Rev. Dr. Matthew Niermann

Rev. Dr. Matthew Niermann serves as the Associate Dean of the College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design at California Baptist University. Situated at the intersection of architectural empirical aesthetics and Christian missiology, Matthew’s research explores the contextual compatibility of Protestant church design in the United States.

Articles by Rev. Dr. Matthew Niermann

Comfort or Beauty? Assessing Aesthetics and Mission in Protestant Church Design

Over the past several decades Evangelical Protestant churches have sought to build buildings that differ from traditional church architecture in order to attract unchurched individuals to the church.