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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Seventh Day Baptist General Conference
Janesville, Wisconsin | 2022
To promote unity and diversity in local Seventh Day Baptist congregations by gathering worship leaders to discern the transcultural, contextual, cross-cultural, and counter-culture nature of worship as they worship together in diverse ways.
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Demetrius K. Williams
Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 2021
To explore the cross of Christ in African American Christian experience as motivation for piety, political engagement, and social protest by researching spirituals, narratives, sermons, and other resources that highlight the importance of the cross of Christ for notions of freedom and the unity of humanity in the church's public witness.
Union Congregational United Church of Christ
Green Bay, Wisconsin | 2019
To deepen worshipers’ love of God and neighbor through disciplined improvisations of jazz in worship.
Liberty and Truth Ministries Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 2018
To cross cultural boundaries between worshiping communities in the city by training and equipping local worship leaders to hospitably lead multicultural worship.
Nashotah, Wisconsin | 2011
To create opportunities for renewed Anglican-Orthodox dialogue that will deepen understanding of worship grammar and rhetoric and implement and integrate elements of Orthodox piety into worship and devotional life within the bounds of Anglican heritage.
Northwest Baptist Church
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin | 2010
To offer a series of intergenerational workshops, book studies and conversations with other churches that will help implement multisensory worship services interwoven with new sermon-based small groups to help the congregation better understand, retain, and apply God's truth to their lives.
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Green Bay, Wisconsin | 2009
To initiate avenues for teens and young adults to become involved in planning and leading worship for a growing multicultural congregation.
St. Michael and St. Rose Parishes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 2009
To provide training in liturgical practices and music for the multicultural youth choirs of two churches that will encourage youth to take an active role in worship as a way to strengthen their identity within the worshiping community.
Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church
Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 2006
To gather information and establish a common set of expectations and values for worship services, to identify planning models that work within the framework of shared responsibility, and to implement these guidelines and models in the long-range planning of a year of worship services.
St. Michael Parish
Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 2003
To train choirs and choir directors of six congregations which include Hmong, Lao, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Anglo- and African-American Christians and represent more than 3400 people, to refine their skills and renew their sense of mission. This project involves conducting retreats and workshops, and commissioning members to write music for the choir that is bi-lingual, appropriate for worship and specific to events such as Pentecost and Palm Sunday.