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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Au Sable Institute
Mancelona, Michigan | 2022
Project Director: Jon Terry
To support, connect, and amplify Christian college students who deeply care about God's earth by creating liturgies of restoration that students can live out in their everyday lives as they connect worship and the mission to serve.
Creston Christian Reformed Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan | 2022
Project Director: Daina Kraai
To empower the congregation and local community in the practice of biblical hospitality in order to reshape the worship experience to be more hospitable by engaging in outdoor worship and community meals.
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | 2022
Project Director: Alden Bass
To develop a vibrant, meaningful, an.d formative worship program for daily chapel in order to develop a shared communal identity in Christ which is rooted in the University’s acapella Church of Christ heritage and is also hospitable to all worshipers
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 2022
Project Director: Ayana Teter
To center worship in the seminary’s curriculum by fostering symbiotic exchange between the worship program and other departments, with emphasis on worship as a central place of formation for the whole community.
Saint Peter A.M.E. Zion Church
Tuscaloosa, Alabama | 2022
Project Director: Patrick Freeman
To promote genuine grace-filled hospitality in worship through a more racially, culturally, and intergenerationally sensitive worship experience that is sustained and perpetuated through a message of love, adaptability, and social engagement during the worship experience.
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference
Janesville, Wisconsin | 2022
Project Director: Carl Greene
To promote unity and diversity in local Seventh Day Baptist congregations by gathering worship leaders to discern the transcultural, contextual, cross-cultural, and counter-culture nature of worship as they worship together in diverse ways.
University Congregational United Church of Christ
Seattle, Washington | 2022
Project Director: Rev. Steve Jerbi
To deeply integrate worship and other congregational activities so that the church’s engagement of cross-cultural relationships, education, justice, and collaboration weaves seamlessly with worship.
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.