2006 Institute Of Contemporary & Emerging Worship Studies

We’re now bringing in all applications for the Institute’s One Year Diploma program and Intensive program this fall at St. Stephen’s University in New Brunswick, Canada.

Out Of High School?
Want To Develop As An Emerging Worship Leader?
Want A Taste Of University?

The One Year Diploma in Worship Studies and Spiritual Formation is perfect for a high school grad who is passionate about worship, wants a taste of academic, university life, wants to grow as a worship leader, and yet isn’t sure they want to do a 4 year degree.

Experienced Worship Leader?
Want More Depth?
Want Time Away To Grow?

The 2 Week Intensive Certificate in Worship Studies and Spiritual Formation will deepen any experienced worship leader in the foundations of thinking that have formed the Church for centuries, and the emerging thoughts that are reshaping the 21st century Church. Brian Doerksen will join us for a day of this.

Want The Best There Is To Offer?

Both St. Stephen’s University programs are built on community, sweetened with friendship, enlarged by academics, fired by commitment to worship and cultural interface, and led by folks who care.

If you, or someone you know, is interested, please let us know asap, as end of August is our app deadline for the One Year, and end of September is the app deadline for the Intensive.

The Institute website has all the info, costs, etc. Look forward to hearing from you!


Sheltering Mercy and Endless Grace help us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation. Sheltering Mercy helps the reader pray Psalms 1-75; Endless Grace leads in prayer through Psalms 76-150.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. Each book contains 75 prayers drawn from the Book of Psalms, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning there. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

These artful, poetic, and classic devotional books are a perfect gift, and feature compelling stunning illustrations and hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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