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Jim Hart: Advent 2016 Reflection

Jim Hart: Advent 2016 Reflection

So, we wait and we pray. God willing, our grandbaby will arrive in a week or two. But our hope and expectation nonetheless is necessarily in God alone. According to St. Augustine, patient, persistent and attentive prayer primarily expands our hearts and “exercises our desires” to receive the ultimate good that God has for us.

 
Jim Hart: A Thanksgiving Message

Jim Hart: A Thanksgiving Message

According to the Church Fathers, God condescended to us in the incarnation so we could fully participate in the divine nature.

 
IWS “Best of the Best” for 6th Straight Year

IWS “Best of the Best” for 6th Straight Year

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

 
2015-2016 Annual Report Published

2015-2016 Annual Report Published

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our work of forming servant leaders in Christian worship renewal around the globe! This Annual Report is our recap of the 2015-16 fiscal year.

 
A Legacy of True Transformation

A Legacy of True Transformation

I strongly urge you to prayerfully and seriously consider IWS as one of your priority charitable interests. Deferred support like estate planning can leave a Kingdom legacy, impacting multiple generations. This kind of gift is often the single most significant act of generosity toward God that most of us will ever perform. Let your hands be your executor instead of the government!

 
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].