Serving congregations, parishes, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and other worshiping communities in North America
The Vital Worship Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship seeks to foster vital worship in congregations, parishes, and other worshiping communities in North America. This grants program is especially focused on projects that connect public worship to intergenerational faith formation and Christian discipleship, a theme that can unfold in many facets of worship from Bible reading to preaching to Baptism and Lord’s Supper, intercessory prayer, congregational song, visual arts, and more. We encourage grant proposals developed through a collaborative process from emerging and established churches; seminaries, colleges, and schools; hospitals, nursing homes and other organizations. This program is made possible with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.
Learn more about the program in this introductory video.
Read about our current 2015 grantees.
Our new 2016 grantees have just been awarded!
Explore and apply for a 2017 grant. The next application deadline is January 10, 2017.