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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Center of Theological Inquiry, Erin Raffety
Princeton, New Jersey | 2022
To conduct interviews with persons living with chronic illness and Long COVID, and to analyze the convergence of cultural, theological, and disability-related perspectives among such persons in order to increase their full, conscious, active participation in worship.
Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI)
Princeton, New Jersey | 2021
Project Director: Sushama Austin-Connor
To promote and teach social justice-centered worship through proclamation, practice, and protest.
Sidebar Stories, 2021
Mount Holly, New Jersey | 2021
Project Director: Ron King
To discover and express fresh dimensions of God by equipping worshipers to give testimony to experiences of God at work through personal storytelling and visual art.
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.
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
New Brunswick, New Jersey | 2019
To facilitate meaningful, active participation of the whole community in worship by exploring the role of worship in theological education and methods of digital accessibility.
Mount Holly, New Jersey | 2019
To strengthen the role of testimony in worship by helping worshipers tell their stories through visual art, original song, and written narrative.
Asbury United Methodist Church
Woodlynne, New Jersey | 2018
To foster intergenerational and multicultural engagement in worship in order to deepen worshipers’ connections to Scripture, one another, their community, and their history.
Mustard Seed School
Hoboken, New Jersey | 2016
To facilitate culturally-varied worship experiences that will engage students in grades four through eight to make real connections with God in worship.
Mustard Seed School
Hoboken, New Jersey | 2013
To empower adolescents to study the Bible, explore their faith, find their voice, grow as leaders and strengthen their relationships to their pastors and churches while giving tools to teachers and pastors to learn about faith formation so that they are better able to shepherd students through adolescence.
Reformed Church of Highland Park
Highland Park, New Jersey | 2013
To offer three intergenerational “Psalm Plunges” that will provide space to look at the Psalms intentionally through lectures, worship and working together on songs, art projects, new lyrics for old hymns, liturgical elements, prayers, sentences, poems and other creativity inspired by the Psalms to help the congregation become more aware of how and why we worship as we do.