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Have you felt like you’re a valley of dry bones? Sometimes God blowing through hollow bones brings those bones to life and creates music that ... more

  On May 17, 1983 the first Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation began at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN!  Join us in celebrating The Academy and YOUR work with us these 35 years!  Honor The Academy by giving ... more
Healing doesn't mean cure. Healing means God's deep action in our lives to make us whole.

-Sister Kathleen Flood, Academy Podcast, Episode 7 (Listen here!) HEALING AND WHOLENESS Time and again, we hear from Academy participants about ... more

A Challenging Opportunity

January 22, 2016

In March of 2015, B.A. Miskowiec (Academy #34) lost a beloved aunt. As the year neared its end, B.A. had an idea for how to honor their relationship and her aunt’s memory in a special way.

On December 3, B.A. issued a challenge to the Academy #34 community: ... more

Remembering Bob Mulholland

December 22, 2015

It is with great sadness that we share that beloved Academy faculty member and friend, Bob Mulholland has passed away after a two-year battle with cancer. Bob taught at the very first session of the first Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation.

Stephen Bryant, a participant in Academy ... more
The Florida Academy Community spreads the word about their upcoming Five-Day Academy and serves as a reminder to all of us that we, too, can spread the word about Academies near us, as well as news from our Academy communities. If you have news to share ... more
Tom Mellott, Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Bowling Green, and Academy #36 participant, shared his Academy Story on an Ohio local news program on WTOL in Bowling Green as part of its Thanksgiving weekend special. 

“I found myself wanting to go deeper in my relationship with ... more

Two-Year Academy #37 Begins

August 19, 2015

by Claire McKeever-Burgett

The 37th Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation recently concluded its first week of community-building and spiritual learning at Camp Sumatanga near Birmingham, Alabama with 67 participants—the largest Academy in history. Traveling from nineteen different states and the United Kingdom, Academy 37 pilgrims represent about 50/50 ... more
At the end of June, twenty-three alumna of The Academy for Spiritual Formation set out on a pilgrimage to Scotland and visited what the Celts call “thin places.”

Their journey, which included time on the isles of Iona and Lindisfarne, was framed primarily through the stories of four Celtic Saints: ... more

The Upper Room has renamed The Academy for Spiritual Formation Leadership Endowment in honor of the late John Mogabgab, who served on the initial Advisory Board for The Academy and was the primary architect of the Two-Year Academy curriculum.   The endowment’s new name is the John ... more