WINTER 2017 – Agape University Courses

The Agape University is excited to announce the Winter 2017 course list.



Due to the current restoration of the Agape Spiritual Center,

certain Agape University courses WILL BE DELAYED.


Dangerous Beauty

originally scheduled to begin January 12th,

will begin January 19th.


Prayer As A  Way of Life

originally scheduled to begin January 14th,

will begin January 21st.


Mediation and the Evolution of Consciousness

scheduled to begin January 17th,

will begin January 31st





Dangerous Beauty: 13 Scandalous Teachings Of Jesus (10-Week Course)

(The Original Dates for this course have changed. See corrections below)


Rev. Joanne Coleman

This class provides participants with a basic understanding of the Semitic approach to the Bible, ranging from its history, its continuing impact on today’s world view, the daily customs/culture, and the idiomatic phrases that have become doctrine. In the nurturing community of our classroom, we will sojourn from believing “on” Jesus to simply believing Jesus. Special emphasis will be on the teachings of Jesus; the Aramaic language he spoke; the socio-political climate in which he taught, and the spiritual anticipation and the messianic longings of his first hearers. Through lecture, collaborative poem-making, small group discussions, and expressive arts, the teaching of Jesus will come alive for you. You’ll feel like one of those long ago talmidim (students ) picnicking on blankets along the  stony shores of the Sea of Galilee riveted while listening to that  fisherman-prophet speak the “Immanent, Immediacy” of God into their Awareness.  Come. Hear Jesus again—for the first time. Come.  Meet this undomesticated, pioneering mystic from Galilee. This course is designed for both skeptics and longtime lovers of the Bible. It is for seasoned metaphysicians and those just getting started on their spiritual journey. Rediscover how to live Jesus’ original, revolutionary message of hope and transformation.

Thursday Evenings 7:00PM – 10:00PM

First class: January 19th, 2017      Last class: March 23rd, 2017    Location: Spirit of Creativity Room

Course Appreciation Price:  $400 Early Bird Price      $425 Day of Class Price

Required Material: None                              Prerequisites: None



*Prayer As a Way of Life (10-Week Course)

(The Original Dates for this course have changed. See corrections below)


Rev. Susan Shahani; Wendy Silvers, ALSP

Prayer – Who Prays? Why Pray? What is Prayer Really About? In this class we will explore these questions and many others. This class creates an opportunity for us to experience prayer as a way of life through the daily practice and application of it in our daily living. We will also discover the very heart and soul of our prayer work and learn to embody the deep feeling tone and vibrations of the qualities of God such as Love, Joy and Expansion. We will begin to notice how even the simplest form of prayer can become a powerful and meaningful experience for us. Each prayer will take on its own individualized expression through us/as us! All are supported in growing in confidence, conviction and authority through daily devotional application of the six steps of Affirmative Prayer that we teach here in our spiritual community. Deep dialogue, experiential processes, prayer partnerships, writing opportunities, help to create the foundation for us to realize that learning to pray ‘one step at a time’ is truly Divine!

Saturday Mornings 10:00AM – 1:00PM

First class: January 21st, 2017    Last class: March 25th, 2017   Location: Spirit of Wisdom Room

Course Appreciation Price: $400 Early Bird Price       $425 Day of Class Price

Required Material: None                   Prerequisites: None



*Meditation and the Evolution of Consciousness (5-Week Course)

(The Original Dates for this course have changed. See corrections below)

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Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith; Rev. Dr. Cheryl J. Ward

Meditation Is The Vehicle Through Which Consciousness Expands. In this class you will move into a greater understanding of the idea that you are an individualized expression of Spirit, God Consciousness.  We will explore various modes of meditation:  Contemplative, Existential and Spiritual. You will also come to value and appreciate a daily meditative practice.  As you journey deep into your inner being— through silence—you find the doorway to Cosmic Consciousness.  Through this doorway, you no longer cast a shadow into matter; you meld into a conscious union with God!

Tuesday Evenings 7:00PM—9:30PM

First class: January 31ST, 2017    Last class: February 28TH, 2017      Location: Sanctuary

Course Appreciation Price:    $350 Early Bird Price   $375 Day of Class Price

This course will be available for those who wish to Live Stream. Recordings of each class will be available to all students, attending in person or participating online.

Required Material: Life Visioning, A Transformative Process for Activating Your Unique Gifts and Highest Potential by Michael Bernard Beckwith; Meditation in the Silence by E.V. Ingram; This Thing Called You by Ernest Holmes; The Voice of the Master by Eva Bell Werber; Breath by Breath The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation by Larry Rosenberg with David Guy

Prerequisites: None



Mystical Energy Medicine (5-Week Course)


Rev. Keith Horwitz

Throughout the ages Mystics from every culture and religion, have all shared a common practice: Communion (an intimate awareness) with the higher self, with the Divine Creator, for wisdom, wellness and empowerment. They were all led to the sacred inner sanctuary and given the tools, roadmaps and knowledge of how the Universe works. One of the most powerful tools discovered by the Mystics was how to read subtle energies, used today in the field of Energy Medicine.

The practice and science of Energy Medicine goes far beyond healing the physical body – it is one of the gateways to living a life of Success, Love, Joy, Prosperity, Wellness, Harmony, Bliss and fun!  In this class we will review the Divine science of the subtle energy bodies of the chakras, aura and cellular memory, 12-strand DNA and energetic imprints. We will explore and experience weekly energy processes that help us to understand the wisdom of Divine language, and expand and align our own natural intuitive gifts with Truth and healing.

Tuesday Evenings 7:00PM—9:30PM; February 7th, 2017 — March 7th, 2017 

Course Appreciation Price: $300 Early Bird Price    $325 Day of Class Price

Suggested Reading: Biology of Belief (Bruce Lipton); This Thing Called You (Ernest Holmes)

Required Material: None

Prerequisites: None



The Way of Transformational Leadership – (5-week Course)


Rev. Dr. Leon Campbell Jr.

Join Dr. Leon Campbell, Jr. and a host of guest speakers from various fields as we explore powerful lessons that you can use to lead your business, classroom, church, family or any endeavor you choose to undertake. This class will help you to navigate and weather the storms of fear, doubt and worry. The ability to lead is an inborn gift within everyone, and this class will help you unwrap this treasure (gift) and use your talents to create (develop) new circumstances that shape the future.

We will explore the meaning of leadership and its role; why it is important in our world; where do we start; what are the tools needed to successfully lead; how to obtain information to be a leader; how to handle challenges and turn setbacks into positives; mentor future generation of leaders. We will also examine the leadership styles of past and present leaders who have effectively articulated a vision, crafted a strategy and changed our world.

Saturday Mornings 10:00AM – 1:00PM

First class: February 11, 2017                Last class: March 11, 2017

Course Appreciation Price: $300 Early Bird Price        $325 Day of Class Price

Required Material: None                   Prerequisites: None




*Core Classes; Practitioner Prerequisite courses.

~ One 5 week Joel Goldsmith Course is a Pre-Requiste for Practitioner Studies; course titles may vary.

AU makes every effort to maintain proposed class schedules, however course dates and scheduling are subject to change.

Questions or Concerns? Email or Call 310-348-1260 Ext 1611