The Institute for Spiritual Development dedicates itself to the highest standards of achievement, knowledge, and service. We recognize that the advancement of the spirit is vital to individuals and community. In today’s world, individuals are seeking answers about their lives purpose and thus, how they can bring solutions and positive change to society. Men and women are invited to study within the context of the Institute’s viable and dynamic education system. The Institute Education Program presents a wide variety of classes, workshops, seminars, and learning experiences to stimulate spiritual growth and personal development.

All study groups, classes, workshops and seminars are open to adults 18 yrs. or older. Payment for classes at this time is by cash or check prior to the event or onsite. In the future, we will be offering registration and credit card payments through the website.  Contact   or use the Contact Page for more information.



Starting in October 2019, Services will be held the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Our unique Sunday Service is an interactive experience celebrating the Divine in our lives through healing, special musical presentations, inspirational learning, guided meditation and messages from spirit. The services are centered on God’s most precious gifts to us and our greatest gifts to one another – Love and Understanding. We invite you to take the opportunity to express and experience a sense of the Infinite Presence within yourself in an atmosphere of love, friendship, understanding, and support.  Services start at 10:30 am.   The Service is followed by fellowship and hospitality. WELCOME HOME!


November 3rd at 10:30 am
November 17th at 10:30 am


December 1st at 10:30 am
December 15th at 10:30 am


January 5th at 10:30 am
January 19th at 10:30 am (ISDTC Congress)

See Get Involved for volunteer opportunities!


INSPIRED SPEECH [Ended. Check back in Winter for New Class]

Thursdays, September 26th. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.   Instructor: Rev. Z. Melinda Witter.    ISDTC is co-located at Spark of the Divine, 1789 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach, FL 32960.  Phone 772-404-1352      Registration:

Inspired Speech Description:
If you have an interest in speaking before a group of people, this course will greatly enhance your abilities to engage your audience with success. It will free you to speak with confidence from your own Heart, Mind and Spirit so that you may inspire and uplift your audience with any topic.

We will discuss how to employ the use of inspired speech for introductions, inspired speech, spontaneous prayers blessings requests, briefings, and other public speaking that requires a rapid “on your feet” response.

The techniques and coaching you will receive will prepare you for any circumstance where you are called upon to deliver a clear and motivating message with positive and appropriate body language and a strong voice.

Session Summary:
Thursday, September 12th:  Presentation skills, basic body language, voice projection using fun Extemporaneous Exercises and Inspired Speech activities.
Thursday, September 19th:  Have you ever been asked to give a spontaneous opinion, thoughts, prayer, blessing or sharing of experience last minute? This session focuses on clearing of the clutter (excess verbiage) and nerves to deliver spontaneous requests. We will continue to work on body language and presentation.
Thursday, September 26th:  This session focuses on professional and personal inspired speech. Whether you are a teacher/trainer, retired, or industry professional, there are difficult situations which you may be asked your input. Learn different active listening and communication skills for an inspired response.

Cost and Contact:
$10 per session, $30 for three sessions:  ISDTC Members
$36 Prepaid three sessions: ISDTC Guests Full Course
$15 Drop in per session: For those unsure of their schedule!
Become an ISDTC Member or preregister and prepay for discounts.
Registration:  or call: 772-404-1352


The very popular Institute for Spiritual Development (ISD) Study Group platform combines individual home study with collective group study, discussions and exercises. The study group format appeals to the spiritual intellectual who enjoys self-study combined with lively group dialogues.

Study materials are sent out via email prior to the first class. Included in the email are the materials and study instructions in preparation to the first class. Participants are expected to print and organize their own materials. Home study and exercises are an important part of the Study Group Courses.


ISDTC Course “You are On a Journey” is a combined self-study / Study Group that covers the basics of the Institute’s foundation and principles. The course explores metaphysics, spiritualism, the history of the Institute and the philosophy behind the Principles.

  1. Study Group for Chapter 1-3 is Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 7-9 pm.
  2. Study Group for Chapters 4-6 is August 15th from 7-9 pm.

Location:  The Institute for Spiritual Development Treasure Coast, co-located with c/o Spark of the Divine, 1789 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach

Cost: Free for ISDTC Members as either a self-study or combined with the Study Groups. The course is open to non-members $35. Materials will be emailed to participants for prereading. Contact: for pre-registration.

Apologetics Study Group - Closed. A Home/Self Study Course will be offered later in the year. Check back in the future for the next course!

This study group is a review of the people and events, which have molded the New Thought Movement. It incorporates a review of the Historical and Biblical basis of the current trends in Spiritual evolution. We will start with Hermes and end with Ecancar. We’ll discuss the different roots which have molded metaphysical thinking— Swedenborg, Transcendentalism, Psychic Science, Spiritualism with the Fox Sisters, Theosophy, Christian Science, Unity, and Divine Science to name a few. This is a required course for ISDTC Ministerial Students. This Study Group will be hosted in three (3) – two-hour sessions. Each session will cover two chapters of the course. $40.00 Members, $50.00 Friends for entire course (Three sessions, Six Chapters)


Being of service to others through healing is important to the ISDTC community. All ISDTC Healers usually hold at least one certification, such as Advanced Reiki, or completion of programs such as Spiritualists' National Union (SNU) Healers Accreditation, in addition the ISDTC Healers Certificate. Individuals that complete all the ISDTC Healers courses and homework are qualified to apply as Certified Healers for the Institute for Spiritual Development Treasure Coast. Rev. Beth Franks is leading the Healing Committee and ISDTC Healers Certificate Program.

Healing Classes in the program can be taken by anyone who has an interest. The classes are not limited to the ISDTC Healing Certificate program. A full program schedule will be posted in the near future.

Classes will be hosted by Spark of the Divine and various instructors. Completion of the courses and certification meet the requirements for the ISDTC Healers Program.

Ethics in Energy Work

To Be Announced - 2019

Find out why we need ethical practices for lightworkers, healing facilitators, readers, etc. How you can raise your business to a higher standard. Learn what is ethical, it seems easy, common sense, but you will surprised how we slip up so easily. This class is a must for anyone studying future healing courses at Spark of Divine or The Institute For Spiritual Development Treasure Coast (ISDTC) which is a not for profit organization.  Investment is $20 if paid by Nov. 10th $25 if paid by Nov. 15th and $35 at the door.  Contact Beth Franks at 772-257-6499 for registration and more information.


The Laws of the Universe Workshop

The next Laws of the Universe Workshop will take place in 2020. 

Member Discount $75,  Friend of ISDTC $100

By now, you must have noticed the unmistakable order that is present in the Universe. This Order is in the stars and the seasons, and it is in all things — living or– inanimate. This Order is in our very Being. This “Universal Order” is actually sustained by a set of Laws — Laws that operate subtlety on every plane of expression. Humanity has always sought knowledge of, and power over, these “secrets of the Universe.”

The wisdom of ancient Egyptian philosopher Hermes Trismegistus defined and revealed those secrets, which are known as the “Laws of the Universe.” Understanding of these Laws, the philosopher believed, was the key to mastery over every life experience. The Kybalion, published in 1908, is said to be the definitive codification of Hermes Trismegistus’ key teaching about the Laws of the Universe, which are the foundation of ISDTC’s principles, and can be found as part of just about every religion that exists today.

Through fascinating lecture and spirited discussion, this one day workshop explores the Seven Hermetic Principles revealed in The Kybalion. Participants will learn how to grasp, understand and utilize their tremendous power. The course provides a basic understanding of metaphysics, and metaphysical thought. It is highly recommended for all new ISDTC members. This is a required course for ISDTC Ministerial Students.

Come ready to think, reflect, examine and discuss not only the Laws - but how YOU are a unique manifestation of these Universal Principles!

Location: ISDTC, co-located with Spark of the Divine, 1789 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach, FL 32960

ISDTC is seeking donated space in St. Lucie County and Sebastian, FL  for two hour study groups and mini services. Please contact us at or call 772-404-1352 if you can donate space and schedule. Thank you!!