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 second time we are offering this course on the UUI platform.
Over 12 weeks, we will meet for 90 minutes a 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 your desire for personal spiritual progress. These meetings are an additional 90 minutes a 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 journal about your experience as you go.
The Progress Project course is a deep-dive! You’re making a real commitment – to yourself, to your triad, and to God. As a result, we won’t have auditors for this course. Before registering, we invite you to reflect on whether the time is right for you to make such a commitment. We hope you’ll say yes!
Weekly Outline of the Course
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.