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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Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church
Tarboro, North Carolina | 2019
To promote a vibrant experience of the Lord’s Supper in which worshipers experience God’s nourishing presence by engaging in new forms of communion liturgies.
Lee University, Lisa Milligan Long
Cleveland, Tennessee | 2019
To survey worshipers' understanding of the effect of participation in the Lord's Supper, and to offer methods to leaders in a variety of denominational settings for deepening Eucharistic participation.
Raleigh Mennonite Church
Raleigh, North Carolina | 2019
To renew a robust Communion practice by exploring the ways global, local, and congregational table practices deepen worshipers’ engagement with God and the world.
Root and Branch Church
Chicago, Illinois | 2019
To build relationships around the table by exploring a dinner church format and by reflecting on Scripture to create new songs that represent this expression of worship.
Cary First Christian Church
Cary, North Carolina | 2017
To strengthen participation in the sacraments through study and reflection on the connections between baptism, communion, faith formation and Christian community.
Chicago, Illinois | 2017
To live deeply into the Scriptural connection between the Lord’s Supper and social witness, with particular awareness of the contextual challenges of racism and violence.
Central Woodward Christian Church
Troy, Michigan | 2016
To develop a missional theology of the table and create worship resources in order to better connect worship with a missional vocation.
First Presbyterian Church
St Cloud, Minnesota | 2016
To strengthen practices of the sacraments through artistic expressions that will amplify the meaning of the sacraments and strengthen community.
St Monica Catholic Community
Santa Monica, California | 2016
To cultivate youth to lead as well-formed liturgical musicians and ministers, expanding their knowledge of worship in music, ritual, and text.
New Brighton Free Methodist Church
New Brighton, Pennsylvania | 2015
To articulate a shared theology of worship and understanding of the Lord's Supper in order to enrich worship participation and practices throughout the church year.