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 Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Katie Graber
Elkhart, Indiana | 2023
To help communities critically engage questions about why we sing diverse music and how we can do it justly by collaboratively creating a hymnal companion-style volume that aids North American communities as they sing songs from around the world.
Central Christian Church
Indianapolis, Indiana | 2023
To become a more hospitable and anti-racist church through training and reflection to deconstruct white-centered worship norms and by expanding the multiplicity of non-Eurocentric ways that we engage in worship.
St. Pius X Catholic Church
Granger, Indiana | 2023
To promote a community that moves from inclusion to belonging for congregants with intellectual disabilities and their families by reducing barriers to full participation and forming the congregation to actively welcome everyone made in God’s image.
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.
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.
University of Notre Dame Folk Choir, J.J. Wright
South Bend, Indiana | 2022
To teach Christian communities how to see grace and mercy in loss and suffering by enabling young people to contemplate difficult questions as they rehearse and perform the newly composed Passion for the Innocents.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), Rebecca Slough
Elkhart, Indiana | 2021
To explore how the spatial and visual dimensions of congregational worship shape diverse Anabaptist communities, in order to create resources that facilitate culturally-informed reflection on visual arts in worship and to curate visual art resources for use in Anabaptist worship.
Goshen College, John D. Roth
Goshen, Indiana | 2021
To foster ecumenical conversations about baptism by hosting seminars for pastors and lay leaders using a newly created accessible study guide on the recent groundbreaking report of the international Lutheran-Mennonite-Roman Catholic Trilateral Dialogue on Baptism.
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, Sr. Jeana Visel
St. Meinrad, Indiana | 2021
To support deeper study and experience of Byzantine iconography and theology by creating a moveable iconostasis that will aid the community's growth in knowledge and appreciation of the theology and spiritual practices of iconography and broaden its experience of Eastern expressions of worship.
South Meridian Church of God
Anderson, Indiana | 2021
To study, develop, and implement liturgical practices that equip worshipers for mission, and to discover gifts in the community that can be assets to the church's worship.