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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Abiding Savior Lutheran Church
Columbia, Maryland | 2011
To explore and enrich understanding of public prayer in two congregations through an extensive study of prayer with a focus on the Psalms to shape the practice of congregational prayer that extends to the personal prayer life of individuals.
Archdiocese of Galveston - Houston Office of Worship
Houston, Texas | 2011
To create an Hispanic Music Ministry Formation Program to engage musicians throughout the Archdiocese in a study of Hispanic music and the role of the music in each liturgical season that will inform the leaders to select and lead music that is liturgically appropriate.
Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia | 2011
To engage teachers, composers and hymn writers in a study of practices and repertories of congregational song in North America that includes a collaborative consultation, a year-long partnership with congregations across the country and a concluding event to give new insights into the patterns in place and imagine prophetic renewal of the church’s song and leadership.
Carey Theological College
Vancouver, British Columbia | 2011
To equip pastors and worship leaders in the free church tradition to recover the observance of the Church Year through a series of workshops and seminars to shape the worship life and spiritual formation of adults and children.
Christ the King Presbyterian Church
Raleigh, North Carolina | 2011
To explore how Christ is proclaimed and remembered in the context of the weekly Lord’s Supper liturgy through study and workshops that will train an intergenerational scripture reading team and the congregation so that speaking and hearing scripture will deepen the observance of communion.
Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)
Wenham, Massachusetts | 2011
To partner with local congregations by offering “hands-on” experiences in the visual arts as a means for artists and congregations to study and respond to the Creation Psalms.
Concordia University College
Edmonton, Alberta | 2011
To equip church musicians and worship leaders in a geographical area where church leaders often feel isolated by offering a day long gathering for training and discussion, book study groups sharing their learning throughout the year and a final gathering to celebrate what has been learned.
East Point Church
East Point, Georgia | 2011
To examine how songs, prayers and sermons point worshipers to God through quarterly workshops which include historic hymns and catechisms to educate the congregation and leaders in other congregations.
Episcopal Church of St Paul and St James
New Haven, Connecticut | 2011
To equip members of the congregation to plan and lead worship by offering workshops, retreats, and opportunities for congregational reflection as they explore what jazz worship means to the multi-cultural, multi-generational congregation.
Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC)
Washington, District of Columbia | 2011
To encourage the full, active and conscious engagement of youth in public worship and to create bilingual resources in collaboration with the National Federation of Youth Ministers (NFCYM) that will promote liturgy as the heart of Christian life.