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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Queen's College, Robert Neil Cooke
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador | 2022
To develop a theology of technology and social media that leads to the development of liturgical skills in the local church context and of ways to utilize technology and social media to strengthen the public activities of the church.
Cary First Christian Church
Cary, North Carolina | 2019
To enable the full, conscious, active participation of online worshipers by developing community among those worshiping online and in-person.
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
New Brunswick, New Jersey | 2019
To facilitate meaningful, active participation of the whole community in worship by exploring the role of worship in theological education and methods of digital accessibility.
Dubuque, Iowa | 2019
To extend the worshiping community to include those who are not physically present by exploring ways to faithfully worship in a digital world.
More Than 12 Church
Surrey, British Columbia | 2015
To collaboratively plan multicultural worship services that present newly written biblically inspired psalms and multimedia experiences related to those psalms.
Andover Newton Theological School
Newton Centre, Massachusetts | 2014
To help seminary students and faculty discern theologically sound and effective uses of technology and visual media in worship through a year-long process of learning about best practices for chapel worship.
Campus Chapel of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan | 2014
To incorporate visual arts and video into campus worship in a theologically thoughtful and culturally sensitive way through community conversations and learning events.
First Presbyterian Church
Hartford, Connecticut | 2014
To create worship experiences that draw multiethnic congregations closer together and develop deeper spiritual connections to the city surroundings and global community through global music, arts and media.
Sherman Street Christian Reformed Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan | 2012
To offer five workshops designed to explore how multimedia can strengthen the theme of the service, encourage contemplation in worship, connect Sunday worship with daily life and deepen participation of the congregation in worship.
Lancaster Theological Seminary - 2008
Lancaster, Pennsylvania | 2008
To engage the pastor, choir director, organist, a member of the worship committee and a young adult from 10 small rural churches in Pennsylvania and Maryland in a year long process of learning about worship planning and congregational music that will include seminars and on-site consultations.