Wayside Chapel Community Church Rosamond, Ca
Ladies Bible Studies - Precept Upon Precept

Precept Bible study taught by Nancy Zimbelman has begun a spiritual journey that has reached in and touched every part of my life. It has been such a blessing to dig in to God’s word and experience Him working in my life. Nancy has faithfully brought this study to us on Thursday mornings.

I have just completed my third precept study called ‘Marriage Without Regret’s.’ This study has personally blessed my marriage and has taught me the roles in marriage that God designed for men and women. Living within these roles has helped me to establish and build a healthy marriage and family life. This study has also affected me with how important the matters of the heart reflect my relationship with God and others.  

In the Precept Bible studies I have learned the method of Inductive Bible Study.  I have learned to slow down and focus on what God’s word is saying.

·         This first step is called Observation.

·         The second step is Interpretation. Not what I think the Bible is saying but really discovering what the text is saying. Sometimes this requires a word study. I have learned how to use tools that help me find a deeper and clearer meaning of a word. One of these tools is the blue letter Bible. This tool helps me discover what the text is saying and makes the true meaning of the text understandable.

·         The third step is application. After I have carefully read and studied God’s word I can then apply this knowledge to my own personal life. 

As a student of the Precept Bible study I would like to encourage all women to come to our next class starting Thursday, March 1st at 10:00 am at Wayside Chapel (childcare is provided!). We will be studying 1 Thessalonians. This study will feed your soul!

Grace be with you all,

Andrea Goetzelman

Basic. A New Thursday Night Study!

A study by Francis Chan.

Led by Clayton Dyas.

What is Church? 

Who is it for? 

Is it broken? 

Can it be better? 

These are some of the fundamental questions we will ask in the new Thursday night class called “Basic.”  Using a combination of video, discussion and lecture, we will seek to rediscover what church is really all about.  This six week study will take us through topics such as the fear of God, the importance of following Jesus, the nature of the Holy Spirit and the need for fellowship, teaching and prayer.  This is your invitation to join us for this refreshing yet challenging study.  Come join us on November 3rd from 6:30-7:45pm in room 304 for our first session.  For a sneak peek at the video content, check out the video below. 

Attention Men - New Study Coming Soon!

When I was growing up my dad was a hard working truck driver. He would get up early and come home late tired from his long hours on the road and the loading and unloading of heavy cargo. He liked to hunt and fish and was an excellent outdoorsman. He was what many would consider a man’s man. I only saw my dad cry once and he was not one to readily give out compliments or hugs when I was growing. He taught his boys to work hard and provide for the family. He also taught us to play hard, he liked to have few drinks on the weekend and get rowdy with his friends. He was a man’s man.

Being a man can be measured in many ways. In the world he can be measured by his wealth and possessions. We have all heard the adage “he who dies with the most toys wins”.  A man can be measured by his intelligence and education. We often measure a man by his ability to show courage under pressure and in dangerous situations. But are all these the true measure of a man?

Paul in his letters to Timothy and Titus gives us twenty attributes of what it means to be a man of God. True masculinity is measured by how we measure up to being the men God wants us to be. True courage is stepping away from the way the world views marriage, fatherhood, and friendship, and walking the narrow path Christ has set before us.

“The Measure of a Man” is 20 lessons on how to do just that. Some of the questions asked are going to be hard and the answers will be even harder. Together we will explore Scripture and discover the true meaning of masculinity. So join me on Thursday nights starting September 29th at 6:30 pm and let’s take this to the next level.