Do Men Need to Go to Seminary to Pastor a House Church?

Written By Dale PartridgeOctober 3, 2022

A short discussion helping Christians evaluate the advantages of joining a biblical house church.

Season 01 • Episode #06 • Dale Partridge and Dr. Jason Barker

Is seminary a requirement for planting a biblical house church? How should we think about men who desire to plant biblical house churches? We wouldn’t trust someone who hasn’t been trained in a particular skill set to teach us how to master that skill. The same should be true for men who desire to pastor a house church. We should expect them to have the theological knowledge and biblical wisdom to shepherd the body that they oversee.

In this Episode

In this episode of How We Do House Church, Dr. Jason Barker and pastor Dale Partridge discuss why men who are being led to plant a house church should go to seminary.

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Dale Partridge
Dale Partridge (@DalePartridge) is the founder of Reformation Seminary and He is a house church planter, elder, and author of several books. Dale finished his graduate studies at Western Seminary, conducted further studies at The Master's Seminary, and is currently studying at Grace Bible Theological Seminary. He is the teaching pastor at Reformation Fellowship in Sedona, Arizona.