Institute of Liturgical Studies at Valparaiso University
Emerging Leader Award
The Institute of Liturgical Studies at Valparaiso University seeks to recognize young leaders who have made or are making significant contributions to the church in the areas of liturgy, congregational song, preaching, music, and/or writing for the whole church. This award has a twofold purpose:
Potential – Through this award, the Institute hopes to raise up and honor individuals early in their professional life with the hope of providing encouragement and support to them throughout their careers.
Recognition – Through this award, the Institute acknowledges significant gifts already made by these individuals for the good of the whole church.
Qualifications considered for this award are among the following:
- Publications or writings
- Involvement in the wider church
- Leadership among peers
- An ongoing commitment to education and growth
- A rootedness in the liturgical tradition
- Creativeness in expressing the liturgy and song of the church
Designed for someone in the first 10 to 15 years of their professional career, this award will be given on an annual basis at the Institute of Liturgical Studies Banquet. It is designed to celebrate gifts, sensibilities, and capabilities demonstrated through faithful leadership and outstanding contribution to the liturgical life of the church.
With this award will come a cash award of $500.00 to be used by the recipient for continuing education.
Each year’s nominations should be submitted to the director of the Institute by September 1 of the preceding year in which the award is given:
Lorraine Brugh, 1709 Chapel Dr., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383