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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Church Music Ministry of Canada, 2021
Coquitlam, British Columbia | 2021
Project Director: Herbert H. Tsang
To engage in hymn singing in worship that facilitates the participation of worshipers of multiple abilities, generations, and languages.
The Bellbrook Presbyterian Church
Bellbrook, Ohio | 2021
Project Director: Diane Ziegler
To cultivate a common worship language and shared understanding of worship that facilitates a sense of community across generation and technology, and to use that language to connect worship with all of life.
The Historic Penn Center
St. Helena Island, South Carolina | 2021
Project Director: Charlene M. Spearen, Ph.D.
To explore the parables of Jesus in the Gullah translation of the Bible using four art forms, in order to enhance the discipleship, prayer and worship of four congregations.
Beloved Community Church
Cincinnati, Ohio | 2020
Project Director: Rev. Nelson Pierce, Jr.
To facilitate intergenerational worship by gathering mothers to collaboratively create worship practices for use in both corporate worship and in the home.
First Missionary Baptist Church
Huntsville, Alabama | 2020
Project Director: Rev. Dr. Janette Kotey
To engage all generations in the singing and study of hymns in order to increase worshipers' awareness of God in daily Christian living.
Seabury Resources for Aging
Washington, District of Columbia | 2020
Project Director: Elizabeth B. Boyd, Ph.D.
To create and pilot participatory intergenerational worship resources that facilitate collaborative worship in a variety of contexts.
Trinity Church Northborough
Northborough, Massachusetts | 2020
Project Director: Valeria Schmidt
To explore and experiment with different formats of intergenerational worship in order to foster cross-generational community and deeper connection with God.
Central Christian Church
Lexington, Kentucky | 2019
To strengthen and deepen worshipers’ experience of God by engaging the Psalms through prayer, study, contemplation, service and the arts.
St John's Episcopal Church
Youngstown, Ohio | 2019
To explore practices of worship that facilitate engagement across generations, particularly focused on breaking down barriers that keep the unaffiliated from engaging the church.
Trinity Baptist Church
Columbia, South Carolina | 2019
To educate the community and congregation regarding the rich heritage of the African-American worship experience in order to cultivate intergenerational unity.