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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American Lutheran Church
Clinton Township, Michigan | 2017
To deepen members’ experience of the holiness of God by exploring how various art forms can strengthen liturgical participation.
Bethlen Home of the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America
Ligonier, Pennsylvania | 2017
To cultivate young Christian leaders to mature in a life-long faith by empowering them with the skills and knowledge to lead intergenerational worship.
Bridge Street African Wesleyan Methodist Espiscopal Church
Brooklyn, New York | 2017
To frame communal hymn singing as a spiritual discipline in order to increase worshipers’ awareness of God.
Carey Theological College
Vancouver, British Columbia | 2017
To unite persons of different generations in multilingual Chinese-Canadian churches by fostering collaboration between pastors and worship leaders and by strengthening intergenerational engagement with the Psalms.
Carver Christian High School
Burnaby, British Columbia | 2017
To equip youth to reflect on contextual needs as they plan, lead, and evaluate worship.
Cary First Christian Church
Cary, North Carolina | 2017
To strengthen participation in the sacraments through study and reflection on the connections between baptism, communion, faith formation and Christian community.
Christ United Methodist Church
Memphis, Tennessee | 2017
To connect the public worship of churches with worshipers’ personal grief by studying historical and biblical liturgies of lament.
Grand Rapids, Michigan | 2017
To integrate regular campus worship with the academic undergraduate liberal arts curriculum as a source of Christian formation.
First Christian Church
Jefferson City, Missouri | 2017
To equip lay leaders by providing training in giving testimony, proclaiming Scripture, offering public prayer, celebrating communion, and leading robust congregational song.
First Presbyterian Church
McMinnville, Oregon | 2017
To discern God’s presence by exploring connections between corporate worship and responsiveness to God in daily life.