Worship Seminar, June 2023: Faculty Perspectives on Worship Renewal

June 2023 Worship Seminar at IWS

June 26-27, 2023—IWS Worship Seminar

IWS Faculty Perspectives on Worship Renewal

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 8 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.

This event is open to the public but requires registration.

Seminar Speakers:

  • Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah, DWS 704 Professor
  • Dr. Constance Cherry, DWS 702 Professor
  • Dr. Dinelle Frankland, MWS 501 Professor, Academic Dean
  • Dr. James Hart, IWS President
  • Dr. Andrew Hill, DWS 701 Professor
  • Dr. Lou Kaloger, MWS 503 Professor
  • Dr. Reggie Kidd, DWS 704 Professor
  • Dr. Alan Rathe, DWS 701 Professor

See faculty bios here.

Seminar Schedule

7:30 amBreakfastBreakfast
8:30 amChapelChapel
9:15 amSession 1
Prayer and Worship in the Scroll
of the Twelve Prophets

Dr. Andrew Hill
Session 5
Developing a Canon of Song
Dr. Constance Cherry
10:30 amBreakBreak
10:45 amSession 2
How Great is Your Tradition?
Bob Webber and Paleo-Orthodoxy
Dr. Alan Rathe
Session 6
The Story of God and the
Stories Around Us
Dr. Lou Kaloger
12:00 pmLunchLunch
1:15 pmSession 3
How Rituals Help Us Move Through
Joy, Pain, and Everything In Between

Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah
Session 7
The Wheel of Formative Worship
Dr. Dinelle Frankland
2:15 pmBreakBreak
2:30 pmSession 4
In an ‘AS IF’ World, Jesus Is, “I AM”:
Lessons from John’s Gospel

Dr. Reggie Kidd
Session 8
The Prophetic Perspective of Robert
Webber for Renewing the Cosmos
Dr. James Hart
3:45 pmFree timeFree time
5:30 pmDinnerDinner
6:30 pmPracticum Presentation:
Scripture Presentation
Healing Eucharist Service

Make it a Spiritual Retreat

You are welcome to craft your own schedule to incorporate additional time on campus to attend chapel sessions, visit classes, read and research in the library, or spend time alone in quiet meditation. You may plan to come early and stay longer if you’d like. Contact the IWS office. Let us know how we can help.


Full Two-Day Seminar Cost: $100 + processing fees
One Day Only Cost: $50 + processing fees
Lunch is included in the registration fee.


Seminar Hotel 

Hilton Garden Inn
1201 Kings Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207

The official IWS hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel is located in the San Marco neighborhood, 2.5 miles from campus. They are offering a standard King bed or 2 Queen bedroom for a preferred nightly rate of $139, which includes the daily parking rate of $17.  To book, please use the IWS (hilton.com) link or call 1-866-486-4153 using code IWS.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.