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The Institute for Spiritual Development, 15 Sparta Ave, Sparta, NJ 07871  *  Phone: 973-551-5300 *  email:




Welcome to a new and exciting future at the ISD. 

If this is your first time visiting us, you are in for some special surprises as you are encouraged to partake of the many tools that can assist you on your life's path. 

To live in health, happiness and prosperity is everyone's birthright, whether we choose to follow a certain path is our individual choice. No dogma or belief system is imposed upon anyone. 

We are all encouraged to find our own path, with the love and support of like-minded people who approach the search for knowledge and understanding with an open and loving mind, always ready to adapt to change.

We hope you will join us and begin to see the world as beautiful as it really is, and see that beauty in your fellow man regardless of his/her choices...

Blessings,  Rev. Kathy Kerston, Director
Welcome to a New & Exciting Future at the ISD.
Institute for Spiritual Development - Sparta NJ 07828
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Sunday Service
10:30 AM
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Other ISD Church Locations: ISD-Madison NJ, / ISD-Onenota, NY / ISD-Washington, DC

Tuesdays, 7:30 PM
A Profound Healing Experience

A Course In Miracles Discussion Group
Second & Fourth Sundays Monthly
after Service 12:30 - 1:30 PM
with John Smallman - Donation $5.00
Saturday: No hours until Sept. 7th
We are a Metaphysical Church that honors and celebrates each soul. Our community provides an unconditionally loving and healing environment that affirms and encourages all seekers on their spiritual journey.

Whatever your preference we have talented mediums, psychics, and tarot readers available on these evenings. Or get readings in more than one discipline!
All readings for entertainment purpose only.
Friday, Jan 31sr 
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

12 Week Intensive Training.
Become an ISD Healer! 
Tuesdays, 7;30 PM
March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
April 7, 14, 21, & 28
May 5, 12, & 19
February 16 is the Registration Deadline for this course.. Please register in the Book store or Online and secure your place with a $80.00 deposit. Deposits must be in by February 23rd.
This intensive 12 week training class is open to everyone and is a requirement for anyone wishing to serve as a Healer during Sunday Service or at our Wed. Evening Healing Circle.
Attendance at all twelve sessions of this class is required. 
Instructors: Terrence Mulligan
and Rev. Norma Victor
Members $240 -  Non Members $360
Deposit $80 (Due by Feb. 23rd)
The Institute for Spiritual Development, 15 Sparta Ave, Sparta, NJ 07871  *  Phone: 973-551-5300 *  email:

QiGong for Health & Healing
with Mark Gallagher 
Monday's, 7:00 PM
Feb 17th. - March 20th
$20 members - $30 non members

The Journey of Your Soul
Thursdays, 7:30 PM
Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30th
with Garry Gewant
Garry Gewant has been a member of the ISD for almost 20 years and is a retired special education high school teacher, a hypnotherapist, a Past Life Regressionist, a Medium and the author of: “I'll Take Hypnosis with a Side of Mediumship: A Journey from Atheism to Spirituality
Members: $80 -Non Members $120

Astrology Forecast for 2020
Rev. Kathy Kerston.

If you missed the lecture or would Iike to hear it again, we have it on line. 

Sunday, Jan. 26th
12:30 PM after Service
Open to all ISD Members.
Members $20 - Non Members $ 30

ISD Homilies 

Healing Ancestral Wounds
Sunday, Feb. 9th, 12:30 PM
With: Rev. John Drinkard
Healing Ancestral Wounds
We carry within us the tears of our ancestors. We are personally affected by the wounds of our ancestors. Some say these wounds go back seven to fourteen generations. Trauma and loss create cellular memories that are transmitted to future generations. We have inherited these ancestral wounds and passed them along to our descendants. These deep, penetrating wounds are often characterized by internalized guilt and shame. They separate us from our true self, causing us to feel flawed, defective and less than whole. Join us as we apply ancient Shamanic practices to journey to our ancestors and bring these wounds into our consciousness. We will then employ modern day trauma resolution techniques of imagery, neuro-plasticity and somatic experiencing to grieve and release these trans-generational wounds. This is an extraordinary opportunity to heal your ancestral wounds.

Members $25 - Non Members $35