Distinctives

 

The Only Institute of its Kind

The Institute for Worship Studies is the only institute in North America exclusively designed for graduate studies in worship with the commitment of forming servant leaders in worship renewal!

A student can earn a graduate degree in church music in any number of schools. However, students who desire an education in the biblical, historical, theological and cultural disciplines of worship will find that only at the Institute for Worship Studies where every course is focused on worship content.

All courses are designed with an “ancient-future” perspective.

We Model the Future of Education

IWS combines one-week January and June on-campus intensive classes with quality distance learning interaction during each 4 month term.

We have an attractive user-friendly campus, yet own no buildings!.

Students study with a world class faculty of worship scholars, yet we have no full-time faculty!

We Learn in Community

In the one-week intensives, we eat together, study together, worship together, and experience community based on honest and open relationships.

We incorporate a wide range of ages from early 20’s to late 60’s.

We are Asian, Indian, African-American, Native American, Hispanic and Caucasian.

We are men and women together in ministry.

Students and faculty come from over 50 denominations and fellowships, from almost every state and around the globe.

We Continue to Learn Online

We keep in contact with professors and each other through such means as discussion board conversations, email communications, appropriate online social networking, etc.