Discipleship Classes

First Baptist Nixa regularly offers discipleship classes to help our members and guests grow deeper in their faith. Typically, we offer a 12-16 week Fall and Spring session. 

NEW Spring Discipleship Studies

Wednesday, January 24th @ 6:00 pm

  • Spiritual Disciplines

    By Don Whitney

    We aren’t meant to wait for holiness―we’re meant to pursue it. God commands Christians to actively “be holy,” but what does that look like in daily life? Rather than overwhelming legalism or loose boundaries, Don Whitney encourages us to find a practical middle ground through biblical habits.

    Spiritual discipline sounds great in theory but putting it into practice takes time and determination. Whitney's guide reveals the importance of the disciplines; shows how they'll help you grow in godliness; and offers practical suggestions for cultivating them in your daily life.         

    Facilitated by: Pastor Gordon

  • Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols

    by Brad Bigney

    Is it harder for you to change and grow as a Christian than it should be? Do you wonder what is holding you back? Have you ever considered that it might be idolatry?

    Using real-life stories and examples, Brad Bigney's Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols shows us how the idols we might not even recognize can still have devastating effects in our lives. In this transparent, honest book, he helps us to identify our idols, understand how they lead us to commit treason against the gospel--and finally repent of them and root them out forever by turning to the only One who can fill our every need.

    Facilitated by: Jay Swope (elder)

  • 10 Commandments / Two Ways to Live Evangelism

    by Kevin DeYoung / by Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne

    The Ten Commandments were foundational to life in ancient Israel—but are they still relevant to Christians today? If so, which ones, and what do they mean in light of God’s mercy revealed in Jesus? Revealing the timelessness and goodness of knowing, obeying, and delighting in God's laws, Kevin DeYoung delivers critical truth by clarifying what they mean, why we should know them, and how we can apply each one to our lives.

    The strength of Two Ways to Live as a gospel outline is that it explains the gospel of Jesus Christ in the context of the overarching story of the Bible, giving the non-Christian hearer or reader all the presuppositions and assumptions they need to grasp the real significance of Jesus' death and resurrection. In other words, whilst it is a brief and logical presentation, it provides all the foundations a non-Christian needs to know in order to become a Christian.

    Facilitated by: Michael Bradley and Russell Jones (elder)

  • Kingdom Come: An Amillennial Alternative

    by Sam Storms

    The second coming of Christ has always been grounds for sharp disagreement for Christians-even Christians within the same tradition.

    Many hold to premillennialism: that Christ's return will be followed by 1,000 years before the final judgment, a belief popularized in the bestselling Left Behind novels. However, premillennialism is not the only option-or even the best option-for Christians.

    In Kingdom Come: The Amillennial Alternative, Sam Storms provides a biblical rationale for amillennialism; the belief that the 1,000 years in Revelation 20 is symbolic of the reign of Christ and his people throughout the present church age. To this end, Storms evaluates competing views, examines the foundational hermeneutical issues in play, and then thoroughly and exegetically expounds the amillennial view drawing on the entire biblical corpus.

    Facilitated by: Pastor Tim

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