This book introduces us to the meaning of church membership, the traits of a good church, and how we are to function as parts of the body. Written for lay men and women, it includes practical discussions on church leadership, male and female roles, worship, spiritual gifts, confrontation, unity, and prayer. Revised and expanded with study questions and new conclusions.
This book introduces us to the meaning of church membership, the traits of a good church, and how we are to function as parts of the body. Written for laypeople, it includes practical discussions on church leadership, male and female roles, worship, spiritual gifts, confrontation, unity, and prayer. Revised and expanded with study questions and new conclusions.
Dr. Wayne Mack lives in Pretoria, South Africa, where he serves as director of ACBC Africa and as director and professor of biblical counseling at Strengthening Ministries Training Institute, a certified training center of ACBC International. Previously he served as chairman of the biblical counseling department at The Masters University and Seminary in California. He was a board member of NANC (now the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) and FIRE (Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals). He also counseled and taught at CCEF (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation) for fifteen years. Wayne and his wife Carol have been married since 1957. They have four adult children and twenty-two grandchildren. He has written twenty-six books on biblical counseling and practical Christian life issues.
Harry L. Reeder III (M.Div., D.Min.) is senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. He has written extensively on the topic of church revitalization, taught on the topic at the seminary level, and led conferences both nationally and internationally. Dave Swavely (MDiv) is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He was the founding pastor of Faith Church in Sonoma, California, and he is currently planting a church in the Malvern area near Philadelphia. He has also written Decisions, Decisions: How (and How Not) to Make Them. He coauthored, with Wayne A. Mack, Life in the Father's House: A Member's Guide to the Local Church and, with Harry L. Reeder, From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church.
Life in the Fathers House is simply the best book to give new members of an evangelical, local church. Indeed, it is the best book to give new Christians in general as they seek to understand how to live and love the Lord and others within the body of Christ.
This book lays out the crucial pattern for conduct in the fellowship that leads to the fulfillment of our Lords desire in the church.