May - Celebrate Organize Prepare


Grants awarded

2017 Recipients (Map of the 2017 recipients)

Letter of Agreement

Carefully read the Letter of Agreement you received by mail. After we send you back the countersigned copy keep it handy for easy reference.

Memorize your grant number. All correspondence with the Vital Worship Grants Team should include your grant number in the subject line.

Preparation for June 2018 Colloquium:

One Page Summary

2018 grants - 1st Colloquium - One Page Summary Form »

The form above is required and due on May 18, 2018. Please email to

It includes the following questions to be answered with one-two sentences:

  1. Provide a brief summary of the purpose and goal of your grant.
  2. What questions might you ask about worship in the coming year? List at least two questions that will generate theological reflection and will shape your project.
  3. In what ways will you engage your congregation in your project so that it impacts the worship life and habits of the congregation?  
  4. What criteria will you use to evaluate your plan to foster vital worship?
  5. What issues might be your greatest challenges (or challenging opportunities)?
  6. What do you hope to learn from the Grants Colloquium and other Project Directors?

2nd Colloquium - One Page Summary Form »

The form above is required and due on May 6, 2018Please email to

Posters (for 2017 grants only)

Your posters are due May 20, 2018. Instructions and poster templates are available. Please email to

Colloquium Travel

Decide which team member will travel to Grand Rapids with project director for the event.

We will contact you to make travel arrangements. CICW covers all travel, lodging, and food for these three days.

Our contact information

Vital Worship Grants Program
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship                        
1855 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402
Phone: (616) 526-6088
Fax:  (616) 526-7168   (Kathy Smith, Joanna Wigboldy, and Cindy DeBoer)