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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Bethel Christian Reformed Church
Edmonton, Alberta | 2023
To train young worship leaders and strengthen congregational worship through developing an intergenerational mentorship program.
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.
Iglesia Vida y Esperanza
Miami, Florida | 2022
To develop a program to involve children and adolescents in public worship services and other ministry activities of the church aimed at reaching families with children in the neighborhood.
New Hope Presbyterian Church
Orange, California | 2022
To cultivate a youth worship culture that deepens their experiences of God, promotes a greater sense of belonging, and strengthens relationships among our youth.
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.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School/Sacred Play Cohort
Deerfield, Illinois | 2022
To explore how sacred play in a worship setting engages children in making meaning of their faith, while also discovering creative ways of enhancing worship for both children and congregations.
Miami, Florida | 2022
To involve the children’s ministry and the youth ministry in public worship.
National Association of the Church of God
West Middlesex, Pennsylvania | 2020
To use worship arts rituals as a tool to cultivate spiritual transformation in the lives of young people.
Serenity the Prince of Peace Church of God In Christ
Indianapolis, Indiana | 2020
To create a consortium of young adults who will be trained and mentored to design and execute a monthly ecumenical, multicultural, and multigenerational worship gathering.
Eastern Christian School Association
North Haledon, New Jersey | 2019
To expand students’ imagination and understanding of God and the people of God by implementing diverse worship expressions.