longs to align his life with its truths so that he may stand blameless before the God he loves. We invite you to come and join with other ladies to discover what the Psalmist knew to be true. Come and find that when we join the sweetness of the Word of God with the kind of prayer that reveals our dependence on God to appropriate His truths to our walk with Him, what results is a beautiful understanding of God’s design for our life. 


    Facilitated by: Debbie Cooper

  • The Holiness of god (7 weeks)  - Part 1

    R. C. Sproul was once asked, "What's the most important thing you can teach non-Christians that they don't know?" "That's easy," he replied. "They don't know who God is. They know that God is, but they don't know who He is. His nature and character have been completely obscured and eclipsed in our day." Sproul was then asked, "What's the most important thing the church doesn't know that they need to know?" Sproul said, "That's easy, too. They don't know who God is."


    Facilitated by: Rance Recla  /Matt Magoon

  • Expository apologetics (7weeks)  - Part 2

    Have you ever been asked a question about your faith that you were unable to answer? 1 Peter 3:15 tells us to "always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for the hope that is in you." This requires that: (1) you know what you believe; (2) you know why you believe it; (3) you be able to communicate that belief effectively and lovingly from the Scriptures.  


    Facilitated by: Rance Recla / Matt Magoon