Most churches are part of a larger organization, called denominations. There is a national church government that controls how those churches operate — though the amount of control varies from denomination to denomination. Although there are some good reasons for such a government, there are problems with it, too. When we started Spirit Chapel, we wanted to be free to have a church that is unique to our area and our neighborhoods. We started with a vision for our community, and developed the church from there — rather than starting with a church structure that was designed a hundred years ago. We all came from traditional churches, so we don’t hate them. There are some people who prefer to worship in a church with strong traditions, and historical structure. That’s cool with us! But there also needs to be an alternative —
We felt that Elizabeth Township needed a place that was more relevant and less traditional, so we forged a different path.