Holy Spirit University

Holy Spirit University (HSU) is comprised of online and on location classes that help us develop an everyday lifestyle of living with Christ. Open to individuals 18 and older, classes meet weekly for 10-12 weeks. Spring semester classes begin the week of February 12, 2017. All times are posted in Eastern Standard Time (USA).

To register for any class please click on the “Register for the Class” button corresponding to that class. Fill in your information on the registration form that opens up and you will receive an email confirmation that your registration was received (also check your “bulk mail” or “SPAM” folder for the confirmation email).

If you have any questions or feedback about HSU please email hsu@sanctuary-pa.org.



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Spring 2017 Catalog

More Than a Carpenter


Developing Our Relationship with Jesus Christ


Leader: Seyeon Moon


Location: Online only


Time: Tuesday 5:30 pm EST


Class code: SPR-MCE


This little book, "More than a Carpenter" by Josh and Sean McDowell (revised edition) made me understand how incredibly trustworthy the Bible is and who Jesus Christ really is. Through this better, deeper understanding I could love and praise Jesus Christ more. I would like to invite everyone who has interest in knowing Him more to join my class.


Required text: “More Than a Carpenter” by Josh D. McDowell and Sean McDowell (revised edition).


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The Battlefield of the Mind


Leader: Jacob Mingala



Location: Online


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Time: Tuesday 7:00 pm EST


Class code: SPR-BFO


On location London, England


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Time: Friday 2:00 pm EST


Class code: SPR-BFL



A raging war goes on all around us, on the streets, in the shops and restaurants, at the workplace and in schools, on our computers and in smartphones. The war is a battle over the control of our mind, between thoughts that seek to separate us from God's presence and thoughts that empower us with the Holy Spirit.

Join our class to empower yourself with the Bible-based bestseller “The Battlefield of the Mind” and learn to shape your thoughts in God's will and lift your mind up to heaven. We will also be utilizing Father’s words in our class discussions.


Required text: "Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind" by Joyce Meyer


A Victorious Spiritual Life Means Putting on the Armor of God!


Leader: Lowell Ellanson


Location: Online only


Time: Tuesday 8:00 pm EST


Class code: SPR-SWA


Through this class, we’ll develop our knowledge of the authority, power, and victory that we own through faith in Christ. In his book “Dressed to Kill”, Rick Renner presents a scripturally sound manner in which to thwart every onslaught of spiritual wickedness. Let’s take responsibility to enforce Satan’s defeat at Calvary (and within the Blessing of True Parents), and walk God’s perfect plan for our lives.


Required text: “’Dressed to Kill’: A Biblical Approach to Spiritual Warfare and Armor” by Rick Renner.


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“The Divine Feminine” (Russian)


Leader: Jane Kolobova


Location: Online only


Time: Wednesday 1:00 pm EST


Class code: SPR-DFR


This class will explore the role and responsibility of biblical women in providential history, so that we can better understand the role and value of women from God’s viewpoint.


Божественная женственность, Евгения Колобова
Только онлайн
Среда, 21 ч МСК
В этом курсе будут изучаться роль и ответственность женщин в истории провидения, и как это соотносится с современной эпохой женщин.
Материалы: Библия, Божественный Принцип, избранные речи Мун Сон Мена.


Required texts: Bible, Divine Principle, and selected speeches of Rev. Sun Myung Moon.


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Preparedness Peace


Leader: Arthur Noren


Location: Online only


Time: Wednesday 7:00 pm EST


Class code: SPR-PRP


Welcome to Preparedness Peace! The unique value of this course is that it focuses on our relationships with God and Christ while presenting practical strategies for basic disaster preparedness. Biblically-based, you will build according to the Lord's plans and purpose within the context of the Kingdom community. This course information will change your life; join hundreds of other families who now walk in peace because they are adequately prepared.


Required text: "Preparedness Peace: Small Group Participant Workbook" by Kynada L. Boland and Scott MacTiernan.


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The Force of Nature - Encountering God Where the Wild Things Are


Leader: Lesa Ellanson


Location: Online only


Time: Wednesday 7:30 pm EST


Class code: SPR-FON


The class goal is to challenge and empower the participant by and through venturing outside into the creation (be it the countryside, a park, or a grand wild vista). Through study and weekly walks out of doors (weather permitting) the goal will be to encounter and experience the sublime truth of God’s beauty, majesty, serenity, and love; and to share in the heart of our True Father who loved nature.


Required texts:

“With God on a Deer Hunt” by Steve Chapman

Cheon Seong Gyeong

Holy Bible


This class has been canceled.

The Life and Love of Jesus (Japanese)
イエス様の生涯と愛


Leader: Hiroshi Takebayashi


Location: Online only


Time: Friday 7:00 pm EST


Class code: SPR-LJJ


We’ll be reading a book containing Father’s words about the life of Jesus. We’ll be focusing on learning more about the Providence of Jesus, Father’s mission as the Second Coming of Christ, and the difference between the Old and the New Testaments.


イエス様の生涯に関するお父様のみ言を集めた書籍、「イエス様の生涯と愛」を読んで自由にディスカッションするクラスです。テキストは自分で用意してください。参加者は新約聖書を最低1回読んだことがあることとします。日本時間では土曜日の朝9時からです。



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The Upside Down Constitution of Cheon Il Guk


Leader: Dan Hutcherson


Location: Online only


Time: Friday 7:00 pm EST


Class code: SPR-CIG


This class will provide a primer on the Constitution of the United States of Cheon Il Guk. We will read through the Constitution paragraph by paragraph and acquire a basic understanding of the meaning. There will be time for discussion, but the primary emphasis will be on covering the entire document during the 12-week period.


Required text: "Constitution of the United States of Cheon Il Guk."


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Study of the Constitution of Cheon Il Guk (Japanese)


Leader: Hitoshi Hoshino


Location: Online only


Time: Friday 7:30 pm EST


Class code: SPR-CIJ


This class will provide a basic understanding of the Constitution of the United States of Cheon Il Guk. We will read and discuss the Constitution item by item with the goal of covering the entire document during the whole semester.


Required text: “Constitution of the United States of Cheon Il Guk” (Japanese)


“日本語で学ぶ「天一国憲法」” リーダー:星野仁志 オンラインのみ 金曜夜7時30分アメリカ東部時間 クラスの目的: 「このクラスは天一国憲法の概観の理解を目指します。一項目ごとにディスカッションしながら読み進め3カ月で完読する予定です。亨進様や国進様のみ言葉を原点としながら、最終的に天一国憲法の基本的な理解にいたることを目的としています。」 テキスト:天一国憲法 日本語バージョン


This class is full. If cancellations occur or space becomes available, registration will open again for this class.

I Know Nothing about Father's Words! (Japanese)
私はお父様のみ言葉を何もしりません


Leader: Jacob Suzuki


Location: Online only


Time: Saturday 7:00 am EST


Class code: SPR-FWJ


The goal of our class to feel God's heart through Father's words, to restore our relationship with Christ, and get strength to fight against evil. We will be reading Father’s early speeches (1957-1970) as our reading material. Father talked a lot about Jesus in his early speeches.


文鮮明先生み言葉撰集 1957-1970年頃 オンラインでアクセスできますので新たに買う必要はありません。年齢制限はありません。


All materials provided.


This class is full. If cancellations occur or space becomes available, registration will open again for this class.

More Than a Carpenter (Japanese)


Leader: Nobuo Mizutani


Location: Online Only


Time: Saturday 7:00 am EST


Class code: SPR-MCJ


In my class, we will learn how Josh McDowell, a former atheist, became a born-again Christian from a "common-sense" perspective. We will also focus on strengthening our own relationship with Christ.

の日本語版「神か大工か」を読んでディスカッションしながら、イエス様と聖書について勉強することで、自分の信仰と、キリスト、メシヤとの関係を見つめ直していくことが目的です。このクラスでイエス様のことを深く知れば知るほど、真のお父様のことをより深く知ることができることでしょう。深く知ることができることでしょう。


All materials provided.


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I Know Nothing About the Bible! (Japanese)


Leader: Miki Koh


Location: Online Only


Time: Saturday 8:00 am EST


Class code: SPR-IKJ


This class is for those who want to read through the Bible once to gain a greater overall understanding. We will be studying the Bible from different fields of study in order to deepen our understanding of God's words. I hope that all participants will come to realize that the Bible is the written word of God directed to us. Loving the Bible is loving True Father!


一度、聖書をじっくり読んでみたい、または、読んだけど、いまいちしっくりこない、、。という方にお勧めです。聖書は神様のみ言葉です。その神様のみ言葉に対する理解をより深めるため、他分野で聖書を学んでいきます。聖書は神話ではなく、私たち一人ひとりに直接語りかけられる神様のみ言葉であることを感じていけたらと思います。聖書愛は真のお父様愛です。


Required text: Bible (Japanese).


This class is full. If cancellations occur or space becomes available, registration will open again for this class.

Experiencing God


Leader: Kerry Williams


Location: Online only


Time: Sunday 1:30 pm EST


Class code: SPR-EXG


Let’s explore together how God reveals His will to us in our everyday lives with the help of the Holy Spirit. We’ll be reading and discussing Henry Blackaby’s Christian classic “Experiencing God.” Translated into 47 languages, this book has helped millions of people develop a more intimate relationship with God through His son Jesus Christ.


Required text: "Experiencing God” (2007 version) by Henry & Richard Blackaby, Claude King.


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Stay Healthy to 100!


Leader: Elke Noll


Location: On location only at Newfoundland, PA


Time: Sunday 2:30 pm EST


Class code: SPR-STH


In our class we will study and discuss the book "Healthy to 100" by Darrell Wolfe. Each class will begin with a biblical passage showing a connection between scripture and healthy eating. Wolfe provides the general public with life changing foundational tools and strategies, so anyone can master their life and live healthily to 100 years of age! He provides a good understanding how big pharma and big food have hijacked our health and well-being. He has made great effort to explain how our body works and breaks down in terms that a layperson can understand without sacrificing accuracy. It is my hope that we can support and encourage each other, discussing strategies for maintaining healthy habits. There will be a few samples and food demos. Contributions to offset cost of materials are appreciated.


Required text: "Healthy to 100" by Darrell Wolfe


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