The first step to joining ISD-DC is to really experience the church. Explore the ways that it fits into your life, and enriches your personal Spiritual Journey. Participate in a Sunday Service; join in the post-service Fellowship Hour; attend a Psychic Fair, SpiritFest or Message Circle; receive a healing at a Wellness Expo; check out a class or a workshop.
Talk to people! Find out why they have chosen ISD-DC as their spiritual community. We LOVE to talk metaphysics and spirituality, and many congregants have found ISD-DC to be a place where they can share their spiritual experiences and ideas in a way that was just not possible anywhere else.
Review the Declaration of Principles. Since we are a non-denominational and non-dogmatic church, you certainly don’t have to believe in all of them exactly as they are written, but you will get an idea of what we as a community hold dear to our collective heart.
Meet with Pastor Rob Banaszak to share your reflections or ask your questions. Annual cost of membership is $20 for an individual, $30 for a family, and is renewed at the beginning of each year.
Most decide to become members of ISD-DC after they have been participating for at least six months, and find it to be a natural extension and expansion of their experience. ISD-DC becomes their Spiritual Community — a place of growth and of sanctuary. Members claim an active role in cultivating growth, fellowship and sustainability by sharing their time, their talents and their financial resources for the continued advancement of our Spiritual Community, and those who seek its energizing and healing activities.
We have several regular congregants who have chosen not to become members, which is just fine! Of course they are welcome!
We have two expectations of those who have chosen membership in our Spiritual Community: One is that members pledge their financial support — in whatever amount feels comfortable. You can fulfill that pledge weekly, monthly or annually, and the amount you have pledged is never made public. The second requirement of membership is that the members share their service to the church as a member of one or more of ISD-DC’s volunteer teams, like the ushers, gift boutique clerks, or Fellowship kitchen coordinators.
We offer a small discount for classes and events at ISD-DC to members, as well as in the gift shop, to thank members for their ongoing support.
If you choose to join, complete the Membership Form and the Pledge Form and give it to any minister. We will email you the membership info, just Click on ‘Contact Us’ and let us know how we can contact you.
When you become a member, we encourage you to choose to serve in some capacity. Our ministers can help you determine where your interests and abilities can best be of service. Service is FUN at ISD.
For more information, speak with any of our ministers at the Sunday Service, or schedule an appointment with Rev. Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org