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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OCAD University, David Pereyra
Toronto, Ontario | 2021
To gather diverse worshiping communities in online workshops and webinars in order to create a culture of inclusion by assessing inclusive thinking, helping communities develop strategies to increase their inclusivity, and gathering data to develop on online reference guide on accessibility that will empower faith leaders to use varied strategies of inclusion.
Volunteers of America Northern Rockies (VOANR)
Sheridan, Wyoming | 2021
To create and implement worship services designed to restore the self-worth of worshipers who have suffered moral injury and to provide spiritual renewal and hope to them and their families.
Columbia Theological Seminary, Rebecca Spurrier
Decatur, Georgia | 2020
To create a liturgical resource that responds to ableist images, narratives, and symbols that are common in Christian worship, drawing from insights in liturgical studies and disability studies.
First Church in Windsor
Windsor, Connecticut | 2020
To use liturgical art and creative rituals to create inclusive worship that welcomes worshipers of all ages, abilities and cultures.
Mililani Presbyterian Church and Preschool
Mililani, Hawaii | 2020
To develop age-appropriate preschool chapel worship and classroom faith formation by exploring how children worship and connecting little ones' lives to God.
Saint Thomas More Catholic Community
Saint Paul, Minnesota | 2020
To break down barriers to full participation in worship by identifying the ways people may be prevented from feeling welcomed or included and creating new practices that welcome all.
Bridge Disability Ministries
Bellevue, Washington | 2019
To develop a program that will assist churches in becoming physically, culturally, and spiritually accessible to people with disabilities, in order to create worshiping communities that honor the gifts and full participation of each person.
Freedom Outreach International: Ministry to the Military
Cleveland, Tennessee | 2019
To develop intentional worship models for military congregations that remove barriers to those who are experiencing PTSD and to facilitate connection through prayer.
Redeemed Christian Church of God Strong Tower Parish
Minneapolis, Minnesota | 2019
To facilitate the full participation in worship of persons with dementia by engaging with experts in inclusive worship in order to provide all worshipers with increased spiritual transformation and social connectedness.
South Congregational Church
Centerville, Massachusetts | 2019
To implement outdoor worship services designed to extend a ministry of hospitality to the community.