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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Proskuneo Ministries, 2021
Stone Mountain, Georgia | 2021
Project Director: Jaewoo Kim
To embrace diverse practices from around the world that give worshipers experiences of acting as host and as guest, in order to strengthen and broaden their understanding of biblical, cross-cultural, transcultural, and reciprocal hospitality.
Asbury Theological Seminary
Wilmore, Kentucky | 2020
Project Director: Jonathan A. Powers
To strengthen practices of congregational song by introducing a globally diverse diet of hymns and other congregational songs and by strengthening understanding of the contexts in which songs were created.
Serenity the Prince of Peace Church of God In Christ
Indianapolis, Indiana | 2020
Project Director: AJ Anthony
To create a consortium of young adults who will be trained and mentored to design and execute a monthly ecumenical, multicultural, and multigenerational worship gathering.
African Resource Center of West Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan | 2019
To foster unity among different African ethnic communities and awareness of varying worship needs and experiences by facilitating collaboration among worship leaders at African ethnic churches.
Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance
Detroit, Michigan | 2019
To promote deeper participation in worship by exploring the unique musical contributions of African-American Catholic parishes.
Eastern Christian School Association
North Haledon, New Jersey | 2019
To expand students’ imagination and understanding of God and the people of God by implementing diverse worship expressions.
Immanuel Congregational Church
Hartford, Connecticut | 2019
To create a welcoming, multi-racial worship experience that explores God's liberation and justice through singing gospel music.
New Hope Covenant Church
Oakland, California | 2019
To form a hospitable communal worship space that welcomes worshipers’ whole selves and celebrates all of the Body of Christ in its diversity by engaging in music, arts, and storytelling.
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, Washington | 2019
To engage multicultural worship as a means of reconciliation through immersion experiences that expand students’ awareness of God and will inform their leadership of multicultural worship on campus and at local churches.
Window Rock Christian Reformed Church
Window Rock, Arizona | 2019
To contextualize worship practices in a Navajo church by engaging Scripture in ways reflective of Navajo cultural practices.