What Does the Future Hold for Study Groups?

In the mid-1970s, guided by our spiritual mentor, a number of like-minded friends and I entered into a new journey of spiritual awakening based on the revelations of The Urantia Book. Our mentor, who had received his copy of the “Urantia Cosmology” directly from a French reader in the 1960s, tailored the guidance he offered … read more of What Does the Future Hold for Study Groups?.

Advocacy for Study Groups

Having been involved for many years in the development of study groups both internationally and in my sphere of local activities within the Urantia Association of Quebec, I realize that despite all the efforts of many committed readers, growth of study groups is proceeding very slowly. I believe there are several causes for this slow … read more of Advocacy for Study Groups.

Hara Davis Study Aids

Following are descriptions of three major works created by Hara Davis to assist students of The Urantia Book in their study. 1. Urantia Study Aids These colourful Study Aids are designed to clarify the main concepts from The Urantia Book and may be useful for readers who need a visual aid to comprehension. They are … read more of Hara Davis Study Aids.

Young Readers & Study Groups

I read with great interest your article in the last Tidings and both responses from young readers that were printed with it. From what the young (and extremely erudite) Venezuelan reader had to say, it would appear that young readers might be more interested in group study if the group itself consisted of only young … read more of Young Readers & Study Groups.

Study Groups and Young People

After my return from the Budapest conference, I was contacted by one of our members asking me about the different study group models I know of, because from what this reader said in her message, it was her opinion that the younger generation is less prone to joining study groups the way that most are currently … read more of Study Groups and Young People.

Online UYAI Study Group Module III

Dear Friends and Students of The Urantia Book,   Welcome to the Urantia Young Adult International (UYAI) study group with a non-exclusive emphasis on younger adult readers. Why (immediate goal): In a natural and gradual way, we will grow toward the goal of being able to do personal work as we see Jesus doing in Rome (132:4.1-2/1460.5-6). … read more of Online UYAI Study Group Module III.

Study Group Committee in the Making

During the last two months, calls were made to many different Urantia Associations across the world to recruit volunteers to join the Urantia International Study group Committee. We had good results; four members of different Associations have come forth and offered their help to further the mission of this committee. Presently the committee can start … read more of Study Group Committee in the Making.

The Urantia Book Study Group Directory

A project that began in 2009 to build a website where readers could find study groups has matured into an independent institution with broad sponsorship and a wide reach. Over 400 study groups representing 42 countries have chosen to list their study groups with the online search engine called The Urantia Book Study Group Directory … read more of The Urantia Book Study Group Directory.

Urantia Young Adult Study Group

Dear Friends and Students of The Urantia Book, Welcome to the Urantia Young Adult International (UYAI) study group with a non-exclusive emphasis on younger adult readers. Why: To prepare potential presenters and workshop leaders for the conferences in San Antonio, Budapest, and Bogotá in 2016; some training in public speaking will be included. Read More of Urantia Young Adult Study Group.

UYAI Study Group

Dear Friends and Students of The Urantia Book, Welcome to the Urantia Young Adult International (UYAI) study group with a non-exclusive emphasis on younger adult readers. Why (immediate goal): To prepare potential presenters and workshop leaders for the conferences in San Antonio, Budapest, and Bogotá in 2016; some training in public speaking will be included. When: Weekly on … read more of UYAI Study Group.

UYAI Study Group

Dear friends of The Urantia Book, A new international study group with a non-exclusive emphasis on younger readers Why (immediate goal): To prepare potential presenters and workshop leaders for the conferences in San Antonio, Budapest, and Bogotá in 2016; some training in public speaking will be included. When: Weekly, this Saturday, December 19, at 1-3 p.m. … read more of UYAI Study Group.

Mini-Study Guide

Although The Urantia Book does not offer any official interpretations of its teachings, your study group may benefit from using the following selected text and questions to foster an in-depth approach to your reading and study experience. These questions, then, are designed to stimulate thought in reference to a highlighted section from The Urantia Book. … read more of Mini-Study Guide.

The Spiritual Attributes of Study Groups

Do You Want to Change the World? Last month my husband and I attended a church service where the pastor after reading an inspiring passage from the Bible turned to the crowd and yelled: “do you want to change the world?” “I want to change the world and I want you to join me!” People … read more of The Spiritual Attributes of Study Groups.

Effective Urantia Study Group Leadership

Lighting the Way Introduction There was a young man walking down a street one day who saw three people struggling with a piano in a doorway. The piano was wedged tightly, and the three couldn’t move it. Being a good Samaritan, the young man pitched in to help. A half hour later, he paused, mopped … read more of Effective Urantia Study Group Leadership.

The Value of Study Groups

When people join together for study, to discover together new truths, to share their spiritual journey, remarkable things can and will happen. Balanced participation, shared openness, intellectual discovery, a heightened sense of values and warm fellowship: what could be a more superb focus for study than The Urantia Book? Read More of The Value of Study Groups.

Study Group Hosting Hints

Study group hosts embark on a journey that is filled with many rewards as well as some difficulties. Successful study group hosts have found that the basic keys to success are consistency, dedication, patience, understanding, love, and effort. We hope you find these hints for hosting a study group helpful. Read More of Study Group Hosting Hints.

What is a Study Group?

URANTIA BOOK STUDY GROUPS Readers who want to gain an enhanced appreciation and deeper understanding of The Urantia Book’s teachings have found it immensely helpful to study with others, to explore its rich content and share personal insights with other readers. An informal study group is an effective way to gain a greater comprehension of … read more of What is a Study Group?.