Greater Northwest 5 Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
April 29, 2018 - May 4, 2018
“Contemplative prayer is like striking a tuning fork. All you can really do in the spiritual life is resonate to the true pitch, to receive the always-present message.” – Richard Rohr
Join us as Dr Sharon Daloz Parks and Rev Dr Cynthia Wilson help us to respond to a world full of fear, anxiety, and incivility by learning to resonate with God and others.
What is the 5-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation?
The Academy is an ecumenical retreat designed for laity & clergy. Through a daily rhythm of prayer, worship, study, and reflection, the Academy strives to deepen our relationships with God and each other.
Each day will include:
- faculty presentations
- silent reflection
- morning & evening prayer
- small groups
- rest & relaxation
Theme: Resonate: Listening for Connection
Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson, Associate General Secretary for Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church
Theme: The Spirit Will Not Descend Without a Song
Dr. Sharon Daloz Parks, Senior Fellow at the Whidbey Institute and Principal of Leadership for the New Commons
Theme: A Listening Heart, an Informed Soul, and a Little Courage
April 29 – May 4, 2018
Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, Federal Way, WA
Fee includes tuition, lodging, and meals
$775 if paid in full by January 15, 2018
$875 if paid in full by March 15, 2018
$100 nonrefundable deposit