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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Allen Chapel AME Church, 2021
Kalamazoo, Michigan | 2021
Project Director: Sarah Horton
To enrich worship by engaging the arts in order to promote healing and understanding in the midst of social injustices.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), Rebecca Slough
Elkhart, Indiana | 2021
To explore how the spatial and visual dimensions of congregational worship shape diverse Anabaptist communities, in order to create resources that facilitate culturally-informed reflection on visual arts in worship and to curate visual art resources for use in Anabaptist worship.
Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI)
Princeton, New Jersey | 2021
Project Director: Sushama Austin-Connor
To promote and teach social justice-centered worship through proclamation, practice, and protest.
Candler School of Theology, Antonio Alonso
Atlanta, Georgia | 2021
To tell the story of the theological significance of ordinary material objects and the theological convictions they express, in order to encourage deeper attentiveness to the diverse materials through which we worship God.
Cardiphonia, a department of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl.
Brentwood, Tennessee | 2021
Project Director: Anna Gabhart
To curate art and liturgy into an experience of Stations of the Resurrection that will promote a deeper engagement with the season of Eastertide and the grace of Christ's resurrection.
Church Music Ministry of Canada, 2021
Coquitlam, British Columbia | 2021
Project Director: Herbert H. Tsang
To engage in hymn singing in worship that facilitates the participation of worshipers of multiple abilities, generations, and languages.
Rock Hill, South Carolina | 2021
Project Director: Dr. Tony McNeill
To engage in biblical and theological reflection, practical training, and collaboration to initiate chapel worship that promotes individual and collective formation of students around the core values of the institution.
Dallas International University, Beth Argot
Dallas, Texas | 2021
To study the relationship between historical worship practices and arts and trauma healing practices in order to explore the potential for healing and increased wellbeing of worshipers within the context of public worship.
Dordt University, Jeremy Perigo
Sioux Center, Iowa | 2021
To investigate emerging issues in liturgical theology through podcast and video interviews with scholars and practitioners, in order to empower local ministry leaders and churches to discern theologically and imagine liturgically the characteristics of Christian worship in their own context.
Duke University Divinity School, John Ruth
Durham, North Carolina | 2021
To survey the present state of college and seminary instruction on the theology, history, and practice of contemporary praise and worship, and to engage scholars in conversation around recent and emerging scholarship on contemporary worship in order to create a podcast series and a curriculum guide for worship educators and church practitioners.