A Theology of Corporate Worship

Deepen Your Understanding and Theology of Worship

In partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary

The Vertical Dimension of Worship: God

About Chuck Steddom

Chuck Steddom oversees the MDiv worship pastor concentration at Bethlehem College & Seminary. He has also served as Pastor for Worship and Music at Bethlehem Baptist Church since 1997. Prior to this, he served pastorates in Minnesota and Iowa, Chairman of the Fine Arts dept./associate dean of Academics Prairie Bible Institute AB. Canada.  Chuck serves as Associate professor of Worship at the Kachin Theological College and Seminary in Northern Myanmar.  He is also a consultant and founding member of the Multi-ethnic worship leaders network.  Chuck is committed to seeing the nations come together in the worship of King Jesus in the North American context.

Additional Resources
  • John Piper - Theological Analysis of the Song "Above All"

Resources prepared by David Clifford and Colton Moore from Bethlehem College & Seminary.

The Horizontal Dimension of Worship: One Another

About Dr. Matthew Westerholm

Dr. Matthew Westerholm serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Worship at Bethlehem College & Seminary and as the Pastor for Music and Worship at Bethlehem Baptist Church, downtown campus. Prior to this, he served as a worship pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois (1998–2008) and as Dean of the Chapel and director of the worship arts program at Cornerstone University (2008–2013). Matthew’s dissertation examined the eschatological views within contemporary worship music presented at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written congregational songs and blog posts on worship for the DesiringGod, Gospel Coalition, and Doxology & Theology websites.

Matthew enjoys Christian Hedonism, classic and modern jazz, comic books, and Chicago sports. He feels comfortable behind a piano, but makes his home in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Lisa, and their three sons.

The Process of Worship: Managing Change

  • Mathew Westerhom - The First Place

The Marks of Worship: Doxology & Theology

About Matt Boswell

Matt Boswell serves as Pastor of Ministries and Worship at Providence Church in Frisco, Texas. He is a hymn-writer, President of Doxology & Theology, and a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently working toward a PhD. He is head over heels for his bride, Jamie, and they have four small children.

  • Bob Kauflin & Tim Tomlinson - What is "Worship"?

The Enemy of Worship: Identity & Idolatry

About Matthew Westerholm

Matthew Westerholm serves as Pastor for Worship and Music at Bethlehem Baptist Church’s downtown campus. Prior to moving to Minneapolis, he served as Dean of the Chapel at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and as a Worship Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Matthew is pursuing a PhD in Christian Worship from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Matthew enjoys writing songs, but adores his wife, Lisa, and their three boys.

The Shape of Worship: Revelation & Response

About Dr. Ron Man

Ron Man (MM, ThM, DMin) trained as an orchestra conductor, later attended Dallas Theological Seminary, and has served as a pastor, missionary, and worship pastor. He is presently Pastor of Worship/Missionary in Residence at First Evangelical Church in Memphis, Tennessee, and also Director of Worship Resources International.

The Tools of Worship: Songs & Sensibility

About Keith Getty

For nearly a decade, Keith Getty (co-writer of In Christ Alone, The Power of the Cross, and many other well-known modern hymns) has occupied a unique space in the world of music as a preeminent modern hymn writer. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, he and his wife Kristyn have created a distinguished catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing genres by connecting the world of traditional and classical composition with contemporary and globally-accessible melodies. Keith and Kristyn Getty live between Northern Ireland and Nashville with their daughters Eliza Joy, Charlotte, and Grace.

Recommended Resources
  • Bob Kauflin & Tim Tomlinson - Let Your Main Worship Be Your Life