Nourish your spiritual life. Find community. Ground yourself in God.
WHAT ARE SHORTER ACADEMIES?
A “taste” of the Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation, Shorter Academies (Five-Day, Three-Day, and Two-Day retreats) invite participants to spend time apart in a Christian retreat setting with worship at the center. Each Shorter Academy asks faculty to present on a particular theme and offers participants time and space to respond to this theme through silence, written and spoken word, prayer, worship, and community sharing.
Shorter Academies are sponsored by local ecclesiastical bodies under the guidance of The Upper Room®.
WHO ARE SHORTER ACADEMIES FOR?
For all who hunger for deep spiritual experience.
Shorter Academies are for both clergy and lay, designed for both head and heart. They provide structured space both for communicating knowledge about Christian spiritual formation and experiencing it.
Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are available for each Five-Day Academy for a fee of $15.
WHAT DO THEY COST?
Registration fees vary depending on the cost of the retreat center, the duration of the retreat, and the financial support given by the sponsoring ecclesiastical body. Registration fees include room, board, tuition, and fees. Books and travel required for the week are an additional cost.
A typical registration fee for a Five-Day Academy in 2016 ranged from $575 to $750.