CICW has awarded Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants for over 20 years to teacher-scholars and worshiping communities in 45+ states and provinces and across 40+ denominations and traditions—including Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, non-denominational, and other Protestant communities.
While worship styles and practices vary greatly across these traditions, the grant projects typically explore at least one of CICW’s ten core convictions related to worship. Explore the hundreds of projects we’ve funded across both streams of the program.
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Allen Chapel AME Church, 2021
Kalamazoo, Michigan | 2021
To enrich worship by engaging the arts in order to promote healing and understanding in the midst of social injustices.
Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI)
Princeton, New Jersey | 2021
To promote and teach social justice-centered worship through proclamation, practice, and protest.
Cardiphonia, a department of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl.
Brentwood, Tennessee | 2021
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
To engage in hymn singing in worship that facilitates the participation of worshipers of multiple abilities, generations, and languages.
Rock Hill, South Carolina | 2021
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.
Eden Theological Seminary
St. Louis, Missouri | 2021
In response to the challenges of the pandemic, to use the Psalms to explore lament, grief, and resilience by engaging in liturgical arts that tell worshipers' stories, name challenges and losses, and cultivate healing and hope.
First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York | 2021
To develop best practices for engaging and uniting online and in-person worshipers in formative and participative worship.
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
New York, New York | 2021
To emulate Jesus’ love and concern by renewing worship in light of the gifts, needs and justice concerns of the transgender community and queer communities of color.
Hope College Campus Ministries
Holland, Michigan | 2021
To engage in a liturgical and theological exploration of the biblical language and metaphor of friendship as a resource for the spiritual growth of the college community and for exploring issues of worship and justice.
Lyons Evangelical Church
Caldwell, Texas | 2021
To enrich support and care for the bereaved by developing liturgical practices that sustain the faith of grief-stricken worshipers while remaining vibrant and inclusive of the whole church community.