A Journey into the Heart of Christ: Spiritual Healing and Justice (September 18-23, 2022)

by | Apr 19, 2022 | AZ 5 Day Academy, East District Newsletter, North District Newsletter, South District Newsletter, West District Newsletter

This year’s Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation is a response to two of our greatest needs: a desire to deepen our life with God and a longing for justice.

Too often, the Church is split between those who pray and those who march. The reality is that the contemplative and the prophetic need each other. Without contemplation, those advocating for justice grow weary and cynical. Without prophetic awareness, those who pray become complacent and self-serving. We need both dimensions in order to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

Developed in 1983, the Academy is a retreat model that brings head and heart together. The balanced rhythm of gathering and solitude restores our sensitivity to ourselves and others. Faculty lectures are brief and focused, allowing time for integration and discovery.

To learn more about the Academy for Spiritual Formation, go to the Upper Room’s website (https://academy.upperroom.org/). Scroll through the list of “Shorter Academies” and you’ll see that you’re part of a global effort to reach lay and clergy in many places.

To register for Arizona’s Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation, go to our Conference website (https://dscumc.org/arizona-five-day-academy/). The registration deadline is August 15, so hurry to reserve your spot.

For more information, contact Jerry Haas (jndhaas@gmail.com). Note that this event is for lay and clergy. Scholarships are available.


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