Wayne Mack es graduado del Wheaton College y del Seminario Reformado Episcopal. Obtuvo su doctorado en ministerio en el Seminario Teológico de Westminster. Es un conferenciante habitual en aconsejamiento bíblico y también un asociado de la Fundación educacional para el aconsejamiento cristiano de Laveock, Pensilvania.
A Member's Guide to the Local Church.
In our individualistic society, church membership, faithful church attendance, and active service in the body of Christ are often considered optional, even among professing Christians. Some, in fact, view the organized church as a hindrance to spiritual growth and freedom.
The church is God's idea, essential to the spiritual health of any believer. 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.
About the authors:
Wayne Mack is Director of Strengthening Ministries International and currently residing and teaching in South Africa. Through Strengthening Ministries International, he seeks to strengthen churches and Christians by developing and distributing biblically based practical books, audio and video tapes on counseling, theological and Christian living subjects. Dr. Mack is a noted author, speaker, and instructor; ACBC Fellow; pastor; married with four children and 13 grandchildren; B.A., Wheaton College; M.Div., Philadelphia Seminary; D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary.
He has written more than 20 books including Strengthening Your Marriage; Your Family God’s Way; Preparing for Marriage God’s Way; Sweethearts for A Lifetime; Homework Manual for Biblical Living, Volumes 1 and 2 and 3; and Maximum Impact: Living and Loving For God’s Glory.
Dave Swavely (M. Div.) is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles, CA. During the 90s he served for seven years as an assistant to Dr. John MacArthur and a pastoral staff member at Grace Community Church, also in Los Angeles. In 1999 he joined the Presbyterian Church in America and planted a church in the Wine Country of Northern California, which served the communities of Napa and Sonoma. In 2005 he returned to the Philadelphia area, where he grew up, to be closer to family and to plant a new PCA church in Malvern.
Dave has nearly twenty years of extensive experience in biblical counseling. He co-authored the books Life in the Father’s House: A Member’s Guide to the Local Church (with Wayne Mack) and From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church (with Harry Reeder), and is the sole author of Decisions, Decisions: How (and How Not) to Make Them and Who Are You to Judge? The Dangers of Judging and Legalism. He is also the author of a futuristic novel, Silhouette. He has been married to his wife Jill since 1990, and has seven children.