Since 2000, Vital Worship, Vital Preaching 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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Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry, Fuller Seminary
Pasadena, California | 2023
To support pastoral enrichment for second-generation Korean American pastors through piloting a cohort program that incorporates contextual formation, spiritual direction, pastoral rejuvenation, and funding for liturgical experimentation by cohort members.
Central Christian Church
Indianapolis, Indiana | 2023
To become a more hospitable and anti-racist church through training and reflection to deconstruct white-centered worship norms and by expanding the multiplicity of non-Eurocentric ways that we engage in worship.
Chasing Justice Together
Chicago, Illinois | 2023
To equip emerging BIPOC worship artist activists to shape their local ministries to develop a prophetic imagination that celebrates the goodness and beauty of the justice God seeks for our world.
Catonsville, Maryland | 2023
To integrate intergenerational relationships, imagination, and playfulness into worship life to promote faith formation that begins in and transcends the rituals of worship.
Church for All People
Columbus, Ohio | 2023
To intentionally engage the views of the full range of our racially and economically diverse congregation about the meaning and purpose of worship and to integrate their ideas, gifts, and perspectives into worship practices that feel authentic and hospitable to all.
Church Music Ministry of Canada
Coquitlam, British Columbia | 2023
To encourage and equip choir members as worship leaders, not performers, by creating a network for choirs in Vancouver’s Chinese churches that will commission hymn anthems, share resources, and prepare choir members to strengthen the corporate ministry of congregational singing.
Church on The Ave
Seattle, Washington | 2023
To create a worship learning and vision group that will develop its theological understanding of worship and collaboratively imagine and implement new, culturally inclusive worship elements.
Columbia Theological Seminary, Jake Myers
Decatur, Georgia | 2023
To create a series of free, open-access homiletical education videos that empower and equip bi-vocational preachers for more faithful, creative, and transformative service to the Church.
Congregational Church of the Good Shepherd
Chicago, Illinois | 2023
To connect older and younger generations in both church and neighborhood communities through creating virtual meeting places for online worshipers and by creating opportunities for intergenerational musical and artistic engagement.
Cornerstone University, Eunice Hong
Grand Rapids, Michigan | 2023
To gain a better understanding of Asian American women clergy’s experiences of congregational and worship leadership, exploring the kinds of resources that would support their flourishing.