Carla A. Waterman

Dr. Carla A. Waterman
Address660 E Butterfield Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Affiliate Professor of Spiritual Formation, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A., Bethel College,
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University,
Ph.D., Cornell University,

Carla A. Waterman has been teaching at the intersection of trinitarian theology, corporate worship and everyday life since 1995. Dr. Waterman first came to Northern in 2000 to teach in the Worship and Spirituality Program established by the late Robert E. Webber. Dr. Waterman is currently Affiliate Professor of Spiritual Formation.

Dr. Waterman is the author of Songs of Assent (, and President of In the Kingdom Ministries, Inc., a spiritual retreat and mentoring ministry in the United States and abroad. She is also active in the ancient-future worship world, and is on the faculty of the Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies.

Carla has been married to Wyatt for 27 years, and they are presently engaged in the long process of walking their 17 year-old-son out into the wide world of adulthood.

Simplicity. Receptivity. Wisdom. Confidence. Buoyancy. These are the Songs of Assent. In this new book by Carla A. Waterman the church and her members are invited to listen to Mary as we learn to sing her spiritual melodies of “yes” in response to the Lord’s abundant grace. Songs of Assent begins with the simple contours of Mary’s “let it be to me according to your word,” and crescendos to her buoyant response, “do whatever he tells you.” In Songs of Assent the whole church is invited into a grace-filled response to God’s loving initiative through biblical themes that are as contemporary as they are ancient, as daily as they are timeless.

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