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James Hart: The Story of God in Worship

James Hart: The Story of God in Worship

God became human so humans could become God.

 
Jesus’ Resurrection is the Good News [June 2016 Presidential Address]

Jesus’ Resurrection is the Good News [June 2016 Presidential Address]

IWS President Jim Hart explains in this clip that the essence of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The complete address, available for streaming or download below, addresses why this should matter to worshipers and worship planners.

 
Jim Hart: Reading Christ’s Passion Missionally (Holy Week 2016)

Jim Hart: Reading Christ’s Passion Missionally (Holy Week 2016)

“And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.” Luke 22:44, RSV Over the years, as I have read or listened to this passage in the account of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, the […]

 
Announcing the 2016 Scholarship Fund Campaign

Announcing the 2016 Scholarship Fund Campaign

Please take a moment to watch this brief video. Our students, graduates, and faculty are truly impacting worship renewal and education around the globe! I hope you will consider making a tax-deductible gift today to our Scholarship Fund.

 
Jim Hart: Waiting Actively

Jim Hart: Waiting Actively

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and […]

 
Jim Hart: Giving Thanks in the Midst of Suffering

Jim Hart: Giving Thanks in the Midst of Suffering

Happy Thanksgiving! “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church.” Colossians 1:24 (ESV) “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God […]

 
2014-2015 Annual Report Published

2014-2015 Annual Report Published

Thank you to all who have partnered with us in our mission to renew the Church through worship. Please take a moment to read our Annual Report and catch a glimpse of what we’re up to worldwide!

 
IWS Named “Best of the Best” by Worship Leader Magazine for 5th Straight Year

IWS Named “Best of the Best” by Worship Leader Magazine for 5th Straight Year

ORANGE PARK, Fla- Worship Leader Magazine has honored the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies as one of the top educational programs currently influencing Christian Worship by awarding it the “Best of the Best” distinction for the fifth consecutive year. The prestigious list of contributors in the field of […]

 
Thank You from IWS!

Thank You from IWS!

Dear IWS Community, on behalf of the trustees, faculty and staff of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, thank you to all who have generously supported IWS through your gifts of treasure, time and talent! We are grateful for your generosity toward the Lord’s work in and through […]

 
Presidential Address: Nil nisi te, Domine, nil nisi te

Presidential Address: Nil nisi te, Domine, nil nisi te

IWS President Jim Hart opened the June 2015 on-campus intensive with an address on the self-emptying of Jesus Christ [Video and Audio].

 
Treasures of IWS: Gerald & Doris Borchert

Treasures of IWS: Gerald & Doris Borchert

“The Webber Institute is a unique type of Christian Graduate Academy. Not only is it intellectually stimulating but it is also both vigorous in enhancing authentic spiritual living and in developing genuine worshiping communities. Both of us are exceedingly grateful for our association with IWS and supportive of its holistic […]

 
Treasures of IWS: Vaughn CroweTipton

Treasures of IWS: Vaughn CroweTipton

“Being a part of the IWS faculty is a rewarding experience allowing me to participate in and learn from the growth, maturation, and renewal of students’s lives as they practice and articulate their faith in worship. In fact, the beauty and genius of IWS is that it uniquely offers an […]

 
Treasures of IWS: Carl Park

Treasures of IWS: Carl Park

“The Psalmist prays to ‘gaze on the beauty of the Lord and seek him in his temple’ (Ps 27:4), and I think IWS has been part of God’s answer to that for his people today. I always leave our on-campus sessions treasuring the warmth of our community and the beauty […]

 
Treasures of IWS: Jeff Barker

Treasures of IWS: Jeff Barker

Karen Lewis and her family have been with IWS from the very first session, exercising a ministry of hospitality.

 
Treasures of IWS: Karen Lewis

Treasures of IWS: Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis and her family have been with IWS from the very first session, exercising a ministry of hospitality.