Worship Grant Awarded to Tyndale

Friday, May 24, 2013

Tyndale University College & Seminary is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a worship renewal grant for $12,000 from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW). This grant provides the opportunity to nurture students in their pursuit to become worship leaders who provide theologically astute and creative worship services in a variety of formats. The funds will be used to train one worship coordinator and 3 worship interns in planning and leading worship primarily in chapels at Tyndale, but also beyond that in congregations, youth groups, retreats and camps.

“I am thrilled at the prospect of shaping the reflection and practices of young worship leaders at Tyndale. There are so many young people here passionate about leading others in the musical aspect of community worship, and this is a great opportunity to be challenged in our thinking, planning and leading in our chapels…eventually our students will go out to lead and shape worship gatherings elsewhere,” said the project’s director Joan Devries, Dean of Students at Tyndale Seminary.

“This year,” said Betty Grit, manager of the Worship Renewal Grants program, “the CICW received proposals from 16 denominations, 24 states and four Canadian provinces.” An advisory board of pastors and teachers from a variety of backgrounds assisted in the grant selection and the 28 proposals being funded represent congregations and schools from 11 denominations in 15 states, and two Canadian provinces. 

Tyndale plans to use the funds from this grant primarily on retreats, workshops, conferences, resources and field trips to further encourage growth among its chapel  leadership team. The four members of this team will work closely with each other to produce a more collegial and comprehensive chapel planning as well as to receive access to mentoring and training.

The Worship Renewal Grants Program is generously supported by the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc., founded in 1937.



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