Do you long to think more deeply, purposefully, and formationally about your own tradition’s approach to worship? Do you desire to understand worship from a biblical and theological perspective? Do you feel unprepared to apply principles of worship in an applicable and practical way to your congregation each week? Do you need a community of like-minded worship leaders to pray and have fellowship with?
At The Institute for Worship Studies, you will accumulate more than mere head knowledge and a graduate degree in worship — you will apply what you learn in the classroom within your own ministry context and develop lifelong friendships that encourage and inspire you in your own relationship with Jesus Christ as you lead others in Christian worship.
IWS offers two worship graduate degree programs, the Master of Worship Studies (MWS) and the Doctor of Worship Studies (DWS), and two non-degree certificate programs that are grounded in biblical theology. Courses are offered through a hybrid of on-campus intensives and distance learning to offer both a deep sense of connection among our community along with the convenience of online learning.
Just like being in the classroom again at IWS — or a great opportunity to see firsthand what everyone is talking about: the life-changing, ruinous experience called IWS!
The seminar will include eight stimulating sessions over two days on topics of worship renewal taught by members of the IWS faculty and will take place live and in person during our summer on-campus intensive.
A live discussion with the author of Meaning In the Moment: How Rituals Help Us Move Through Joy, Pain, and Everything In Between.
IWS worship webinars are LIVE online sessions that include a short presentation by the author(s) of a recently published book followed by a discussion based on your questions. They are designed to provide ongoing education, worship resources, and inspiration for worship planners and leaders. These sessions are great opportunities for you to provide cost-effective training for your leaders. Consider registering members from your church or school.
More and more worship leaders, professors of church music, music ministers, and pastors realize there is a gap in their education.
They have the music education and the skills for music and worship leadership, but they lack the knowledge of the biblical foundations, historical development, theological reflection, formational content, and cultural analysis for effective worship ministry in today’s world.
IWS was founded by Robert E. Webber to meet this need and prepare leaders for the challenging task of worship ministry in a complex and rapidly changing world.
We’re glad you’ve found your way here. We hope we can impact your ministry and explore worship transformation together!