A Message of Thanks

Thank You

We at the Institute for Worship Studies are so thankful for the Lord’s bountiful blessings during this past year, and for your support of our crucial mission of forming servant leaders through Christian worship renewal. Please take a moment to read our 2011-12 Annual Report. You will find it to be an enjoyable and interesting read. Join us in thanking all who have made this year an unprecedented success! You are encouraged to forward this link to interested friends and potential students.

Your prayerful and sacrificial generosity toward the Lord’s work through the ongoing ministry of IWS is absolutely vital to the mission of worship renewal. We not only appreciate your participation, we depend on it! Thank you for your partnership with IWS.

The Lord be with you,
James R. Hart, President

Giving to IWS

Checks can be made out to IWS, noted “IWS Fund” and/or “Scholarship Fund” and sent to IWS, 151 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073. Your gift should be postmarked by December 31 to be counted in this calendar year. Donations may also be made online through the website. Gifts may be designated in memory or honor of a loved one, and/or may be anonymous. All gifts are tax-deductible. (Please see the form at the end of the report.)

About the author

Dr. James R. Hart has served as President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies since 2007. Dr. Hart was a member of the first IWS doctoral class, the Alpha class, and served as Dean of Students during his matriculation. After graduating from IWS, Dr. Webber appointed him as the Dean of Administration, and then Provost in 2006. In June of 2007, he was inaugurated as the second president of IWS. Dr. Hart holds a B.M. in Sacred Music from Oral Roberts University, an M.M. in Trumpet Performance from the University of Tulsa, and a D.W.S. from the Institute for Worship Studies. He was critical to the formation of IWS in Florida and has held administrative responsibilities since its inception in 1999. He is a professional trumpeter, choral director, and worship leader, and a published composer/arranger, songwriter, and author. He has been involved in worship leadership in various contexts around the globe for over 40 years and has taught in the areas of worship, theology, and music in various conferences, colleges, and seminaries. Dr. Hart and his wife, Carol, have three daughters and three grandchildren.