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 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.

  • GOD of creation  (Ladies Only)

    See How God Reveals Himself Through Scripture. It all began with the Word. The opening chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word.

    In this study we will be diving into Genesis 1-11. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.

    Facilitated by: Amanda Osterloh

  • NEHEMIAH   (Men Only)

    A Matt Chandler Study

    This study of the book of Nehemiah centers on the Lord's providential protection of His people and the expected response of obedience and faithfulness in prayer and praise. This series explores the importance of God's Word, the reality of opposition, God's power to restore broken lives and the need for prayer. We invite you to come and gather with other men and explore God’s truth and seek to live it out by faith and obedience.

    Facilitated by: Don Emmack

  • spiritual disciplines for the christian life

    The key verse in this study is 1 Timothy 4:7 which says, “Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness” (NASB). The goal is godliness, but the biblical means to that is to discipline yourself by the power of the Holy Spirit rightly motivated.


    So you read the Bible. That is something you do. That is a spiritual discipline. You meditate on Scripture. Your pray, fast, worship, serve, learn, and so forth. These are activities. Now the goal of practicing any given discipline is not about doing as much as it is about being: being like Jesus, being with Jesus. But the biblical way to grow in being more like Jesus is through the rightly motivated doing of the biblical, spiritual disciplines.

    Facilitated by: Pastor Gordon

  • evangelism

    Before He ascended to the right hand of God, the risen Lord Jesus commissioned and charged His church to make disciples of all nations. But what does this mean? And how do we go about it? Join Pastor Tim for the Spring 2020 discipleship class on evangelism as he discusses the biblical definition and practice of evangelism using three short but excellent books: J.I. Packer's classic Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, Mark Dever's The Gospel and Personal Evangelism and J. Mack Stiles' Evangelism.

    Facilitated by: Pastor Tim