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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Wheaton College, Karen Johnson
Wheaton, Illinois | 2021
To study Christians who have historically worshipped together across racial lines, using case studies to explore how thinking Christianly and historically about race’s effect on American worship might help churches foster reconciliation in the present.
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Andrew Wymer and Kristen Daley Mosier
Evanston, Illinois | 2020
To engage the baptismal practices of diverse Christian communities in regions impacted by toxic water, and to construct a theoretical and practical vision of baptismal solidarity for the broader Church.
McCormick Theological Seminary, Lis Valle-Ruiz
Chicago, Illinois | 2020
To study digitally mediated worship and preaching practices as it relates to the embodied experience, presence, and active participation from the perspectives of the worshipers.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Mimi Larson
Wheaton, Illinois | 2020
To gather wisdom from ministry leaders who thoughtfully engage children in worship, seeking to better theological and pedagogical understanding of how children make meaning of their worship experiences.
Root and Branch Church
Chicago, Illinois | 2019
To build relationships around the table by exploring a dinner church format and by reflecting on Scripture to create new songs that represent this expression of worship.
Trinity Christian College, Kyle Dieleman
Palos Heights, Illinois | 2019
To study the relationship between Sabbath observance and spiritual formation, offering historical insights and exploring contemporary adaptations.
Young Life Capernaum
Libertyville, Illinois | 2019
To use Vertical Habits to disciple young adults with developmental disabilities, and to help churches break down barriers to the full, conscious, active participation of those young adults in worship.
Grace and Peace Community Church
Chicago, Illinois | 2018
To reflect on Scripture and culture in order to compose songs and worship expressions that are fitting to a multicultural urban congregational context.
Grace Chicago Church
Chicago, Illinois | 2017
To expand an understanding of corporate worship as a means of God’s grace and spiritual formation by practicing worship habits using the arts.
Grace Community CRC
Oak Lawn, Illinois | 2017
To facilitate dialogue about the meaning of worship in order to hospitably engage and develop appreciation for a wide variety of worship practices.