CICW has awarded Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants for over 20 years to teacher-scholars and worshiping communities in 45+ states and provinces and across 40+ denominations and traditions—including Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, non-denominational, and other Protestant communities.
While worship styles and practices vary greatly across these traditions, the grant projects typically explore at least one of CICW’s ten core convictions related to worship. Explore the hundreds of projects we’ve funded across both streams of the program.
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Croton on Hudson, New York | 2024
To design a dynamic and collaborative musical process and a multi-song piece to give voice to the ways in which God is moving through the voices of the marginalized.
Duke University, Lester Ruth
Durham, North Carolina | 2024
To produce an anthology of curated primary sources to provide easier access to key documents related to the historical development of contemporary praise and worship music.
Faith Mennonite Church
Leamington, Ontario | 2024
To equip lay leaders by hosting workshops that broaden understanding of what preaching can be in an intergenerational and hybrid worship context in order to expand leaders’ repertoire of meaningful ways of engaging with scripture to facilitate spiritual growth.
First Baptist Church of McMinnville
McMinnville, Oregon | 2024
To deepen connections between worshipers and to encourage a practice of recognizing the sacred in all of life by centering corporate worship and home groups on practices of shared attention, communal creation, and joyful expression.
Freedom Outreach International
Spring Hill, Tennessee | 2024
To facilitate worship and learning opportunities centered around the sacraments of baptism and eucharist to help multicultural and multigenerational families in the local community become grounded in their faith.
Fuller Theological Seminary, Jennifer Ackerman
Pasedena, California | 2024
To study the impact arts-based training encouraging curiosity, creativity, and courage has on pastoral leadership to increase pastors' capacity to lead vibrant, justice-oriented communities of worship.
Fuller Theological Seminary, Matthew Kaemingk
Pasedena, California | 2024
To create a handbook that will provide leaders with a host of songs, prayers, blessings, sample worship services, sermon topics, and guides for small-group discussion to equip pastors and worship leaders with practical ideas, advice, and resources to lead effective worship for workers.
Fuller Seminary: Division of Formation
Pasadena, California | 2024
To equip leaders to create a pilgrimage experience in their own context by together engaging the embodied experience of pilgrimage and developing worship resources for their communities out of that experience.
Gooding United Methodist Church
Gooding, Idaho | 2024
To gather, share, and celebrate personal testimonies and connect them to the gospel story to illustrate in gathered worship the ways participants worship in all of life.
Grace and St John's Episcopal Church
New Haven, Connecticut | 2024
To strengthen public worship and witness by building capacity in the music ministry, instituting a public worship event, and creating an outdoor mural.