Unity Urban Ministerial School

Welcome to Unity Urban Ministerial School

Unity Urban Ministerial School offers training that allows students to discover their spirituality through education and faith-based practices that allow a person to grow spritually, socially, and financially. Programs are structured to enhance the student's knowledge, soft skills, and technical skills necessary for 21st Century ministry.

 

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Required Texts for Summer Term 2017 Registration

Registration and text information is for Unity Urban Ministerial School online classes ONLY.
The required texts may be purchased online at Amazon.com, Half.com, and most reasonably at Addall.com.

To obtain your books in a timely manner, we highly recommend choosing priority shipping.

Summer Registration Begins May 17
Classes Begin May 24 and End August 1, 2017

First Year Classes Summer 2017

FU1005 – Bible Interpretation – Hebrew Scriptures
Textbooks:
An NRSV version of the Bible.  (preferably an annotated version such as the New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha)
Don't Know Much About the Bible, Kenneth C. Davis, Avon Books, New York. 1998.
Let There Be Light, Elizabeth Sand Turner, Unity Classic Library, Unity Books, Unity Village, Missouri.
Reading the Bible for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally, Marcus Borg.
A Manual For Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers; Kate L. Turabian, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2003 or latest edition  Any edition will help and there are some websites on the Internet with this information.
Recommended Texts:
Revealing Word, Unity Books, Unity Village, Missouri.
Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, John Shelby-Spong, HarperCollins, New York, 2011.

FU1036 – Metaphysics I
Required:
Heart-Centered Metaphysics by Paul Hasselbeck
The Divine Design by Carole Lunde

FU1002 – Myrtle and Charles on Healing and Wholeness
Textbooks:
Fillmore, Charles, JESUS CHRIST HEALS,  Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village, MO. 
Fillmore, Myrtle, HEALING LETTERS.  Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village, MO., 1953.
Fillmore, Charles, CHRISTIAN HEALING.  Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village, MO., 1909 

FU1033 – Twelve Powers
Textbook:
The Twelve Powers of Man by Charles Fillmore and Divine Audacity by Linda Martella Whitsett.

FU1011 – Lessons in Truth
Textbook:
Lessons in Truth, Emily Cady

Second Year Classes

BI5011 Bible Interpretation – Old Testament (Genesis – 1 Chronicles)
Textbook:
Surpassing Wonder:  the Invention of The Bible and the Talmud,  Donald Harmon Akenson, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2001
Holy Bible NRSV version (preferably an annotated version such as the New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha)
Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, Unity Books, Unity Village, MO
A Manual For Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers; Kate L. Turabian, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2003 or latest edition.
Let There Be Light, Elizabeth Sand Turner, Unity Classic Library, Unity Books, Unity Village, Missouri
Reading the Bible for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally, Marcus Borg.
Reclaiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, John Shelby-Spong, HarperCollins, New York, 2011.

IS5921 Credo Belief Structures
Textbooks:
Keep a True Lent, Charles Fillmore, Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village, MO, 1953
ADDITIONAL TEXTS
1. A Twelve Power Meditation Exercise, Charles Roth, Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village, MO, 1989
2. The Revealing Word, Charles Fillmore, Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village, MO, 1931  

CM4001 Homiletics I
Heisler, Greg. Spirit-led Preaching

CS2001 Counseling
Strategic Pastoral Counseling:  A Short-Term Structured Model 2nd Ed.  David G. Benner.  Baker Academic:  Grand Rapids, Michigan  2003

IS5940 Self Awareness I
Required Texts:
The Trip to Bethlehem:  The Traditional Christmas Story as a Guide to Spiritual Transformation by Hypatia Hasbrouck, 1995, Peanut Butter Press, Seattle WA – available from Rev. Toni Stephens Coleman, Senior Minister of Unity of Lincoln NE – RevToni@unityalive.org  (Please order these quickly so that Rev. Toni is able to get them to you before start of class)
Ministry Burnout by John A. Sanford, 1982, 1992, Paulist Press, Ramsey NJ – available on amazon.com – either hardback or paperback are OK
Shame and Guilt—Masters of Disguise by Jane Middelton-Moz, either 1990 or 1991 edition, Health Communications, Inc.  Deerfield Beach, FL – available on Amazon.com
One Chapter in Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore - Chapter 12 – Conscious Mind and Subconscious Mind, 1953,Unity Books, Unity Village  

Third Year Classes

BI5021   Bible Interpretation – New Testament (The Gospels)
The New Testament: A Students Introduction, Stephen L. Harris, McGraw-Hill, Boston. (get a used copy, 2008 edition if possible, but any will work. I  purchased a used copy from Alibirs for $12. Amazon has used from $7 to $15).  If you are using a different edition, most of the assignments are given using the title of the section so look for that section if the pages do not line up.  Also, if you are using electronic versions, using the "search" function should get you to the correct area. 
Mysteries of John, Charles Fillmore, Unity Books, Unity Village.
Don't Know Much About the Bible, Kenneth C. Davis, Avon Books, New York. 1998
Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, Unity Books,, Unity Village, MO
Revealing Word, Unity Books, Unity Village, MO
A Manual For Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers; Kate L. Turabian; University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2003. Any edition will help and there are some websites on the Internet with this information.

MS2011 Prayer and Meditation
Required Textbooks:
Hypatia, Hasbrouk, Handbook of Positive Prayer. Unity Village, MO: Unity School of Christianity, 1984.  
The Third Testament; A Story of Regeneration, 2010.  Books may be received by contacting the author at catherine.thomas24@yahoo.com
Additional Reading:
Butterworth, Eric, Discover the Power Within You. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1968 
Fillmore, Charles and Cora, Teach Us to Pray. Unity Village: Unity Books, 1997

HI1004 Overview of World Religion
World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored & Explained Paperback – 2006, John Bowker  

UUM3001 Management Skills for the 21st Century
Autopsy of a Deceased Church (12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive); Thom S. Rainer; B & H Publishing Group; Nashville TN

MS2001 How I Used Truth
Boehm , Toni G., PH.D., “Conscious Living" email the author at Revtboehm@aol.com  or order on amazon.com
Cady, Emile H,  Complete Works of Emile H. Cady; Missouri or any Unity Church Bookstore
The Bible (KJV)