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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14th Street Christian Reformed Church
Holland, Michigan | 2010
To engage the congregation in a study of the Psalms and Vertical Habits as a framework for worship throughout the liturgical year and to create visual arts and language that will remind the congregation that worship is a dialogue with God that can be carried into their daily lives.
Aldrich Avenue Presbyterian Church
Minneapolis, Minnesota | 2010
To embrace, celebrate and transcend generational and cultural differences through study and practice of reconciliation in congregational worship and in workshops with neighboring congregations that will include learning, worship and sharing in the Lord's Supper.
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.
Angel Community Church
Muskegon, Michigan | 2010
To explore the role of culture in Christian worship through a series of workshops on the use and creation of visual art, dance, and drama that engages the congregation in a dialogue about what it means to be both Reformed and African-American.
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center - Department of Pastoral Care - 2010
Cincinnati, Ohio | 2010
To create a common language for worship among staff and clients through lament, Psalms and the Vertical Habits at an adolescent residential psychiatric treatment facility that will lead to corporate and personal worship that promotes spiritual healing.
East Second Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Lexington, New York | 2010
To engage members of the congregation in Worship Renewal Circles that will deepen their understanding of worship, encourage the creation of worship journals and share their learnings with two neighboring congregations.
First AME Bethel Church - 2010
New York, New York | 2010
To encourage personal and public prayer practices in worshipers of all ages by creating a language for prayer through Lectio divina, praying the Psalms, and media that includes Twitter and Facebook.
First Presbyterian Church of Altadena - 2010
Altadena, California | 2010
To engage the congregation in study and reflection of the Lord's Supper and unity that will extend hospitality and shape their life together as they move from being a mono-cultural to multi-cultural congregation.
First Presbyterian Church of San Bernardino
San Bernardino, California | 2010
To offer hands-on intergenerational workshops which combine theological reflection with prayerful creativity to build trust and strengthen ties as they create thoughtful art for worship.
First United Presbyterian Church
Dunkirk, New York | 2010
To engage the congregation in learning about diverse cultural and linguistic worship resources such as music, visual art and dance and to use them in worship to better reflect the growing diversity in the community and in the congregation.