Welcome to The Church of The Light. We collect spiritual experiences from all over the world, especially contemporary near-death experiences, and use the wisdom contained in these experiences to inform and inspire our personal journeys. The stories contained in David Sunfellow’s book, “Love The Person You’re With,” are good examples of the kind of experiences we study, share, celebrate, and seek to embody. An evolving summary of the wisdom championed by near-death experiences can be found here. Additional stories can be found here:
Along with studying the spiritual experiences of other people, both modern and ancient, we also pay close attention to the way God moves in our personal lives. Our goal, personally and collectively, is to help bring Heaven to Earth. We are attempting to do this, in part, by gathering together in the real world for meetings, events, potlucks, movie nights, dream groups, vision quests, singing, hiking, prayer and meditation, healing sessions, and just hanging out together. We talk about everything, including subjects that tend to be avoided by NDE and New Age communities, such as the existence of hellish realms, the existence of a personal God, and the need to purify egos and deal with shadow issues. Rather than seeking to replace existing spiritual paths with a new one, we honor and celebrate diversity and use the illuminating information contained in NDEs to deepen and enrich the spiritual traditions we come from.
While we’re not sure how everything is going to unfold, this church will follow a different path than most conventional churches. For one thing, we’re going to be a grassroots movement that believes God is as alive today as He/She/It was thousands of years ago. Ditto when it comes to angels, the power of prayer, and miracles. We’re going to be as decentralized as possible and do everything we can to empower everyone to follow their unique path and inner callings. We’re going to use contemporary NDE accounts as a foundational part of our movement. And we’re going to laugh, have fun together, and not take ourselves too seriously!
If you are interested in answering life’s big questions (Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we headed? What is the origin and purpose of life?); if you are interested in discovering your special role in life; if you are interested in joining with others who share similar interests, we invite you to join us.
Visit the events section of this website to see when and where our next meeting will take place.
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Visit the resources section of this website to explore the fantastic information we explore in our community.
You can learn more about the vision behind The Church of The Light by reading the church’s first newsletter.
The Church of The Light was started by David Sunfellow in the spring of 2017. David, who is the founder and president of NewHeavenNewEarth (NHNE), has been studying near-death experiences for over 40 years. In 2009, after realizing that near-death experiences were emerging as a global phenomenon, David initiated a variety of NDE projects, including building NDE networks and websites, teaching NDE classes in Sedona, creating a series of ground-breaking NDE videos, and publishing Love The Person You’re With. After creating many resources to make the central messages of NDEs more clear and accessible, and building communities online to provide support, the obvious next step was to find ways to anchor this information in the real world, in the cities and towns where we live. The Church of The Light is an attempt to do that.