About Us

Spirit Alive is a Lutheran Church and part of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).

We share space with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, on 37th Avenue at 88th Street.


OUR CULTURE – “Come as you are”

At Spirit Alive we are not much concerned with dressing in a specific way, maintaining certain rituals that no longer make any sense, or with encouraging the same political party or ideology. In fact, we celebrate that God created us to be unique, that Jesus speaks to us in different ways, and the Spirit challenges each of us in new and exciting ways.

We do our best to welcome everyone although we know that all of us can do better at that. We strive to learn about God’s work and gift to us through the Bible, never shying away from the truly difficult, messy and uncomfortable questions. We find that God’s presence and message is best experienced through community, prayer, serving others (as well as each other), and sharing our resources.

Whatever you think of church, God, or Christians, you are always welcome here in this community of people to challenge and question, learn, and explore, worship or observe, disagree or agree. This is the essence of what it means to be community…always welcoming of all people.

Spirit Alive is an open and affirming congregation of all people regardless of race, ethnicity or sexual orientation or identity. On March 19, 2017, Spirit Alive unanimously voted to declare themselves and be recognized as a Reconciled in Christ congregation. The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) program was organized to assist Lutheran organizations in declaring themselves welcoming to all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.


  • A totally laid back “come as you are” atmosphere (jeans, shorts or whatever…just wear something)
  • Great Music in a style you probably recognize from the radio or iPod
  • A relevant message that actually applies to life in this digital, electronic, over-networked world we live in
  • Normal people…yeah, we are just as normal as you are (whatever that means)


Yeah…everyone is invited to come on Sunday mornings as we gather to worship, learn something, and maybe even experience God. Except there is one problem…worshiping, learning something, and experiencing God doesn’t happen ONLY on Sunday morning. It happens everywhere…

We invite you to gather with us on Sunday for worship, but we encourage you to ‘plug in’ to a group…look at the “Get Involved” tab above for Small Groups…there will be more information there.


To REACH out to all people, CONNECT them to God and a Christian community, GROW together in faith, and SERVE God and God’s creation.


We see a welcoming family. Living the Gospel of grace. We see a family where people can safely seek, question, and be revived. We see a family energized by the Spirit Alive in our midst.


WHERE: We share space with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 8760 37th Avenue, Kenosha
WHEN: Sundays @ 10:45 a.m.


  • Spirit Alive lives up to its name and is notable in that virtually all members are involved in groups and activities that bring us closer to God. For me, that means participating in our band and focusing on the role that music plays in strengthening our faith journey.

    Jim Butschli
    Jim Butschli
    Congregation Member
  • Spirit Alive provides a safe base for our faith and gives all of us an opportunity to demonstrate that we can be a shining light in a world that so desperately needs it, whether that’s in our service to one another, to our communities, or to our workplaces.

    Jim Butschli
    Jim Butschli
    Congregation Member
  • I believe our country is at a faith crossroads. Judeo-Christian values incorporated into the founding of the United States of America are sometimes pushed aside in favor of “political correctness.” The church has an opportunity to demonstrate that our faith welcomes and respects all people under the love and grace we receive unconditionally through God the father, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

    Jim Butschli
    Jim Butschli
    Congregation Member