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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New Hope Presbyterian Church
Orange, California | 2022
Project Director: Chineta Goodjoin
To cultivate a youth worship culture that deepens their experiences of God, promotes a greater sense of belonging, and strengthens relationships among our youth.
The Bridge Church at Bear Creek
Lakewood, Colorado | 2022
Project Director: Tyler Traylor
To mentor and develop young people in worship leadership by conducting art lessons, providing creative spaces, and fostering collaborative music teams that will facilitate the full participation of young people in leadership in the community.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School/Sacred Play Cohort
Deerfield, Illinois | 2022
Project Director: Mimi Larson
To explore how sacred play in a worship setting engages children in making meaning of their faith, while also discovering creative ways of enhancing worship for both children and congregations.
Fuller Youth Institute, Tyler Greenway
Wayland, Michigan | 2020
To investigate the perceptions of public worship practices among young people who do not regularly attend worship services, in order to provide insight to Christian worshiping communities as they seek to better understand the life narratives of this population.
National Association of the Church of God
West Middlesex, Pennsylvania | 2020
Project Director: Dr. Leslie Parker Barnes
To use worship arts rituals as a tool to cultivate spiritual transformation in the lives of young people.
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.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Mimi Larson
Wheaton, Illinois | 2020
To gather wisdom from ministry leaders who thoughtfully engage children in worship, seeking to better theological and pedagogical understanding of how children make meaning of their worship experiences.
Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richard Voelz
Richmond, Virginia | 2020
To create and field-test a workbook that will equip pastors to walk with adolescent preachers as they prepare to preach in public worship and other congregational contexts.
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.
Fisher Street Church of God in Christ International
Jonesboro, Arkansas | 2019
To deepen young people’s engagement with Scripture, with one another, and with their community by training them to lead worship through dance, music, and mime, using the Psalms as a model.