Integral Church: A Handbook for New Spiritual Communities



New Revised 2018 Edition

Integral Church: A Handbook for New Spiritual Communities is a collection of prayers, meditations, songs and other tools for transformation from many of the world’s religions. This new revised edition for 2018 includes a history of Integral Spirituality, new essays, the Integral Church Facilitator’s Guide and an expanded appendix featuring wedding ceremonies (religious, non-religious and interfaith), memorial services, fatherhood and motherhood ceremonies, and other seasonal and life cycle rituals (including the Cosmic Dance). This handbook is perfect for clergy, healers, therapists, interfaith ministers, as well as those interested in developing their own spiritual practice or starting their own home church, study group or spiritual community using integral frameworks.

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Praise for Integral Church: A Handbook for New Spiritual Communities


“A pioneering document. It will go down in history as perhaps one of the first statements of this form of evolutionary spirituality. The handbook should be a manual for all of us.”

– Barbara Marx Hubbard, Foundation for Conscious Evolution


“Joran Oppelt has done his inner work as he pursues questions so many (alive and caring) church leaders are asking: Where is the younger generation? And what are the spiritual paths they are traveling with — or more likely without — the church?”

— Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox (Creation Spirituality, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ)


Joe-Perez-200“Joran Slane Oppelt’s Integral Church: A Handbook for New Spiritual Communities is one of the most important books regarding spirituality yet written in the 21st-century. Co-authored with other members of an emergent spiritual community, it is one of the first books to suggest a new coherent social structure for harnessing the power of spiritual evolution. Given the complexity and severity of the challenges faced by all species in an interconnected globe … it is truly a worthwhile pioneering effort at creating communities of faith and dialogue that can be a part of an emergent Global-Mind.”

– Joe Perez, author Soulfully Gay

Interfaith Ministers Network

Are you an Interfaith Minister that is leading a group or community of spiritual seekers and practitioners? Are you a new Interfaith Minister interested in forming a community in your city? Are you experiencing the challenges familiar to many small churches (membership, fundraising, volunteers) yet lack the access to a network of supportive peers? Are you interested in discovering tools and resources to help grow your small groups (book studies, youth programs, recovery, etc.)? Do you have accomplishments or best practices that aspiring Interfaith Ministers or leaders might learn from?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you’re not alone. Join the Interfaith Ministers Network and enjoy these FREE videos, sponsored by Wisdom Circle Ministries and facilitated by Joran Oppelt (Integral Church).

Enjoy these 3 FREE webinars:

  1. What Seminary Doesn’t Teach You
  2. Starting a Spiritual Community from Scratch
  3. Creating Interfaith Rituals

Or listen to them all here:

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JSO by Kelly JacksonJoran Slane Oppelt is an international speaker, author, musician, interfaith minister and life coach.

He is an award-winning producer and singer/songwriter and the author of Sentences and The Mountain and The Snow. Joran is also co-author of Order of the Sacred Earth (with Matthew Fox), Transform Your Life: Expert Advice, Practical Tools and Personal Stories and Integral Church: A Handbook for New Spiritual Communities. His writing has been featured in Creative Loafing, The Interfaith Observer, and on

He is the owner and founder of the Metta Center of St. Petersburg and Integral Church – an interfaith and interspiritual organization in Tampa Bay, FL committed to “community service, religious literacy and transformative practice.” Joran is an ordained minister and holds certificates in Religious Literacy (Harvard Online) and Sacred Storytelling (Multifaith Storytelling Institute). He has served as President of Interfaith Tampa Bay, chaplain emeritus at Unity Spiritual Campus in St. Petersburg, and an Ambassador of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions.

He has shared the stage with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Matthew Fox, Lynne McTaggart, Ken Wilber, Jane Goodall, Michael Beckwith, Dr. Stan Grof, Howard Rheingold, Gary Vaynerchuck as well as Blues Traveler, Blind Melon, Men at Work, The Fixx, John Doe (X) and more at events like South by Southwest in Austin, TX; Building the New World Conference in Radford, VA; Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City; Embrace Festival in Portland, OR and Integral European Conference in Siófok, Hungary.