Funding & Partners

How we are funded

Basic support for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is provided by Calvin College. The college has also established an endowment fund for the Worship Institute. 

Many of the programs and projects of the Worship Institute are made possible through generous grants from the Lilly Endowment Inc., a private philanthropic foundation based in Indianapolis, Indiana. It supports the causes of religion, education, and community development, and it is interested in initiatives that benefit youth, foster leadership education among nonprofit institutions, and promote the causes of philanthropy and volunteerism. While the Endowment's grantmaking focuses primarily on projects in Indiana, it also provides funding for programs that are national in scope. The Endowment provides funding in three major program areas: religion, education, and community development.

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is part of a consultation of over 20 websites of religion institutes, programs, and projects related to the initiatives of Lilly Endowment. Visit the portal to learn more about the work and research featured on these websites.

The Worship Institute also received a program grant from The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.

Giving Opportunities

Institutions we are affiliated with or partner with for events and projects

Calvin Theological Seminary

Calvin Theological Seminary prepares men and women for ministry positions of visionary leadership, by offering courses of study in preaching, worship, leadership, educational ministry, youth ministry, missions and church growth, pastoral care and counseling, all in conjunction with supervised ministry opportunities.

Center for Excellence in Preaching

The mission of the center is to serve pastors in the church and seminary students with resources and continuing education opportunities that will enhance preaching in churches everywhere so that God’s people may be fed through sermons that are thoughtful, deeply engaged in Scripture, and applicable to the challenges of today’s world. Through its website, ongoing seminars, and sponsorship of major conferences, the Center reaches out to pastors around the world. The Ministry Theorem serves to promote an enhanced awareness of contemporary science and to provide resources and encouragement for engaging science in the ministries of congregations everywhere.

Christian Reformed Church in North America

The Christian Reformed Church is a denomination that has about 300,000 members in 1,000 congregations across the United States and Canada.

Hymnary.org

This website is a comprehensive index of thousands of hymnals and millions of published hymns, scores and media files; and information from sources such as Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology, hymnal handbooks, and experts in the field.

Preachingandworship.org

This website provide easy access to excellent on-line resources for preparing sermons and worship services for a wide range of denominations and traditions—much like a Google, Bing, or Yahoo search, specifically designed for preachers. 

Reformed Worship

Reformed Worship is a quarterly magazine that provides practical help and support to worship planners, with ideas, tips, and nuts-and-bolts advice for planning, structuring, and leading your church in worship.

Seminars at Calvin

This program seeks to promote a strong Christian voice in the academy by addressing issues of current debate within various disciplines from the perspective of a deep Christian commitment and encouraging the production of first-order scholarship.

Publishers

Baker Publishing Group

publisher of books on key topics in worship

Calvin College Press

The Calvin Press exists to facilitate the publication of books and other materials (including digital media) that advance the program of Christian scholarship at Calvin College.

Eerdmans Publishing Company

publisher of the CICW Liturgical Studies Series and The Church at Worship Series

Faith Alive Christian Resources and Choristers Guild

providers of practical resources for worship planners

GIA Publications

publisher of CICW's Choral Music Series

Alban at Duke Divinity School

home of The Alban Institute's Vital Worship, Healthy Congregations Series