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. 

Our Spring 2021 Discipleship Semester Ended on Wed. May 12th

Our FALL Semester will begin in August. Date TBA

  • Saints and scoundrels in the story of Jesus

    by nancy guthrie (Ladies only)

    The story of Jesus in the Gospels includes all kinds of interesting people—some who claimed to be saints but proved to be scoundrels, as well as scoundrels who were transformed into saints. 

    Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus provides a fresh look into what shaped and motivated people such as John the Baptist, Peter, the Pharisees, Zacchaeus, Judas, Caiaphas, Barabbas, Stephen, and Paul. Each of their stories help us to see the generous grace of Jesus toward the worst of sinners more clearly. Guthrie explores the desires, motivations, flaws, and limitations of "The Rock," "The Hypocrites," "The Opportunist," "The Criminals," and others

    One reader said, “If you have ever felt that the Bible belongs to another world, you must read this book. Nancy Guthrie’s compelling cameos will draw you into the lives of people whose interactions with Jesus are surprisingly like our own. These characters will speak directly to the realities of your life, giving you a fresh glimpse of all that can be yours in Jesus Christ. Get ready to see yourself in the scoundrels and, by God’s grace, become more like the saints.”


    Facilitated by: Jenae Wiese

  • The Heart of the problem

    by dr. henry brandt/dr. kerry skinner

    Isn't it time to believe God, and to believe His Word is TRUE! This book is a guide to victory over life-dominating sin, based on two biblical principles remarkable in their simplicity: 1) There is no human remedy for sin. 2) The only cure for sin is in Christ. The heart of the problem is the problem of the heart. We will deal with subjects like: Why are so many Christians unhappy? Is peace possible? Does my past define me? How can I forgive?...and much more.

    We have too much of the world’s counsel and reasoning as a substitute for God’s counsel and truth. This study might be one of the most transformative studies you will ever take. This will be an adventure through the application of God’s Word. Practical help to show you how to live in the freedom that only Christ Himself came to give. It will also equip you to counsel others in their personal battle against sin.


    Facilitated by: Pastor Gordon

  • A hunger for god

    by john piper (First 8 weeks)

    Is your soul so stuffed with worldly desires that you have little room left for God? Piper invites you to turn from materialism and sharpen your appetite for God through prayer and fasting. His exploration of fasting will help you understand how this ancient biblical practice can nourish your spiritual life and satisfy your longings.                                                       

    Facilitated by: Terry Wiese / Pastor Tim

  • The Case for a creator

    by lee strobel (second 8 weeks)

    "My road to atheism was paved by science...but, ironically, so was my later journey to God." - Lee Strobel. But today science is pointing in a different direction. In recent years, a diverse and impressive body of research has increasingly supported the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed. At the same time, Darwinism has faltered in the face of concrete facts and hard reason. Has science discovered God? At the very least, it's giving faith an immense boost as new findings emerge about the incredible complexity of our universe. Join Strobel as he reexamines the theories that once led him away from God. Through his compelling and highly readable account, you'll encounter the mind-stretching discoveries from cosmology, cellular biology, DNA research, astronomy, physics, and human consciousness that present astonishing evidence in The Case for a Creator.


    Facilitated by: Pastor Tim

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