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 Five Day Academy Team 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 19th annual academy on March 10-15, 2019, at the Life Enrichment Retreat Center in Fruitland Park, Florida. This Academy’s featured presenters were Rev. Steve West and Rev. Kathryn Damiano.
Now for even more news! In 2020 we will host a Three Day Academy for Spiritual Formation, our first in Florida. The dates for next year’s 20th academy in 2020: March 12-15, 2020. Mark your calendars now! The faculty for 2020 will be Rev. Frank Rogers.
The theme will be Compassion in Practice.
Community in the Academy setting offers sacred space to reflect on your own journey and the Word, share in a safe and confidential place, walk with others who drink from a deep wellspring of life-giving water and grow in intimacy with the Lord.
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.
2018 5 Day Academy Participants