What Others Say

By searching anew the biblical, historical, and theological bases of the church, Del Birkey has assembled a provocative and persuasive case for restructuring contemporary congregational life. He communicates well his dedication to structure which liberate all believers.

The House Church is a thoughtful, scholarly, and practical book for those seeking authentic Christianity. The author combines an Anabaptist foundation with an evangelical commitment to produce a reform program that will be helpful to Christains from many denominations.

Donald F. Durnbaugh, Ph.D.
Professor of Church History
Bethany Theological Seminary

Del Birkey carefully traces the origin of the house church through Scripture and then shows precisely how this model can revitalize today’s church. For the skeptics, the thesis has a solid foundation in theology and sociology and reflects sound principles of anthropology and communication theory.

The house church has exciting potential for renewal of the modern church.

Dean Arnold, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Wheaton College