Aug 14, 2019 Print This Article

Capstone worship grant

Dean of Chapel Dr. Kent Burreson and Dr. Rhoda Schuler, term professor of Theology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., held a capstone event June 6–7 on campus for their worship grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW).

Representatives from all eight of the Lutheran congregations with which Burreson and Schuler have worked over the last year as part of their research were on hand for the event.

In spring 2018, the Seminary was one of 44 recipients and the only seminary chosen as part of the “Vital Worship Grants Program” from the CICW in Grand Rapids, Mich., for 2018–19. The $18,000 grant was used by Burreson and Schuler to conduct a yearlong study of congregations with successful catechumenate programs that can be replicated and adapted for use in other congregations. The study’s goal is to strengthen the patterns for discipleship and participation in church life among millennials and Generation Z.

Read more about the grant.