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.
Search results 1 - 10 of 133
Eden Theological Seminary
St. Louis, Missouri | 2021
Project Director: Paul Vasile
In response to the challenges of the pandemic, to use the Psalms to explore lament, grief, and resilience by engaging in liturgical arts that tell worshipers' stories, name challenges and losses, and cultivate healing and hope.
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
New York, New York | 2021
Project Director: Mx. James Admans
To emulate Jesus’ love and concern by renewing worship in light of the gifts, needs and justice concerns of the transgender community and queer communities of color.
Hope College Campus Ministries
Holland, Michigan | 2021
Project Director: Trygve Johnson
To engage in a liturgical and theological exploration of the biblical language and metaphor of friendship as a resource for the spiritual growth of the college community and for exploring issues of worship and justice.
Knox College, Sarah Travis
Toronto, Ontario | 2021
To create and field-test a preaching and liturgical resource addressing reconciliation among Settler Canadians and Indigenous peoples for the Presbyterian Church in Canada, based on two Calls to Action from the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Lyons Evangelical Church
Caldwell, Texas | 2021
Project Director: Rev. Dr. Andrew Keuer
To enrich support and care for the bereaved by developing liturgical practices that sustain the faith of grief-stricken worshipers while remaining vibrant and inclusive of the whole church community.
Not So Churchy, 2021
New York, New York | 2021
Project Director: Mieke Vandersall
To deepen the community's experience of the presence of God and of connection with one another across geographic boundaries by exploring how the community and its understanding of worship has changed through the practice of online worship.
South Meridian Church of God
Anderson, Indiana | 2021
Project Director: Cherilyn Horning.
To study, develop, and implement liturgical practices that equip worshipers for mission, and to discover gifts in the community that can be assets to the church's worship.
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.
Wenatchee, Washington | 2021
Project Director: Julie Canlis
To pilgrimage together through the Christian Year as spiritual formation in order to more deeply experience Christ, the church, spiritual practices, and the community.
Ekklesia (United Ministries in Higher Education)
Springfield, Missouri | 2020
Project Director: Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman
To deepen worshipers' awareness of the beauty and character of God by engaging various art forms in an intergenerational and ecumenical context on campus and in partner churches.