Since 2000, Vital Worship, Vital Preaching 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
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.
Iglesia Luterana Príncipe de Paz
Orlando, Florida | 2022
To create a children’s choir to include children in the church’s worship services and enhance the congregational worship experience.
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, Indiana | 2022
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.
Morada de Justicia
Miami, Florida | 2022
To train the worship team on the theology of worship and on practical musical and vocal abilities.
Raleigh Mennonite Church
Raleigh, North Carolina | 2022
To investigate how the legacy of white supremacy affects worship practices, to learn to better appreciate and include worship materials from other cultures without appropriating, and to learn how anti-racist practices are implemented by other churches leading the way in these efforts.
The Bridge Church at Bear Creek
Lakewood, Colorado | 2022
To mentor and develop young people in worship leadership by conducting art lessons, providing creative spaces, and fostering collaborative music teams that will facilitate the full participation of young people in leadership in the community.
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Richmond, Virginia | 2022
To promote a deep understanding of how pipe organs can be used to lead, accompany, and inspire the community to sing by hosting four worship festivals that explore musical and liturgical territory not typically associated with the organ.
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.
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.
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.