On-Campus Intensives


Presidential Address given by IWS President Dr. Jim Hart, January 2023 Intensive Session

January 2023 Presidential Address Livestream Link

IWS will begin its January 2023 intensive session with worship on Wednesday, January 4th at 3:30 PM EST. The Presidential Address given by Dr. Jim Hart will be live-streamed, and is available to watch here.
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June 2022 Session Announcement

The June 22-29 intensive session will be held on our campus in Jacksonville, FL, in a manner similar to what was done in January. MWS 501-504, DWS 701-801, and the practicum courses will meet in-person, following the established IWS daily schedule. The school will implement a suite of protocols to keep students, faculty and staff...
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Catechesis as a Way of Life (January 2022 Chapel Messages)

IWS Chaplain Rev. Dr. Nancy Nethercott, along with Associate Chaplains Rev. Juan Lopez and Rev. Dr. Walter Brown, delivered these six homilies to the community during the January 2022 intensive session.
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Winter 2022 News & Session Recap

With great thanks to God, IWS is continuing to bring renewal to the global Church through worship that fully participates in the life of the Triune God and his mission to the world.
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Invitations from God – January 2021 Chapel Series

Revisit the chapel homilies from the January 2021 online intensive session's series "Invitations from God."
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Paradox in the Christian Life – June 2020 Chapel Series

For the June 2020 intensive session, IWS Chaplain Dr. Nancy Nethercott and Associate Chaplains Rev. Dr. Walter Brown and Rev. Juan López discussed six of the paradoxes of the Christian life.
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Summer 2020 Update

The 43rd session of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies concluded just four weeks ago, marking IWS' 21st anniversary. This was truly an unprecedented virtual session caused by the global pandemic of COVID-19.
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The Spiritually-Formative Power of Time – January 2020 Chapel Series

For the January 2020 on-campus intensive, IWS Chaplain Dr. Nancy Nethercott and other speakers presented a series on the way God works through time to form his people.
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Soul Care – June 2019 Chapel Series

Darrell Harris, Nancy Nethercott, andWalter Brown presented a series on Soul Care for the June 2019 on-campus intensive. Here is the audio and video.
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June 2018 Chapel Series: The IWS Mission

[Video & audio included!] The June 2018 chapel series focused on the IWS mission statement: Forming servant leaders in Christian worship renewal and education through graduate academic praxis, grounded in biblical, historical, theological, cultural and missiological reflection in community. Talks were led by IWS Vice President for Spiritual Life/Dean of the Chapel Dr. Darrell Harris...
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Donna Hawk-Reinhard: The Holy Name of Jesus [January 2018 Opening Convocation]

Dr. Donna Hawk-Reinhard, one of two professors teaching the DWS 704 course on the Sacred Actions and Ministry of Worship, preached on the Holy Name of Jesus at the January 2018 Opening Convocation.
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Summer Update

Grace and peace to you! Last month we finished the 37th on-campus session of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. It truly is wonderful to see the way God is renewing the Church through enlivened worship around the globe. IWS is firmly committed to forming servant leaders who contribute to that renewal all...
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Living the Language of Worship

Chaplain Darrell Harris, working with Associate Chaplain Nancy Nethercott (D.W.S., ’06) and Guest Chaplain Dan Wilt, presented “Living the Language of Worship” in the January 2017 morning chapels. The series examined the six “untranslated” words of biblical worship: Hallelujah, Abba, Hosanna, Selah, Maranatha, and Amen. Each day’s talk (and scripture presentation, if we recorded it)...
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Stephen Hasper: Practicum Sermon

Stephen Hasper preached about the identity and work of Jesus at June's closing Healing Eucharist service (offered by the DWS 704P Practicum class).
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June 2016 Commencement Address

The Rev. Dr. Dennis Andrews, CDR, USN, returned to the IWS pulpit to deliver the homily at the fifteenth annual Commencement Service.
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