The Academy for Spiritual Formation® taking place in northern California has been rescheduled for later in the year (August 2013).
The two-year Academy will begin Aug. 18, 2013 at the Mercy Center in Burlingame (near the San Francisco airport). Applications still are being accepted.
The total cost for the two-year program, including tuition, room, and board, is $6,900 (paid in installments over the two-year period). However, because of a matching scholarship program between the Upper Room Ministries, the Council on Clergy Development, and the Committee on Lay Leadership Development, scholarships are available through the California-Nevada Annual Conference office.
This two-year journey into the heart, mind, soul and will of Christ has been offered to clergy and lay participants since 1983. It is one of the most highly regarded programs of its kind, providing a balanced approach to spiritual formation with worship, lectures, silence, covenant groups, and spiritual disciplines.
Participants gather eight times, for five days every calendar quarter – a total of 40 days in retreat. (See list of dates below.) Racial/ethnic participants are encouraged to apply.
For more information about the Academy, including an application, visit
If you have questions or need further information, contact the Rev. Greg Bergquist, Conference superintendent for leadership development for the California-Nevada Annual Conference, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.374.1506.
Academy for Spiritual Formation® #35 – Complete Revised Schedule:
Aug. 18-23, 2013 (Sunday-Friday)
Nov. 3-8, 2013 (Sunday-Friday)
Jan. 26-31, 2014 (Sunday-Friday)
April 27-May 2, 2014 (Sunday-Friday)
Aug. 10-15, 2014 (Sunday-Friday)
Nov. 2-7, 2014 (Sunday-Friday)
Jan. 25-30, 2015 (Sunday-Friday)
April 19-24, 2015 (Sunday-Friday)