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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Asbury Theological Seminary
Wilmore, Kentucky | 2020
Project Director: Jonathan A. Powers
To strengthen practices of congregational song by introducing a globally diverse diet of hymns and other congregational songs and by strengthening understanding of the contexts in which songs were created.
Au Sable Institute
Mancelona, Michigan | 2020
Project Director: Jon Terry
To foster integration between worship and science by connecting worship practices with the mission to serve, protect and restore God's earth.
Beloved Community Church
Cincinnati, Ohio | 2020
Project Director: Rev. Nelson Pierce, Jr.
To facilitate intergenerational worship by gathering mothers to collaboratively create worship practices for use in both corporate worship and in the home.
Christ Church Maplewood
Maplewood, Missouri | 2020
Project Director: Rebecca Turner
To reimagine worship as an act of justice by decolonizing the congregation's worship practices to ensure that each is engaged in a culturally appropriate way.
Grand Rapids, Michigan | 2020
Project Director: Garrett Stier
To provide space and practices for congregants and visual artists to deepen their understanding and engagement of lament.
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Minneapolis, Minnesota | 2020
Project Director: Maria Siebels
To facilitate the full participation of worshipers from all faith backgrounds by enhancing both the physical space for worship and the forms of music and visual arts in the liturgy.
Durham, North Carolina | 2020
Project Director: Reynolds Chapman
To explore the story of the shared neighborhood of seven churches in order to cultivate worship that is responsive to God's work in the churches' immediate context.
Ekklesia (United Ministries in Higher Education)
Springfield, Missouri | 2020
Project Director: Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman
To deepen worshipers' awareness of the beauty and character of God by engaging various art forms in an intergenerational and ecumenical context on campus and in partner churches.
First Baptist Church on Fifth
Winston-Salem, North Carolina | 2020
Project Director: David Williamson
To reflect the church's renewed mission to become a sanctuary for the city by broadening worshipers' imagination for worship and deepening its engagement with the community.
First Christian Church of Orange
Orange, California | 2020
Project Director: Dayna Kinkade
To create an intentional process for selecting music for congregational singing that promotes vibrant worship and facilitates the full, conscious, active participation of worshipers.