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Greater Northwest Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
February 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - February 26, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Are you yearning for a place to nourish your spiritual life? Do you seek a spirituality deeply rooted in the Christian faith and tradition, yet open and free? Are you looking for a community of people on a similar journey? The Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation may be for you.
Worship shapes the heart and soul of the Academy. With forty or fifty participants, the Academy community is just the right size for rich worship experiences. Following ancient practices, the day begins with Morning Prayer and closes with Night Prayer; we begin and end each day with God. The Sacrament of Holy Communion or Eucharist is celebrated every day as well, a time to “taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
Two faculty presenters provide the primary content of your Five Day Academy. These persons are chosen for their knowledge about a certain topic (scripture, church history, prayer, Christian spirituality, etc.) and for their integrity as faith practitioners. Their knowledge and wisdom encourage deeper faith and an integrity of witness in the lives of the participants.
Rev. Suzanne Seaton and Rev. Paul Jeffrey will serve as the faculty for the 2016 Five Day Academy.
Besides these two faculty presenters, one other “teacher” should be mentioned and that is silence. From the earliest days, Christians have seen the importance of silence for hearing what God is saying to us. While new for some, many have found this to be one of the most valuable aspects of their Academy experience.