Picture of three of the Ruhi books: Reflections on the Life of the Spirit, Arising to Serve and The Twin Manifestations.

Southeastern Regional Training Institute

“Ultimately, then, the purpose of the training institute is to build the capacity of individuals to meet the many needs of growing, vibrant communities.” — Letter dated 11 September 2005 written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to a National Spiritual Assembly.

When we first introduced the concept of the training institute, it was in the context of the need to raise up human resources to take on the tasks of expansion and consolidation. At this juncture, when a new series of Plans has just begun, we invite you to take a more expansive view. - Universal House of Justice, 30 December 2021

Central to the pattern of action evolving in a cluster is the individual and collective transformation effected through the agency of the Word of God. From the beginning of the sequence of courses, a participant encounters Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation in considering such weighty themes as worship, service to humanity, the life of the soul, and the education of children and youth…What is clear, then, is that as the institute process in a cluster gains momentum, the act of teaching comes to assume greater prominence in the lives of the friends.
-Universal House of Justice, December 29, 2015

Study Circles

Junior Youth Groups

Children's Classes

Contact Regional Training Institute

For questions or to learn more information about training programs in your area, please contact: board@rtise.org

Community Building

In neighborhoods throughout the world, Bahá’ís are working alongside others to contribute to the transformation of society. A two-fold purpose fundamental to these endeavors is the transformation of their own spiritual and intellectual growth, and contributing to the betterment of the world.