The Academy for Spiritual Formation creates transformative space for people to be in communion with God, self, others, and creation for the sake of the world.
Our vision is for The Academy to be a movement that helps reshape the way pilgrims conceive of and live out the Christian life — a way that is rooted in and flows from God’s spirit and action in the world.
Academy pilgrims are the leaven in the loaf of contemporary Christianity, helping lead the way into the next incarnation of the body of Christ.
The Academy movement hopes to lead the way in forming Christian communities that embrace the multicultural, multi-ethnic, interfaith landscape of the 21st century for the transformation of the world.
An independent research study conducted by Doble Research Associates on The Academy for Spiritual Formation found that after attending an Academy, 79% of participants reported having a deeper hunger for God and 74% of participants reported experiencing increased self-compassion.
DEEPER HUNGER FOR GOD INCREASED 79%
SELF-COMPASSION INCREASED 74%
Since 1983, The Academy has offered a sacred place for spiritually hungry pilgrims, both clergy and lay. The Academy is an experience of disciplined Christian community emphasizing holistic spirituality — nurturing mind, body, and spirit. The program is ecumenical in nature and fosters spiritual rhythms of study and prayer, silence and liturgy, solitude and relationship, rest and exercise. Each Academy celebrates the Creator’s blessing, delights in the companionship of Christ, and witnesses to the power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives, churches, and the world.