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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Rock Hill, South Carolina | 2021
Project Director: Dr. Tony McNeill
To engage in biblical and theological reflection, practical training, and collaboration to initiate chapel worship that promotes individual and collective formation of students around the core values of the institution.
The Historic Penn Center
St. Helena Island, South Carolina | 2021
Project Director: Charlene M. Spearen, Ph.D.
To explore the parables of Jesus in the Gullah translation of the Bible using four art forms, in order to enhance the discipleship, prayer and worship of four congregations.
Trinity Baptist Church
Columbia, South Carolina | 2019
To educate the community and congregation regarding the rich heritage of the African-American worship experience in order to cultivate intergenerational unity.
Columbia, South Carolina | 2018
To deepen the prayer and worship of a campus community by engaging art in community worship spaces and by creating new art together as a devotional practice.
Alice Slater Youth Federation
North Charleston, South Carolina | 2010
To engage youth and young adults of 25 congregations in an intergenerational study of prayer, communion and worship planning that will equip worship leaders and develop sustainable habits of intergenerational worship in the congregations.
Christians in Theatre Arts
Greenville, South Carolina | 2008
To encourage five congregations to integrate theatre arts into worship with both artistic excellence and biblical integrity through a conference on theater in worship and a year long mentoring program for worship leaders.
Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Conway, South Carolina | 2007
To study a biblical perspective on worship through a series of workshops for worship leaders and local congregations with small group follow-up and implementation in individual congregations.
Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ National Music Department
Columbia, South Carolina | 2007
To train clergy and music staff in musical repertoire, theology of worship, and worship planning through a collaboration with eighteen local congregations.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Taylors, South Carolina | 2007
To increase congregational participation and knowledge of worship through the incorporation of the arts and the development of a worship planning team.
Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc., National Music Department
Columbia, South Carolina | 2005
To train and inspire clergy and lay leaders through national music, worship and staff development sessions for the purpose of developing innovative worship practices that affirm theology and music to promote the gospel message.