Five Day Academy

The Spiritual Formation Team of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Upper Room welcomes you to browse our website featuring the Florida 5 Day Academy For Spiritual Formation. 

The Spiritual Formation Team of Discipleship Ministries of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Upper Room welcomes you to our website featuring the Florida Five-Day Academy For Spiritual Formation.

Our first Five-Day Academy was held in March 2001. This year we just hosted our 17th annual academy on March 5-10, 2017, at the Life Enrichment Retreat Center in Fruitland Park, Florida. This Academy’s featured presenter was Rev. Wilkie Au and Dr. Amy Oden.

Now for even more news!  We have the dates for next year’s 18th academy in 2018:  March 11-16, 2018.  Mark your calendars now! The faculty for 2018 will be Rabbi David Horowitz and Rev. Marjorie J Thompson.

The academy for spiritual formation is…

  • a time to fill the deep spiritual hunger that characterizes many lives;
  • an opportunity for intentional spiritual growth in a disciplined, accepting community;
  • a place where community silence enhances personal prayer and reflection;
  • a time of spiritual renewal and discovery through academic presentation, personal reflections and communal sharing;
  • a sharing of spiritual growth in covenant groups;
  • a time for healing to continue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 5 Day Academy Participants

Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011