Join Me in a Life-Giving Retreat

St. Augustine writes, “You have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they find rest in you.”  In these times of the 24/7 news cycle, the relentless news of disasters and crises, I find myself so very tired. I am finding that the Academy for Spiritual Formation community has become a sort of “church” for me, bringing me grounding, succor, and rest. The Academy experience has been both life-giving and life-changing for me. 

Will you consider joining me for the next session of the 2-year Academy?

The Academy for Spiritual Formation is a holistic experience in Christian formation, framed in the context of worship and intentional community.  Participants journey together for eight, six-day sessions over the course of two years, growing together in wisdom and love.  The rhythm of the day feeds the soul and taps the deep well of God’s grace that sustains our life in the Spirit.  

The next Two-year Academy for Spiritual Formation (Academy #42) begins January 23, 2023 at Camp McDowell, a beautiful Episcopal Conference Center near Birmingham, Alabama. I will be the worship leader for Academy #42. If you join us, we will have the opportunity to journey together during the two years! The rest of the amazing team for Academy #42 Pat Luna (Retreat Leader), Don E. Saliers (Theologian), Robin Dease (Spiritual Director), Derrick Scott (Covenant Groups) and Kathy Norberg (Hospitality).  Please take a look at the amazing faculty that will be joining us.

Please prayerfully explore the website for Academy #42, including the downloadable brochure. Like almost everything worthwhile, the Academy will require a sacrifice of your time, talent, and treasure, but the rewards will indeed be everlasting. Know that I will be praying for you as you discern God’s will for you regarding this exciting opportunity.  

4 thoughts on “Join Me in a Life-Giving Retreat”

  1. Great line up. It’s very tempting….. Janice McNair, D.W.S. Director of Worship and Music Ministries First-Centenary United Methodist Church 418 Oak Street Chattanooga, TN 37403 423-756-2021

    1. We don’t have any other 2-year retreats right now — except Alabama. But usually we have them parts of the country. But there are 5-day Academy retreats all over the country. Go to the Academy website and look for the offerings for “shorter academies.” Blessings, Beth

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