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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Anabaptist Worship Network
Elkhart, Indiana | 2022
Project Director: Anneli Loepp Thiessen
To gather songwriters, poets, and artists to produce songs, prayers, art pieces, and videos that will resource and inspire under-resourced Anabaptist communities across North America.
Au Sable Institute
Mancelona, Michigan | 2022
Project Director: Jon Terry
To support, connect, and amplify Christian college students who deeply care about God's earth by creating liturgies of restoration that students can live out in their everyday lives as they connect worship and the mission to serve.
Bethel Community Presbyterian Church
San Leandro, California | 2022
Project Director: Jazzy Johnson
To strengthen the hermeneutical skills, Biblical literacy, and spiritual agency of worshipers through the development of Bibliodrama in a local congregation that will help traumatized people to find themselves within the story of God.
Grand Rapids, Michigan | 2022
Project Director: Garrett Stier
To engage the beauty of art in worship in order to awaken our understanding and imagination of what it means to care for God’s created world.
Creston Christian Reformed Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan | 2022
Project Director: Daina Kraai
To empower the congregation and local community in the practice of biblical hospitality in order to reshape the worship experience to be more hospitable by engaging in outdoor worship and community meals.
David's United Church of Christ
Canal Winchester, Ohio | 2022
Project Director: Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell
To create sacred space by experimenting with seating arrangement, various forms of artwork, and sensory experiences in innovative and interactive ways, while being responsive to the needs of ministry during the pandemic.
First Presbyterian Church of Holt
Holt, Michigan | 2022
Project Director: Cheryl Gamber
To invite worshipers into reflection on traditions of liturgical art that facilitates engagement with wonder and the beauty of God, culminating in the collaborative creation of paraments for the worship space.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
St. Louis, Montana | 2022
Project Director: Christina Schempf
To deepen, enrich, and connect the individual and corporate worship life of congregants by drawing on the devotional practices of the saints throughout history in aesthetically rich and cohesive worship experiences that have corresponding practices which engage the senses and foster embodied devotional practices at home.
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, Indiana | 2022
Project Director: Zina Teague
To engage the history, stories, and traditions of Gospel music to better equip the Gospel Choir for leadership and to expand the chapel experience for all students.
New Hope Presbyterian Church
Orange, California | 2022
Project Director: Chineta Goodjoin
To cultivate a youth worship culture that deepens their experiences of God, promotes a greater sense of belonging, and strengthens relationships among our youth.