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. Fall semester classes begin the week of October 9, 2016. All times are posted in Eastern Standard Time (USA).

To register for any class please click on the orange “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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Fall 2016 Catalog

The Divine Feminine


Leaders: Jamal Johnson and Robert Pickell


Location: Online and Newfoundland, PA


Time: Monday 6:30 pm EST


Class code: FLL-TDF


This class will cover the role and responsibilities that women have faced and dealt with in the course of God's original ideal, and His efforts to restore that ideal. Group discussion will focus on investigating the divine feminine aspects that God desires and cherishes.


Required text: Bible and Exposition of the Divine Principle (tricolor version).


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

Experiencing God


Leader: Ted O’Grady


Location: Online only


Time: Monday 7:00 pm EST


Class code: FLL-EXG


In my class, we will intentionally seek an experiential intimacy with the living God. Based on the book “Experiencing God” by Henry Blackaby, we will seek for understanding and unity as a group of core believers. 100% Biblically-based and driven, we will be open to God’s revelation as we seek for power, wisdom, and affirmation.


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


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Tell Your Heart to Beat Again (Women)


Leader: Christina Ellanson


Location: Online only


Time: Monday 8:00 pm EST


Class code: FLL-TYH


This is a class intended for sisters of all ages who have made mistakes, been in bad situations or who felt their life of faith has gone dormant. In this class, the intention is to create a support group where sisters can take the first steps of healing and discovering God’s true grace and powerful love. I thought I could get by without a strong, living relationship with God and Christ. After an intense course of discovering my true identity through Christ and our Heavenly Father, I became more empowered, happier, and the most free I’ve ever been.

Using the book “Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild” by Christian author Mary A. Kassian as our main text, I want to help class members apply the timeless wisdom of the Bible to create a rich connection with God and reap all the benefits that go along with it!


Required text: “Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild” by Mary A. Kassian.


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More Than a Carpenter


Developing Our Relationship with Jesus Christ


Leader: Seyeon Moon


Location: Online only


Time: Tuesday 5:30 pm EST


Class code: FLL-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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Educating for the Kingdom of God


Leader: Birgit Poljakov


Location: Online only


Time: Tuesday 7:00 pm EST


Class code: FLL-EKG


The purpose of my class is to learn together how we can actualize Kingdom Principles. Only if God's ideal is clear in our mind, can we see how Satan is manipulating the very fabric of our society. The mind has been hijacked by the education system and the media to serve Satan’s purposes rather than God's creation, which has resulted in a world lacking true spiritual health.

Based on the premise that there is ONE Original Blueprint for God's creation and ONE Purpose of Creation expressed through Jesus (Bible), Divine Principle and True Fathers 8 Great Textbooks, and Hyung Jin Nim and Kook Jin Nim’s explanations, we will use God’s word to shine light on how knowledge can be understood from God’s viewpoint and compare it with common knowledge from the fallen world.



Required text: Bible, The Divine Principle.

Other materials provided.


This class has been canceled.

The Upside Down Constitution of Cheon Il Guk


Leader: Timothy Elder


Location: Online only


Time: Tuesday 7:00 pm EST


Class code: FLL-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."


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

More Than a Carpenter (Russian)


Leader: Jane Kolobova


Location: Online only


Time: Wednesday 2:00 pm EST


Class code: FLL-MCR


In my class, we will explore the Bible and the mission of Jesus from the viewpoint of “common sense,” and also focus on strengthening one’s relationship with Christ.


Название: Не просто плотник
Лидер: Евгения Колобова
Место: Только онлайн
Время: 21 ч по московскому времени
Цель: Рассмотреть Библию и миссию Иисуса с точки зрения “здравого смысла” и укрепить свои отношения с Христом.
Текст: “Не просто плотник” Джош МакДауэлл


Required text: “More Than a Carpenter” by Josh McDowell (original version in Russian).


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"Dressed to Kill": A Biblical Approach to Spiritual Warfare and Armor


Leader: Lowell Ellanson


Location: Online only


Time: Wednesday 7:00 pm EST


Class code: FLL-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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Preparedness Peace


Leader: Arthur Noren


Location: Online only


Time: Wednesday 7:00 pm EST


Class code: FLL-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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Prayer


Leader: Dominic Odey Yegwa


Location: Online only


Time: Wednesday 8:00 pm EST


Class code: FLL-PRA


The purpose of this class is to enable people to become prayer warriors and defenders for their faith. Those who do not like prayer can also apply and unlock the hidden power in the word of God that urges us to pray without ceasing. The class will present a step by step method of winning spiritual battles through focused prayer­­­s and journaling.

We will deal with practical issues of concern to each individual, separate from satanic agents, and expedite your inner peace that will help you love God, society, and family.


Required text: “Too Busy Not to Pray” by Bill Hybels (20th Anniversary Edition).


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Love and War: Find the Marriage You Always Dreamed of!


Leaders: Kevin and Tami Brugman


Location: Online only


Time: Wednesday 8:30 pm EST


Class code: FLL-FMY


This is a Biblically-based class based on the book “Love and War” by John and Stasi Eldredge. By focusing on Scripture, and God’s heart, our marriages can grow, become what God intended; and also what we ultimately long for. The authors of the book “Love and War” show us how couples can WIN by “fighting for each other, instead of against each other.” As they say,“We live in a great love story, set in the midst of war.”


Required texts:
“Love and War: Find your way to a Beautiful Marriage” by John and Stasi Eldredge
and
“Love and War”: Participant Guide by John and Stasi Eldredge.


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Bible Study (Korean)


Leader: Nohsook Elder


Location: Online only


Time: Thursday 8:00 am EST


Class code: FLL-BIB


In my class, we will read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and discuss the content. Participants will be expected to read 10 pages of the Bible per day.

우리 반은 성경 창세기 부터 요한 계시록 까지 하루에 10 페이지 읽으면서. 토론을 할 것입니다.


Required text: Bible (Korean).


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

More Than a Carpenter (Japanese)


Leader: Hiroshi Takebayashi


Location: Online Only


Time: Friday 9:30 am EST


Class code: FLL-MC4


The purpose of the class is to take another good look at our faith and our relationship with Christ by studying about Jesus and the Bible, through reading "More Than a Carpenter" by Josh McDowell. I believe the more deeply you know about Jesus, the more deeply you will know about True Father.

“More Than a Carpenter”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! (Thai)


Leader: Warin Punmart


Location: Online only


Time: Friday 8:30 pm EST


Class code: FLL-IKT


ผู้นำหอ้งเรียนโดย วาริน พันธมาต
ฉันไม่รู้อะไรเลยเกี่ยวกับพระคำภีร์
วันและเวลา  :       วันศุกร์ ๒ ทุ่มครึ่ง
ความมุ่งหมาย ช่วยให้เข้าใจลึกซึงมากขึ้นเกี่ยวกับพระคำภีร์


The purpose of my class is to help people more deeply understand and appreciate the Bible as the living word of God.  Let's learn together!


Required text: Bible (Thai).


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More Than a Carpenter (Japanese)


Leader: Hitoshi Hoshino


Location: Online Only


Time: Saturday 8:00 am EST


Class code: FLL-MC1


Through studying Josh McDowell’s book "More Than a Carpenter," we will gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and our role as Completed Testament Age Christians. Most importantly, we will focus on developing our relationship with Jesus Christ as Bridegroom, Judge, and King, centering on the true seed of God.


“More Than a Carpenter” の日本語訳「神か大工か」をテキストとして勉強 を進めながら、聖書のより深い理解と共に成約時代のクリスチャンとして の役割をより深く考えていきます。特に神様の種(血統)を中心として、 新郎であり、審判主であり、また王様として来られたイエスキリストと私 との関係に焦点を絞っていきます。


All materials provided.


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

I Know Nothing About the Bible! (Japanese)


Leader: Miki Koh


Location: Online Only


Time: Saturday 8:00 am EST


Class code: FLL-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.

Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!


Leader: Kerry Williams


Location: Newfoundland, PA only


Time: Sunday 2:30 pm EST


Class code: FLL-MJN


Our voices are gifts with which we can offer music to Heavenly Father. In my class, we will focus on improving our singing voices through practicing basic fundamentals of vocal pedagogy. We will learn gospel music and songs from the sacred repertoire. This class is open to anyone who loves to sing!


All materials provided.


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