If you are hungering for deeper spiritual walk—a time to rest, relax and reflect, as well as renewing your body, mind and spirit then this retreat is for YOU! The Academy is for lay and clergy of all denominations who come together to deepen their relationship with God and to live as faithful servants in the world.
The rhythm of the day is embraced by morning and night prayer and enriched with daily Eucharist. Faculty presentations are given each morning and afternoon followed by silence for individual reflection and then group response/sharing time.
Covenant groups offer time for accountability and sharing. Free time for rest and recreation is also provided. See below for the schedule of a typical day. In order to maintain the integrity of the Academy experience, it is requested that participants stay on the Life Enrichment Center campus.
A TYPICAL DAY
|7:30-8:00 a.m.||Morning Prayer|
|9:00-10:00 a.m.||Morning Class|
|10:00-11:00 a.m.||Silence and solitude for prayer and reflection|
|11:00-11:30 a.m.||Plenary discussion with faculty|
|12:30-2:30 p.m.||Free Time|
|2:30-3:30 p.m.||Afternoon class|
|3:30-4:30 p.m.||Silence and solitude for prayer and reflection|
|4:30-5:00 p.m.||Plenary discussion with faculty|
|5:15-6:00 p.m.||Evening Prayer/Eucharist|
|7:30-9:00 p.m.||Covenant Groups|
|9:15-9:30 p.m.||Night Prayer|
Silence will be observed in rooms and halls during the night until Morning Prayer.
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