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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Allen Chapel AME Church, 2021
Kalamazoo, Michigan | 2021
Project Director: Sarah Horton
To enrich worship by engaging the arts in order to promote healing and understanding in the midst of social injustices.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), Rebecca Slough
Elkhart, Indiana | 2021
To explore how the spatial and visual dimensions of congregational worship shape diverse Anabaptist communities, in order to create resources that facilitate culturally-informed reflection on visual arts in worship and to curate visual art resources for use in Anabaptist worship.
Cardiphonia, a department of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl.
Brentwood, Tennessee | 2021
Project Director: Anna Gabhart
To curate art and liturgy into an experience of Stations of the Resurrection that will promote a deeper engagement with the season of Eastertide and the grace of Christ's resurrection.
Fuller Seminary/Brehm Center, Maria Eugenia Fee
Pasadena, California | 2021
To establish and facilitate a series of arts-based leadership development workshops for pastors and church leaders in order to introduce them to the formational value of the arts in worship and invigorate arts-based worship practices in their faith communities.
Red Mountain Community Church
Mesa, Arizona | 2021
Project Director: Joe Hughes
To explore artistry in the Bible and in Christian tradition in order to help worshipers experience art as worship and to give them opportunities to create visual art that invites worshipers into the Biblical story.
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, Sr. Jeana Visel
St. Meinrad, Indiana | 2021
To support deeper study and experience of Byzantine iconography and theology by creating a moveable iconostasis that will aid the community's growth in knowledge and appreciation of the theology and spiritual practices of iconography and broaden its experience of Eastern expressions of worship.
Sidebar Stories, 2021
Mount Holly, New Jersey | 2021
Project Director: Ron King
To discover and express fresh dimensions of God by equipping worshipers to give testimony to experiences of God at work through personal storytelling and visual art.
The Historic Penn Center
St. Helena Island, South Carolina | 2021
Project Director: Charlene M. Spearen, Ph.D.
To explore the parables of Jesus in the Gullah translation of the Bible using four art forms, in order to enhance the discipleship, prayer and worship of four congregations.
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.
Grand Rapids, Michigan | 2020
Project Director: Garrett Stier
To provide space and practices for congregants and visual artists to deepen their understanding and engagement of lament.