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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Knox College, Sarah Travis
Toronto, Ontario | 2021
To create and field-test a preaching and liturgical resource addressing reconciliation among Settler Canadians and Indigenous peoples for the Presbyterian Church in Canada, based on two Calls to Action from the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
OCAD University, David Pereyra
Toronto, Ontario | 2021
To gather diverse worshiping communities in online workshops and webinars in order to create a culture of inclusion by assessing inclusive thinking, helping communities develop strategies to increase their inclusivity, and gathering data to develop on online reference guide on accessibility that will empower faith leaders to use varied strategies of inclusion.
University of Ottawa, Paul Heintzman
Ottawa, Ontario | 2021
To investigate how Christian worship and leisure influence each other in order to better understand the relationship between them, so that Christian worship may be enhanced, and the leisure of Christians can also be enriched.
First CRC of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario | 2020
Project Director: Lynette Postuma & Karen Zwart Hielema
To invite people into the biblical story and exploration of the seasons of the liturgical year by collaborating on a permanent artwork for worship.
First Hamilton Christian Reformed Church
Hamilton, Ontario | 2020
Project Director: Dawn Berkelaar
To nourish the faith of worshipers by experiencing and reflecting on different ways of celebrating the Lord's Supper and reconnecting it to the preaching of the Word.
Conrad Grebel University College, Carol Penner
Waterloo, Ontario | 2019
To research Anabaptist worship materials and curate a centralized online site to make historical and contemporary Mennonite resources available for all to use.
Kanata United Church
Ottawa, Ontario | 2019
To help worshipers live into the salvation story in the liturgical year by participating in collaborative art-making that will be incorporated into corporate worship.
St. Giles Kingsway Presbyterian Church
Toronto, Ontario | 2019
To create a robust sending rite that empowers and commissions worshipers to engage God’s work in the world in their daily lives.
Knox Presbyterian Church
Toronto, Ontario | 2018
To identify, disciple, equip, and encourage a group of diverse worship leaders who can implement multicultural worship that reflects the diversity present in the congregation and community.
Toronto, Ontario | 2017
To explore the role of public worship in forming institutional identity by incorporating worship practices that reflect the diversity of the community and its spiritual needs.