adultEdAdult Education at Unity in Greensboro

Adults at Unity in Greensboro have many different avenues available to them to support their Spiritual growth. We have our:
Bridges to Unity program which serves both our membership and the greater Greensboro community. (See Bridges to Unity page)
Spiritual Development Program which lays out a path for spiritual maturation and service (See Below) and
Small groups program which are member generated and include book study groups, other types of media presentations/discussion groups and other classes.

 

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UNITY IN GREENSBORO
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

I.  MEMBERSHIP – Stepping In
UnityWingsSymbol: Unity Wings

 

Track 1, Part 1 (101):  Membership– I belong
–  Principles of Unity Class
–  History of Unity, History of UIG,
– Agreeing and Disagreeing in Love

Track 1, Part 2 (102): Fellowship—I embrace my spiritual community
Attendance in some/all of the following activities:
–  Community and Annual Meetings – As Scheduled
–  Conversations with the Ministers – Ongoing
–  Small Group Participation – Ongoing
–  Support of Community Social Events – Ongoing

Tract 1, Part 3 (103): Service—I give back.
–   Active participation in a service team of UIG – Ongoing
–  Intentional giving commitment/tithing — Ongoing

MEMBERSHIP COVENANT
I EMBRACE THIS SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY AND WAY OF LIFE

 

II.  SPIRITUAL MATURATION—Deeping our Spiritual Experience
Symbol: Heart with roots

Track 2, Part 1 (201):  Spiritual Growth—I deepen my understanding.
–  Prayer & Meditation: The Universe Is Calling, Life of Prayer or other approved
course – (10-12 hrs)
–  Prosperity Practice: Spiritual Economics, Keys to the Kingdom, 4-T class or other approved Practice of Prosperity class (16 hrs)
–    Making Peace with the Past: Radical Forgiveness, Grief Recovery, The Work or other approved course (16 hrs)
–   Communication: Compassionate Communication, I of the Storm, Living with Nothing and No One Against Me or other approved communication course– (16 hrs)
–    Wellness Programs -(Body/Mind/Spirit) – choose 2—(12-16 hrs per class)
– SEE approved Courses— Choose 2 additional courses: (Twelve Powers, Metaphysics, etc.) May be taken on-line, on-site or Unity Village. (min of 10 hrs per class)

Track 2, Part 2 (202): Spiritual Practice/ Integration
Individual Spiritual Practice
Personal meditation
Journaling
Connection with Nature
Affirmative prayer, etc.
Group Spiritual Practice
–  Accountability/Affinity Circle
– Healing Circle/Healing Services
–  Meditation Circle
– Book Study
– Spiritual Cinema
– Walking the Labyrinth
– Connecting with Nature, etc.

Tract 2, Part 3 (203): Service—I give back.
–   Active participation in a service team of UIG – Ongoing
–  Intentional giving commitment/tithing — Ongoing

SPIRITUAL MATURATION COVENANT
I TRANSFORM MY LIFE

III. SELF DISCOVERY—Who have I come here to be?

Symbol: Head or full body with a light (sun) surrounding head or full body

Track 3, Part 1 (301):  Discovering My Purpose and Spiritual Gifts
–  Strength Finders: Discovering My Spiritual Gifts (12-16 hrs)
–   Enneagram Class: Understanding How I Show Up in the World—(12-16 hrs)

Track 3, Part 2 (302): Articulating My Truth
–   Credo Class (This I Believe) – (8 hrs.)
–   Creating and Sharing a Personal Mission Statement – (6 hrs)

SELF-DISCOVERY COVENANT
I LIVE THE TRUTH I KNOW

 

IV. LEADERSHIP SERVICE—The Courage and Ability to Lead Others
Symbol: Zen Circle

Track 4, Part 1 (401):  Learning to Serve Effectively
Leadership Communication: Eye of the Storm, Non-Violent Communication or other approved course (16 hrs)
Using Your Enneagream & Strength Finder Results to be an Effective Leader (16 hrs)
How to Inspire volunteers (6-8 hrs)
Understanding Your Role in the UIG Model ( 4 hrs)
– Creating a succession Plan for Your Team (4 hrs)

Track 4, Part 2 (402): Leading a Sacred Service Group
Identifying and Planning a Service Project in alignment with UIG protocols—(8 hr workshop)
Implementing my Project—(4 hr workshop)
Evaluating Outcomes and Effectiveness (4 hrs)
Using Unity Truth Principles as a Basis for Principle-Centered Work—(8 hrs.)

Tract 4, Part 3 (403): Service—I give back.
–   Active participation in a leadership position at UIG – Ongoing
–  Intentional giving commitment/tithing — Ongoing

LEADERSHIP SERVICE COVENANT
I GIVE BACK

Some positions such as youth and adult educators, prayer partners, board membership and LUTs, etc. require additional training and/or certification.
Please contact the leaders of these teams for the specifics.

SMALL GROUPS PROGRAM

All of our small group initiatives are generated by individual congregants who have a passion in a specific area and want to share that passion with other like-minded people. Currently, we have on-going classes in drumming and Matrix Energetics. These two classes meet once a month.
We also have three book studies:
Tuesdays: Transformational Reading Group: 2:00-4:00 pm
Wednesdays: Divine Matrix: 1:30-3:00 pm
Thursdays: The Way of Liberation: 1:00-3:00 pm

COME JOIN US!
Or
START YOUR OWN!
Contact our Education Director for details on how to start up your own special interest group.