CICW has awarded Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants for over 20 years to teacher-scholars and worshiping communities in 45+ states and provinces and across 40+ denominations and traditions—including Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, non-denominational, and other Protestant communities.
While worship styles and practices vary greatly across these traditions, the grant projects typically explore at least one of CICW’s ten core convictions related to worship. Explore the hundreds of projects we’ve funded across both streams of the program.
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Croton on Hudson, New York | 2024
To design a dynamic and collaborative musical process and a multi-song piece to give voice to the ways in which God is moving through the voices of the marginalized.
St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
Yonkers, New York | 2024
To explore the role of music in Orthodox theological education in the midst of significant cultural and demographic changes and to develop a multicultural chant handbook that reflects the theological vision and demographic of the community and will facilitate spiritual formation.
Cheektowaga, New York | 2024
To revitalize the worship experience in three congregations who share the same worship space by expanding the use of worship arts and musical forms so that all may engage in worship that is healthy, vital, and spiritually engaging.
United Presbyterian Church of Walton
Walton, New York | 2022
To foster ecumenical connections among twelve churches by participating in the creation of pottery to form the faith of worshipers as the theological imagery of God as the potter whose hands continue to mold and reform is carried into the worship of each church and into ecumenical worship gatherings.
First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York | 2021
To develop best practices for engaging and uniting online and in-person worshipers in formative and participative worship.
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
New York, New York | 2021
To emulate Jesus’ love and concern by renewing worship in light of the gifts, needs and justice concerns of the transgender community and queer communities of color.
Not So Churchy, 2021
New York, New York | 2021
To deepen the community's experience of the presence of God and of connection with one another across geographic boundaries by exploring how the community and its understanding of worship has changed through the practice of online worship.
Park Avenue Christian Church
New York, New York | 2019
To enable deeper participation in scripture through drama, dance, and music as modes of proclamation.
All Angels Church
New York, New York | 2018
To equip children to embody the Christian story through drama in order to deepen their understanding of the God revealed in Scripture.
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.