Life in the Father's House: A Member's Guide to the Local Church (Mack & Swavely)

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P&R Publishing

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.

Table of Contents:

  1. Realizing the Importance of the Local Church
  2. Committing Ourselves to Church Membership
  3. Choosing a Good Church
  4. Relating to Church Leadership
  5. Fulfilling Our Roles as Men and Women
  6. Participating in Worship Services
  7. Using Our Spiritual Gifts
  8. Confronting One Another in Love
  9. Preserving Unity in the Body
  10. Praying for One Another



Wayne Mack lives in Pretoria, South Africa, where he serves as a pastor-elder with his son-in-law and teaches biblical counseling at Strengthening Ministries Training Institute to pastors and aspiring pastors in the region.

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 planted a church in the Malvern area near Philadelphia.



“This book lays out the crucial pattern for conduct in the fellowship that leads to the fulfillment of our Lord’s desire in the church.” – John MacArthur