The 5 Day Academy for Spiritual Formation


Journey To Wholeness

Sunday Evening, April 15-Friday April 20, 2018

at Ferncliff Camp in Little Rock, AR

Academy for Spiritual Formation

Sponsored by the Upper Room and the AR/LA/MS Academy Council

The 5 Day Academy is:

  • disciplined Christian Community emphasizing holistic spirituality – nurturing body, mind and spirit. Intended for both clergy and laypersons who hunger for rich spiritual experiences.
  • A retreat following the rhythm of study, prayer, rest and community.
  • A setting where morning and evening prayer and Holy Communion frame each day.
  • A place to rediscover Christianity’s rich, spiritual heritage through worship, learning, and fellowship.
  • A time and space for learning, discerning, and sharing our spiritual journeys with others.
  • A time of learning new ways to deepen our relationship with God and learning how to live as faithful witnesses of God’s love in this world. 
  • A program of Upper Room Ministries providing a time of silent reflection, retreat, rest, and renewal for both laity and clergy.


Contact for More Information


Join the AR/LA/MS 5-Day Academy Facebook Group

Rev. Dede Roberts 

Rev. Roy Smith



Daily Rhythm

Sunday Afternoon
Registration with orientation, dinner, and worship.

Monday- Thursday
The rhythm of the day is embraced by morning and night prayer and enriched with daily Eucharist. Faculty present each morning and afternoon, followed by silence for individual reflection and then group response time. Evening Covenant groups offer time for sharing spiritual journeys. After night prayer, silence is observed until morning prayer. Ample free time for rest and recreation is provided.

Concludes Friday after lunch.







  • Event Fee includes lodging, meals, & program.
  • Single-occupancy rooms with private bath for each participant.



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