Henri J. M. Nouwen, A Spirituality of Fundraising
Mission is accomplished through the muscle provided by money. Mission and money must always coexist. The mission of IWS is sustained through the generosity of its donors who sense a calling by God to support this graduate school focused on the renewal of Christian worship, educating Christian leaders across the globe.
IWS is the only school in the world dedicated to graduate education in the biblical foundations, theological reflections, historical development and cultural analysis of worship. Its mission is to form leaders in worship renewal, with the perspective that “the way to the future runs through the past.” Students study with a superior faculty of worship scholars holding full-time positions in colleges, seminaries and/or churches. The IWS education is an applicable and stimulating education that prepares Christians intellectually and spiritually to participate in the worldwide renewal of the Church through God-honoring worship.
Since our establishment in 1999, IWS has been blessed with the ability to build not only a school, but also a generous community of loyal supporters. Each year we receive financial gifts from 100 percent of our trustees, 100 percent of our faculty and staff, over 50 percent of our alumni, as well as generous contributions from friends, churches and foundations. Due to this ongoing generosity we have been enabled to educate over 300 graduates who come from more than 50 denominations, almost every state in the US and 20 other nations. Each week IWS students and graduates impact over half a million people worldwide through their worship leading and teaching.
Thank you for your continued support of IWS!