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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Anabaptist Worship Network
Elkhart, Indiana | 2022
Project Director: Anneli Loepp Thiessen
To gather songwriters, poets, and artists to produce songs, prayers, art pieces, and videos that will resource and inspire under-resourced Anabaptist communities across North America.
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.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
St. Louis, Montana | 2022
Project Director: Christina Schempf
To deepen, enrich, and connect the individual and corporate worship life of congregants by drawing on the devotional practices of the saints throughout history in aesthetically rich and cohesive worship experiences that have corresponding practices which engage the senses and foster embodied devotional practices at home.
New Hope United Methodist Church
Brunswick, Maryland | 2022
Project Director: Rev. Katie Hamilton
To cultivate an appreciation of the liturgical year and the meaning of specific acts of worship in order to facilitate creative participation and planning, and to welcome people of all ages into all aspects of gathered worship.
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Olympia, Washington | 2022
Project Director: Julie Armbruster
To design a worship gathering contextual(fitting?) to the cultural context, focusing on contemplative, creation-grounded worship that emphasizes the connectedness of all of life and engages in quiet reflection, art, and music to encounter God.
Trinitas Classical School
Grand Rapids, Michigan | 2022
Project Director: Becca Tellinghuisen
To grow habits of common liturgical worship in school that extend to the home, engaging and expanding the spiritual imaginations of staff, parents, and students, by focusing on spiritual disciplines and diverse ecumenical worship resources.
United Presbyterian Church of Walton
Walton, New York | 2022
Project Director: Paul Junggap Huh
To foster ecumenical connections among twelve churches by participating in the creation of pottery to form the faith of worshipers as the theological imagery of God as the potter whose hands continue to mold and reform is carried into the worship of each church and into ecumenical worship gatherings.
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.