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 6:00-7:15 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. Starting September 9th
Simply speaking, love changes people. Christians, then, by definition, should exhibit the greatest transformation of all because, rightly understood and cherished, God's love makes them increasingly more like the One who has lavished his love on them.
This truth is meant to tell believers who they are, their purpose and destiny, and how to faithfully persevere in their struggles against all opposition. But sometimes people lose sight of this. Because He Loves Me restores that vision, reminding Christians of their true identity as beloved children of God-adopted by the Father, espoused to the Son, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Facilitated by: Debbie Cooper
Think of the people around you: your family, your co-workers, the checkout person at the store, your neighbors. Is there a single one of them who doesn't need to be following Jesus? Yet like so many Christians, do you feel uneasy about reaching out to people? Perhaps you feel unsure about where to start and what to say?
Six Steps to Talking about Jesus is a study that goes back to square one, and helps you make a start. You will look at: the core motivation for reaching out to others; how to depend on God in prayer; how to invite people to read a book or come to an event; how to tell your own story of what God has done for you in Christ; how to explain the gospel of Jesus in a simple way.
Facilitated by: Pastor Mike
Given the widespread moral relativism in the culture today, it is more important than ever that Christians understand, and are committed to, absolute truth and develop a comprehensive biblical worldview. This study will practically and personally reintroduce you to the truth claims of God. We will be exploring four main categories: truth, man, God, and the social order.
Most importantly, you will learn how to marry your actions to your core beliefs. The ultimate goal is not simply to gain knowledge. It is to "look upon the face of God"--and be transformed in the process.
Facilitated by: Pastor Gordon
Isn’t it true—we really don’t know someone until we understand what makes that person happy? And so it is with God! What does bring delight to the happiest Being in the universe? John Piper writes, that it’s only when we know what makes God glad that we’ll know the greatness of His glory. Therefore, we must comprehend “the pleasures of God.”
Unlike so much of what is written today, this is not a book about us. It is about the One we were made for—God Himself. John Piper reveals the biblical evidence to help us see and savor what the pleasures of God show us about Him. Then we will be able to drink deeply—and satisfyingly—from the only well that offers living water.
What followers of Jesus need now, more than anything else, is to know and love—behold and embrace—the great, glorious, sovereign, happy God of the Bible.
Facilitated by: Pastor Tim