Since 2000, Vital Worship grants have been awarded to worshiping communities and teacher-scholars in 45+ states and provinces and in 40+ denominations across the spectrum of Christian traditions, including Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Non-Denominational communities. While worship practices across these traditions vary widely, grant projects typically explore one or more of the ten core convictions related to worship that emerged out of the first decade of this grantmaking.
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Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI)
Princeton, New Jersey | 2021
Project Director: Sushama Austin-Connor
To promote and teach social justice-centered worship through proclamation, practice, and protest.
Rock Hill, South Carolina | 2021
Project Director: Dr. Tony McNeill
To engage in biblical and theological reflection, practical training, and collaboration to initiate chapel worship that promotes individual and collective formation of students around the core values of the institution.
Duke University Divinity School, John Ruth
Durham, North Carolina | 2021
To survey the present state of college and seminary instruction on the theology, history, and practice of contemporary praise and worship, and to engage scholars in conversation around recent and emerging scholarship on contemporary worship in order to create a podcast series and a curriculum guide for worship educators and church practitioners.
First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York | 2021
Project Director: Christopher Neuner
To develop best practices for engaging and uniting online and in-person worshipers in formative and participative worship.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
Rochester, Minnesota | 2021
Project Director: Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
To increase worshipers' awareness and experience of God's action in history and in the world by exploring the distinct gifts of the liturgical seasons of the Christian Year.
New Hope Covenant Church
Oakland, California | 2021
Project Director: Albert Olson Hong
To create new expressions of worship that allow for freedom in experiencing God, by decolonizing inherited worship practices and experimenting with forms of worship that are free from patriarchal and white supremacist structures.
Prairie City Christian Reformed Church
Prairie City, Iowa | 2021
Project Director: Matthew McClure
To reflect God's creativity in worship that is deeply scriptural and intentionally collaborative and hospitable and that continues from Sunday morning into the fabric of everyday life.
Red Mountain Community Church
Mesa, Arizona | 2021
Project Director: Joe Hughes
To explore artistry in the Bible and in Christian tradition in order to help worshipers experience art as worship and to give them opportunities to create visual art that invites worshipers into the Biblical story.
Seattle Dream Church
Lake Forest Park, Washington | 2021
Project Director: Bomsu Kim
To foster connection among the members of a multi-site church by participating together in common at-home worship practices, a sermon series delivered by pastors from throughout the multi-site church, and Benedictine prayer practices.
Sidebar Stories, 2021
Mount Holly, New Jersey | 2021
Project Director: Ron King
To discover and express fresh dimensions of God by equipping worshipers to give testimony to experiences of God at work through personal storytelling and visual art.