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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Belmont University, Adam Perez
Nashville, Tennessee | 2023
To assess the distribution and reception of popular worship songs and the relationship between the worship music industry and local worship practitioners, in order to equip practitioners with a deeper understanding of the forces that impact their worship song selections.
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Jackson, Tennessee | 2023
To strengthen worshipers’ experience of communion and to deepen the connections between Eucharistic worship and all areas of life by gathering parishioners for weekly opportunities to study, reflect, and practice community.
Cardiphonia, a department of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl.
Brentwood, Tennessee | 2021
To curate art and liturgy into an experience of Stations of the Resurrection that will promote a deeper engagement with the season of Eastertide and the grace of Christ's resurrection.
Lee University, Christopher A. Stephenson
Cleveland, Tennessee | 2021
To develop a pneumatological perspective on baptism and the Lord's Supper that nurtures vibrant experiences of the Holy Spirit within traditional liturgical forms and practices, and to encourage substantial Pentecostal contributions to ecumenical dialogue on the sacraments.
Freedom Outreach International: Ministry to the Military
Cleveland, Tennessee | 2019
To develop intentional worship models for military congregations that remove barriers to those who are experiencing PTSD and to facilitate connection through prayer.
Lee University, Lisa Milligan Long
Cleveland, Tennessee | 2019
To survey worshipers' understanding of the effect of participation in the Lord's Supper, and to offer methods to leaders in a variety of denominational settings for deepening Eucharistic participation.
Vanderbilt University, Erik Carter
Nashville, Tennessee | 2019
To explore essential dimensions of accessible worship and identify promising pathways for renewing worship practices which welcome the full participation of people across the spectrum of ability and disability.
Nashville, Tennessee | 2018
To develop a chapel worship ministry that reflects the ethnic and ecclesial diversity of the campus and community by welcoming diverse theologians and practitioners and cultivating relationships with local churches.
The Outreach Foundation
Franklin, Tennessee | 2018
To equip and encourage leaders to implement new practices in their congregations that express the connection between worship, mission, and discipleship, through exposure to leaders from different continents and ethnicities.
Christ United Methodist Church
Memphis, Tennessee | 2017
To connect the public worship of churches with worshipers’ personal grief by studying historical and biblical liturgies of lament.