Spiritual Explorers

Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute (UWSI)

Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute course registration for winter term online courses will open Mon, Dec 5, for both Ministerial and Religious Studies, and Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE). All courses will begin in January 2017. We urge you to register early. UWM/UWSI offices will be closed for Christmas on Dec 23, 2016, through Jan 2, 2017. Note: You must be enrolled in UWSI before you can register for classes.

Program Overview

For over 100 years, Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute (UWSI) has been offering educational opportunities for those seeking spiritual growth as well as those building a career in ministry. From your first spiritual enrichment class through your entire career in ministry, UWSI has something for you.

Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE)

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, your path at Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute (UWSI) begins with Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) courses.

If you are a casual learner, the SEE courses may be taken for your own enjoyment and enrichment. Or you may wish to complete the SEE Spiritual Development Program and the SEE Licensed Unity Teacher Path Intensive Program, which can open the door to credentialing as a licensed Unity teacher or minister.

SEE courses will be taught in one of three ways; as a face-to-face, online or hybrid course.

  • Face-to-face courses are "traditional" courses, taught on-campus at Unity Village, Missouri.
  • Online courses are provided online, but have no live or interactive components. (Example: Self-paced courses) These courses will be offered at a later date.
  • Hybrid courses are provided online with some scheduled, online interactive sessions. Interactive sessions include live, real-time interaction between the instructor and all students in the course.

Any way they are provided, SEE courses are not something you will take and put away on a bookshelf, never to be used again. Your experiences will enrich your everyday life, for the rest of your life.

Spiritual Development Program (SDP)

The Spiritual Development Program  offers a more structured course of study for students looking to expand and deepen their spiritual awareness. Thses courses are required for graduation from Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute’s Spiritual Development Program. Courses are available online from UWSI and in local Unity ministries. The completion of this 25-course program opens the door to applying for credentialing as a licensed Unity teacher or a Unity minister.

Note: There will be no changes in this program through 2017. In 2018, some course will be combined and new required courses will be added. If you are currently in the SDP, please know that UWSI staff will work with you to assure that no student is adversely affected by the changes in the program after 2017.

SEE Spiritual Development Program - Required Courses 2016-17

LUT Path Intensive* On-Campus Schedule 2017    *formerly SEE Week C

Biblical Studies

Overview: Hebrew Scriptures                                              Bible Interpretation: Hebrew Scriptures
Overview of the Christian Scriptures                                  Bible Interpretation: Acts - Revelation
Jesus’ Teachings                                                                  The Creative Process in the Bible
The Christ

Metaphysical Studies and Skills
Metaphysics 1                                                                           Healing & Wholeness 1
Metaphysics 2                                                                           Healing & Wholeness 2
Metaphysics 3                                                                           Unity for Today
Metaphysics 4                                                                           Lessons in Truth
Prosperity                                                                                  Discover the Power Within You
Twelve Powers

Prayer Studies and Skills
Unity Prayer
Meditation Practices

Interdepartmental Studies and Skills
Background of New Thought
Development of the Unity Movement

Licensed Unity Teacher Program

This program is designed to deepen your understanding of Unity principles and enhance your leadership skills. The required Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) courses provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a valuable asset to your church community. The use of the title of Licensed Unity Teacher is granted only to those who are affiliated with a ministry recognized by Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM). See UWM's Licensed Unity Teacher Studies webpage for details on this program.

The following courses are taught in three separate sessions on-campus at Unity Village, MO.

LUT Path Intensive Session 1
Advanced Bible Study
Art of Teaching I
Communication I
Ministry Leadership & Polity

LUT Path Intensive Session 2                                                   
Advanced Metaphysics
Art of Teaching II
Communication II
The "I" of the Storm

LUT Path Intensive Session 3
Communication III
Interpersonal Studies
Prayer & Spiritual Support
Praying as a Unity Leader

Ministry and Religious Studies Graduate Program (M&RS)

The first step in the M&RS program is the Spiritual Development component of SEE. The next step in your ministerial educational journey is the M&RS program.

The M&RS program is designed to build your skills in all aspects of ministry. The online program includes internships where you are mentored by professionals in ministry. This rich learning environment gives you an opportunity to develop relationships that will support you throughout your career. Periodic intensives allow you to hone specific talents in speaking, counseling, prayer and meditation, family systems and youth and adult education. Courses are designed with current content and instructed by ministers with particular expertise in the presented subjects.

Dig in and complete your M&RS education in three years, or opt for a more “leisurely” pace and finish in as many as seven years. Find more information on UWSI M&RS Program webpage.

Continuing Education

After completion of the M&RS program, UWSI offers continuing education to that will feed you and your ministry. Sometimes credentialed leaders feel isolated or desire to continue their learning—possibly even obtaining a master’s in divinity. With the evolving curriculum at UWSI, you will gain the advantage of current research and interaction with your peers assisting you in confidently leading your ministry. See how you can take your leadership skills to a new level on UWSI's Continuing Education webpage.