Matthew van Maastricht
Pastor. Teacher. Church Historian. Theologian.
Matthew van Maastricht is a minister in the Reformed Church in America currently serving the Altamont Reformed Church in Altamont, New York. In addition, he is an adjunct instructor at New Brunswick Theological Seminary and a Fellow of the Reformed Church Center where he regularly writes and speaks on Reformed church history, the Reformed confessions, and church polity.
He is also a co-founder of the Society for Protestant Church Polity, as well as a founding co-editor of the Society’s scholarly journal, Church Polity: International Studies in Protestant Church Polity.
Matthew has a Master of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan; a Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan; and is a PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
- Reformed church polity
- Ecumenical church polity
- Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American church history
- History of Protestant church polity
- Transatlantic church polity influences
- Ecclesiastical assemblies/councils