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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A Place in the Conversation
Landenberg, Pennsylvania | 2023
To engage ten congregations in developing a tool that encourages each to move beyond speaking primarily about personal preferences in worship and to embrace deeper ways of speaking about each congregation’s unique strengths and callings.
Wheaton, Illinois | 2023
To implement a mentoring program for worship pastors that focuses on developing liturgical and everyday worship practices to encourage creation care as a way of loving our neighbors and God our creator.
Asbury Theological Seminary
Wilmore, Kentucky | 2023
To promote the inclusion of minority worship leaders in chapel services through inviting diverse guest leaders and emphasizing the theological potential of minoritized worship expressions in seminary courses and in a colloquium.
Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission
Lebanon, New Jersey | 2023
To develop contextualized liturgies for life in the climate crisis through a collaborative learning community and video creation.
Bethel Christian Reformed Church
Edmonton, Alberta | 2023
To train young worship leaders and strengthen congregational worship through developing an intergenerational mentorship program.
Celestial Church of Christ, Emmanuel Parish
Toronto, Ontario | 2023
To train worship leaders in the theology and practice of intergenerational and innovative worship (including African music and liturgy, dance, and visual arts) through developing opportunities for education, prayer, and collaborative planning of major festival services.
Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry, Fuller Seminary
Pasadena, California | 2023
To support pastoral enrichment for second-generation Korean American pastors through piloting a cohort program that incorporates contextual formation, spiritual direction, pastoral rejuvenation, and funding for liturgical experimentation by cohort members.
Central Christian Church
Indianapolis, Indiana | 2023
To become a more hospitable and anti-racist church through training and reflection to deconstruct white-centered worship norms and by expanding the multiplicity of non-Eurocentric ways that we engage in worship.
Chasing Justice Together
Chicago, Illinois | 2023
To equip emerging BIPOC worship artist activists to shape their local ministries to develop a prophetic imagination that celebrates the goodness and beauty of the justice God seeks for our world.
Catonsville, Maryland | 2023
To integrate intergenerational relationships, imagination, and playfulness into worship life to promote faith formation that begins in and transcends the rituals of worship.