2017 VA Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation


Sponsored by the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church in cooperation with The Upper Room, this retreat is open to clergy and lay of any denomination who are seeking to deepen their relationship with God through prayer, learning, worship, and reflection. 

 The retreat uses a Benedictine model of periods of silence, morning and evening prayer, Eucharist, and covenant groups.  Each day includes teaching by outstanding faculty. Faculty leaders will be Dr. Elaine Heath, Dean of the Divinity School and Professor of Missional Theology, Duke University and Dr. L. Roger Owens, Associate Professor of Leadership Ministry, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. 

 Online Registration and a form for mail-in registration can be found at www.vaumc.org/SpiritualFormation. If you have questions or need further information, please contactDot Ivey, Retreat Leader (dotcivey@gmail.com or 804-897-4060) or Cathy Bowen, Registrar (cathy.bowen@verizon.net or 703-281-5506.)