when/where is the next ivw school? when are applications due?
the 2023 isla vista worship school is july 24th - august 1st! july 24th is arrival day, and august 1st is departure day. our school takes place in isla vista, california!
applications are due by may 17th.
what will the school be like?
when you attend the isla vista worship school, you will get to jump right into our community of creatives and church here in our little beach town. each day will be filled with worship, creativity, fellowship, and fun! each day will be different, but expect to attend songwriting sessions, hear from guest speakers, workshop production, walk to the beach, and soak up all that God has in store for you!
where will i stay?
we will provide you a place to stay with a host home within our isla vista community! most students will stay in one of our community houses here in isla vista. be prepared to share a room, bathroom, and common areas with others.
what will i learn?
our school focuses mainly on songwriting, worship leading, working with others, and creating with the Holy Spirit! each school is as unique as the students that attend it - which means we have different guest speakers and focuses for each iteration.
i'm not from the USA, can i attend the school?
yes! we love to host international students. we've had students from 5 different countries attend the school in the past, including: Brazil, South Africa, England, Canada, and the United States.
what does it cost?
tuition for our isla vista worship school is $850 US dollars. half of this amount ($425) is due upon acceptance, the other half is due July 1st (the remaining $425).
“I had no expectations for this trip, but everyday blew me away. God showed up in the most unexpected ways and grew me in many different areas. I learned that doing new things can be very hard, but so worth it ... Every time I was nervous or doubtful, He used the people around me to lift me up. I realized how fun it is to meet people, write songs with new friends, and live in community. Out of all the things I learned, one main thing I took away was something my friend Ethan said. He encouraged me to block 2 hours out of my week just to write songs by myself or with my siblings. I’ve been able to create space and connect with more God through music. I am so thankful and blessed for the time I had at IVW school!”
Sophia Kreuz Fall 2022 Student
“IVWS for me it was a unique experience. It was about understanding, once again, that no matter where I was, how many resources were available to me. I heard the Father's voice and followed, and he took care of the details. All of them. And it still surprises me. IVWS was an opportunity to learn how to make art in a group and see the great value in it. I believe that of all that I will keep, with a lot of love and affection, it was the connection with people that this small season brought to me. It was a time of great inspiration, great encouragement and so much fun - with people and with Jesus!"
Bia Buchacra Spring 2022 Student
"The handful of days we had together were so sweet. Isla Vista Worship/ Church/ Mission AKA Jesus Burgers community was one of the most hospitable and servant-hearted groups I've ever spent time with. Our time was full of bonfires, eating together, worshiping, listening to teachings on worship, talking about Jesus endlessly, and then songwriting sessions with coaches who have written music with IVW or on other projects... During our time, I was able to help co-write two songs! I was stretched creatively, as I haven't had a lot of opportunities to co-write with others. I'm so grateful for the women I did this school with who helped create such a safe and encouraging atmosphere to learn and create with the Lord."
POV: we live in a dusty-but-gorgeous beach paradise on the cliffs above the Pacific.
in our little wild college partytown, the Lord has assembled a community of Jesus-loving creatives who are living, worshipping & creating here. we believe God has big plans for our city, that the art & worship that flows out of here would be a beacon of beauty + the glory of the Creator God, for all the world to see.
this summer, july 24th - august 1st 2023 we're inviting 10 creative worship leaders to join us on the West Coast for a week long worship school, with emphasis on identity, leadership, community + fellowship, and songwriting together.
maybe we'll even record some music...