Since 2000, Vital Worship, Vital Preaching 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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Wheaton, Illinois | 2023
To implement a mentoring program for worship pastors that focuses on developing liturgical and everyday worship practices to encourage creation care as a way of loving our neighbors and God our creator.
Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission
Lebanon, New Jersey | 2023
To develop contextualized liturgies for life in the climate crisis through a collaborative learning community and video creation.
Celestial Church of Christ, Emmanuel Parish
Toronto, Ontario | 2023
To train worship leaders in the theology and practice of intergenerational and innovative worship (including African music and liturgy, dance, and visual arts) through developing opportunities for education, prayer, and collaborative planning of major festival services.
Church for All People
Columbus, Ohio | 2023
To intentionally engage the views of the full range of our racially and economically diverse congregation about the meaning and purpose of worship and to integrate their ideas, gifts, and perspectives into worship practices that feel authentic and hospitable to all.
Durham, North Carolina | 2023
To illuminate God’s beauty and brilliance in Durham’s public housing communities by offering liturgical arts learning events and collaborating with public housing residents to plan and host outdoor worship services.
Emmaus Reformed Church
Holland, Michigan | 2023
To create embodied, tactile, and participatory worship practices and liturgies to promote communal engagement and create a hospitable and accessible worship environment.
Faculty of Theology, St. Paul University
Ottawa, Ontario | 2023
To embody a connection between Christian liturgy and ethical living by implementing a hospitable, ecumenical, multicultural, and bilingual worship gathering for students, staff, and faculty that emphasizes the well-being of the planet and the healing of broken relationships, especially those with Indigenous peoples.
La Casa de Mi Padre
Grandville, Michigan | 2023
To encourage meaningful connection to the idea of Christian community within a Hispanic context through the exploration of community-oriented worship practices.
Loyola Marymount University, Layla A. Karst
Los Angeles, California | 2023
To explore the pastoral and theological implications of online pandemic Liturgies of the Word, focusing especially on the translation of ritual practices between off-line and online worship and on emerging understandings of ecclesial leadership and authority.
New Bethel AME
Lithonia, Georgia | 2023
To engage youth and young adults by remembering and retelling stories of the Black church through development of a lectionary, worship guide, and Sunday School curriculum emphasizing the seven principles of Kwanzaa.