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Saint Paul School of Theology and The Academy for Spiritual Formation are partnering to offer a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Prophetic Witness and Service with an emphasis in Spiritual Formation beginning Fall 2016. This is the first time a seminary has worked with The Academy for Spiritual Formation, ... 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
You're Invited ... To LISTEN and SHARE From the Well, a new podcast from The Academy for Spiritual Formation®, which draws from the rich spiritual content gathered and shared at various Two-Year and Five-Day Academies throughout the years.
The Academy has over 30 years of audio archives ... more
"There are no unimportant moments in any lifetime. All are precious gifts of opportunity to know and to serve the One who made us and chose to stand with us and be like us in the gift of life."—Rueben P. Job

  Please join The Upper Room in giving thanks ... more