Our History

The Institute for Spiritual Development has been in Washington D.C. for 30 years, but the church was actually founded in Sparta, N.J. 40 years ago.  It was the first church chartered in the state of New Jersey in 75 years.

We are a God-Centered, metaphysical church and community dedicated to our growing spiritual awareness. We specialize in experiencing sacred space, and one step into our sanctuary you will feel it.

We believe that all of us communicate directly with the Divine, and that we do not need an intercessor.

Our Water Garden

We believe that the divine gifts of prophecy and healing are given to all, and everyone can develop those abilities.

The best way to find out about us is to attend a Sunday Service or an event.  You are most welcome!