• “IWS, founded by Dr. Robert Webber, to meet an unmet need of enriching worship and deepening spirituality, has grown dramatically in numbers and influence since its founding. I am impressed with its faculty, students, and growing influence for good.”

      Rev. Dr. Luder G. Whitlock, IWS Trustee Emeritus and Former President of Reformed Theological Seminary

“Where can I go to study worship—
   not music, but worship?”

The Institute for Worship Studies was founded with that question in mind.

More and more 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 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 the information on this website will help you understand how IWS can impact your ministry and explore whether God is indeed calling you here.

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