Join the Fall 2022 Session
October 13, 2022 - January 19, 2023
Thursdays 5:30-7pm PDT
6:30pm MDT / 7:30pm CDT / 8:30pm EDT
Note the class runs 12 weeks, excluding Nov 24, Dec 22, and Dec 29 for holidays
A mandatory orientation is Thursday, September 22
Invitation to join
the Progress Project Course
You are invited to join with others for a season of spiritual growth.
The purpose of the Progress Project course is to deepen our personal relationships with God, share our inner lives with each other, and support each other in spiritual goals through intentional relationship. We take our name from an initiative that was developed by Urantia Book readers as a network of small groups focused on personal spiritual growth. This is the third time we are offering this course on the UUI platform.
During the course, we will meet for 90 minutes each week in class, focusing on the arc of spiritual growth from inner connection to outer expression. Each class period will include time for worshipful communion, instruction from Angie and Aprilhelen, and breakout groups for Urantia Book study and personal reflection on the week’s theme.
In addition, all students will be expected to join a Triad: a group of three that meets outside of class to support and accompany each other in their mutual desire for personal spiritual progress. These meetings are an additional 90 minutes per week and include worshipful communion, sharing of your inner life, and a time for study.
Lastly, all students will be asked to develop a personal, everyday practice of communion with God. We’ll invite you to set spiritual goals and journal about your experience as you go.
The Progress Project course is a deep-dive! You’re making a real commitment – to God, to yourself, to your Triad, and to your peers. We will not have auditors for this course. Before registering, we invite you to reflect on whether the time is right for you to make such a significant commitment. We hope you’ll say yes!
This course has initiated a new dimension of spiritual growth for me! - Ann, USA
The UUI Progress Project is an enlightening adventure which inspires personal growth and connects us with other UB readers around the world. - Jane, Canada
Being in a Triad was an impactful and valuable personal experience, and I was impressed at how far along my Urantian peers are on their personal development. - Bob, USA
Such a great place to grow and serve and exchange with God-loving brothers and sisters!! - Manuela, Germany
This is a course in deepening one's relationship with our Paradise Father and it delivers in spades...I have used some of their techniques to inwardly and upwardly reach, daily...so soul-satisfying!! - Monica, Canada
The Progress Project has helped my spiritual growth more than anything I have ever done. I encourage everyone to participate in this wonderful program when they can. - Kurt, USA
Weekly Outline of the Course
While some details may change, this is a general arc of our time together:
Week 0: Orientation
An intro to the course with key info, Q&A, and a call to commitment.
Week 1: Trinitized Spiritual Growth
An overview of the Progress Project, the role of Triads, and the universe pattern of the Trinity. Meet your Triad for the first time!
Week 2: Sharing the Inner Life
On the importance of sharing your inner life with God, your Triad, and the class.
Week 3: Connection with God
Explore techniques of inner Spirit connection while being reminded of our many Spirit helpers.
Week 4: Communion with God
Learn from others about their practices of communion and develop and deepen your own.
Week 5: The Practice
On patience, adaptation, and the power of free will as we continue our journey of spiritual discipline.
Week 6: Self-Awareness
Discover techniques and resources for cultivating self-awareness.
Week 7: Living on Purpose
On the art of spiritual living: cultivating daily habits and a rhythm of life.
Week 8: Gifts of God
On the gift of personality, the consecration of choice, and transforming through difficulties.
Week 9: Personality Progress
Begin to recognize your growing capacity to bear the fruits of the spirit.
Week 10: Serving God
On loving service and discovering your true voice and spiritual purpose.
Week 11: Transformation
On the growth of meanings and the realization of values in your life.
Week 12: Moving Forward
Celebrate our personal and collective progress and our visions for the future!
Please note:Participants must be able and willing to use the Zoom online video-conferencing application (rather than phone call-in) to participate in this online learning experience.
First-time Zoom users will need to download an applet from the Zoom.us.com website in order to join the online meeting.