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Gospel Training Class

Started  March 4

A Study of the Foreword to The Urantia Book

Started  March 11

A Way of Life in the Family of God: A Course in Spiritual Formation

Starts  April 7

An Overview of The Urantia Book Course

UrantiaUniversity provides both new readers and serious students a penetrating examination of some of the major themes and concepts presented in The Urantia Book through its innovative series of classes, An Overview of The Urantia Book. Each of the seven classes is four weeks long. 

This overview course of The Urantia Book has been designed to:

  • Introduce newer readers to some of  the major concepts, truths and themes found in The Urantia Book
  • Encourage the pursuit of more in-depth studies of The Urantia Book by both newer and experienced readers
  • Nurture the development of each student's personal religious experience through study, meditation, and service
  • Cultivate critical thinking skills and a love of learning and service
  • Foster online study groups

Many UUI classes may be taken in one of two ways: 

  • Participant - A student who intends to actively engage in the class through reading, learning exercises, class discussions, video instruction, meditation exercises, and webinars
  • Auditor - A student who intends to make use of the selected readings, videos and learning exercises but who, for whatever reason, does not intend to engage in class discussions and webinars

You will be given an opportunity when you register to declare which track you wish to pursue. 

Online registration opens a few weeks before the start date of the class. 

New Classes:  Winter 2018

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New Class!
#2005  A Way of Life in the Family of God: A Course in Spiritual Formation

The 9-week “Course in Spiritual Formation”  introduces participants to a new and higher way of living. The purpose of this online Course is to help us mobilize our faith — allowing the Spirit to more fully transform us — so that we can truly begin to live in spiritual family relationship, with God as our heavenly Parent and all human beings as our spiritual sisters and brothers. (9 weeks)   Full-time participation required.


April 7-June 9, 2018

Enrollment in this class is limited to 20 people in each Section. 

Visit the Class page for further details.

New Class!
#1200:  Gospel Training Class

This class is being offered through the auspices of the Urantia Book Fellowship to prepare those who embrace the gospel of Jesus to live it and share it more dynamically and meaningfully with others. It is also recommended for Urantia Book readers who are planning to attend the Parliament of World Religions and want to hone their skills in artfully representing the Urantia Book and teachings of Jesus to people of other faiths.  (4 weeks) 


March 4-31, 2018

You may enroll in this class as Participant or an Auditor

Registration is closed.

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#1008:  A Study of the Foreword to The Urantia Book

The Foreword defines the spiritual and cosmological terms and concepts that form the basis for the revealed truths contained in subsequent papers. In this class students will survey these terms and concepts closely to build an understanding and comprehension that will greatly deepen their appreciation for the subsequent papers and stimulate more profound future studies.  (9 weeks)

This class is presented over 11 weeks with a 2-week break in the middle - for a total of 9 weeks of class time.


March 11-Apr 14, 2018
2 week break
Apr 29-May 26, 2018

Enrollment is limited to Participants only

Registration is closed.

Highlights of the Introductory Course

The Introductory Course consists of seven sequential classes which encompass:

#1002:  Perspectives on Urantia Book Study - Frames of Reference for a Revelation

Learn about frames of reference and ways of studying The Urantia Book (or any book) with greater awareness of the factors which affect perception and understanding. This class assists students in developing critical thinking skills.  (4 weeks)


Jan 21-Feb 17 2018

You may enroll in this class as Participant or an Auditor
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#1001:  General Overview of The Urantia Book

Discover some of the major themes and truths that run through The Urantia Book, and build a foundation for comprehending the vast portrayal of spiritual, mindal, and physical reality revealed in The Urantia Book.  (4 weeks)


You may enroll in this class as Participant or an Auditor
Havona and the Isle of Paradise
#1003:  An Overview of Part I

This class explores some of the major concepts and cosmology presented in Part I as well as the culminating experiences of man's ascending, spiritualized soul as he progresses Paradiseward.
(4 weeks)


April 8-May 5, 2018

You may enroll in this class as Participant or an Auditor

#1004:  An Overview of Part II 

Delve into the origin, structure and purpose of our Local Universe of Nebadon and learn about the magnificent divine Creators who brought it into existence along with countless numbers of celestial beings to run it and minister to mortal beings like us who ascend through its 570 levels of progressive existence as we transition from material to morontia to spirit form. (4 weeks)


Spring 2018

You may enroll in this class as Participant or an Auditor
The spiral of evolutionary progression of the universes
#1005:  An Overview of Part III 

Take an exciting journey through human and planetary evolution and discover more about humanity's origin, purpose and destiny; learn about Thought Adjusters, the soul, personality survival and the Seraphim; and delve into the Supreme, the Oversoul of creation.
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Fall 2018

You may enroll in this class as Participant or an Auditor
#1006:  An Overview of Part IV 

This class provides an intimate look at the divine origin and human existence of Jesus as revealed in Part IV of The Urantia Book and affords a penetrating and useful analysis of Jesus in his role as a surrogate father to his siblings.  (4 weeks)

Fall 2018

You may enroll in this class as Participant or an Auditor
The Capstone Project Class

#1007:  Capstone Project for Introductory Classes

Students who have completed all of the Introductory Classes #1001-1006 will have an opportunity to work on a creative project in which they will demonstrate the fruits of their learning experience by teaching others what they have learned. 


Open only to students
who have completed
Classes #1001-1006

Topical Study Classes

#1020:  The Celestial Artisans

Engage in a soul-expanding exploration of the Celestial Artisans who work primarily to spiritually beautify the headquarters worlds of the local and superuniverse in a wide variety of ways and forms. Students will also undertake their own creative art project during the class. One need not be an artist to take this class.  (4 weeks)

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#1015:  The Twelve Apostles

Develop a better understanding of the unique personalities of the 12 apostles, their relative strengths and weaknesses, how they related to Jesus and each other - with a reflective eye on how we relate to and see ourselves in each of them - and what it means personally to follow Jesus.(4 weeks)


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#1030:  Truth-Coordinated Living

In this experiential philosophy class students will explore the meaning and practice of truth-coordinated living as taught by Jesus. This class will focus on aspects of scientific living which, when blended with spiritual living, contribute to achieving personal balance and the "beautiful wholeness of righteousness" that Jesus emphasized to his disciples.  
(7 weeks)



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#2001:  Spiritual Living Group      Experiential Class

The Spiritual Living Group is an innovative concept in applying the teachings and principles of The Urantia Book to everyday living. Spiritual living, based on Jesusonian ideals, is doing the will of God, and "is nothing more or less than an exhibition of creature willingness to share the inner life with God — with the very God who has made such a creature life of inner meaning-value possible. Sharing is Godlike — divine.” 111:5.1    (6 weeks - limited to 15 participants) 


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Format & Scheduling of the Overview of The Urantia Book Course

UUI classes are conducted in an e-learning environment using our online Wikispaces classrooms where students engage each other on a real-time basis. 

The seven introductory classes (#1001-1007) are offered sequentially starting in January. Each class is generally four weeks long, with breaks between classes of two weeks. Students register for each of the classes separately, and can start the classes at any time during the sequential process. There are no prerequisites.


The online classes consist of instructional videos, selected reading assignments, learning exercises, online class discussions, meditation exercises, and real-time webinars led by the instructor or facilitator. 

A Weekly Class Plan or syllabus is posted in the classroom at the beginning of each week. The class plan tells students what to do during the coming week. It lists the reading assignments and learning exercises and contains links to the instructional videos, meditation exercise and other supplementary learning materials. 

Classes are asynchronous, meaning there are no fixed times that students must meet, except for the three live webinars which take place at a scheduled time on a week night or weekend. UrantiaUniversity's online classrooms are open 24/7 to registered students. Attendance is flexible. Students work in the classroom and participate in written classroom discussions at a time that's convenient for them. 

An email blast will be sent to anyone who has signed up as a UUI member with information about registration and dates.  Watch for announcements on this site.

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Who Is the Overview Course For?

We have designed the Overview of The Urantia Book Course primarily to give less experienced readers a brief but meaningful survey of the major concepts presented in The Urantia Book. However, the course may also be a fruitful experience for any serious student of The Urantia Book.

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Benefits of the Overview Course

This course provides a basic introduction to the major concepts of The Urantia Book and prepares the student for further, in-depth study of The Urantia Book.

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