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5-Day Academy

Five-Day Hybrid Academy for Spiritual Formation


MARCH 5-10, 2023

Psalm 131:2 says, “But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.

 Academy Faculty:

     L. Roger Owens - Bio

      Dr. Roberta Bondi - Bio


Registration and payment can be made by clicking here.  If you are unable to pay online, checks are payable to Florida Conference Treasurer with your name/3-Day Academy on the memo line.  Mail the check to CJM Ministries, 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Lakeland, FL 33815.  All checks must be received by the payment deadline. 

$699 Single Room

$599 Double Room

$400 Hybrid (a limited number of hybrid applications will be accepted).

NOTE:  A $150 deposit is required upon registration.  Payment in full is due not later than 2/5/2023.

Cancellation:  Full refund if cancelled before 1/4/2023.  No refund after that date

To apply for a scholarship, contact Jim Cook at or Ann Abbott at

Typical Day

7:30 Morning Prayer

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Faculty Presentation: Roberta Bondi

10:00 Silent Reflection Time

11:00 Group Discussion and Community Time

12:00 Lunch and Free Time

2:30 Faculty Presentation: Roger Owens

3:30 Silent Reflection Time

4:30 Group Discussion Time

5:15 Eucharist Service

6:00 Dinner and Free Time

7:30 Covenant Groups

9:00 Night Prayer

Great Silence until Morning Prayer

Registration will be from 3:30 to 5:00 Sunday afternoon March 5th in the Gold Room. The Academy ends with lunch on Friday, March 10, 2023

Participants are encouraged to remain on site throughout the Academy. All COVID-19 protocols provided by the Florida Conference must be observed.

Three (3) CEU’s are available from the Florida Conference (FREE) and/or from the GBOD for a fee of $15.


Academy scholarships available.  the Robbi Walker Memorial Scholarship and others make participation in this shared spiritual experience possible.  To Apply, contact Ann Abbott at or Jim Cook at