Suzanne Issacs, Taylor Boone and donna strieb look on as lynn barton leads a breakout session on spiritual formation at annual conference.

Suzanne Issacs, Taylor Boone and donna strieb look on as lynn barton leads a breakout session on spiritual formation at annual conference.

How is it with your soul? This question resounds throughout the Wesleyan tradition of spiritual formation. John Wesley once even equated spiritual formation with vitality and productivity in ministry when he said in an address to his earliest societies in Ireland, “…wherever [true religion] is really fixed in the soul, it will be shown by its fruits.” In keeping with this Wesleyan spirit, the recently reorganized Rio Texas Conference Spiritual Academy Council has established the definition for spiritual formation for the Rio Texas Conference to be as follows: “Spiritual Formation is the life-long process of being constantly transformed by God’s love into the image of Christ for the sake of others/the world.”  This page will feature upcoming events being planned by the Academy Council, as well as other spiritual formation events around the Conference, that will offer resources to help leaders of the Rio Texas Conference remain spiritually grounded to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

What is the Five-Day Academy®?
The Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation is a program of Upper Room® Ministries, providing an opportunity for clergy and laity to draw close to a loving God through a daily rhythm of prayer, worship, learning, and reflection. Each day includes teachings by gifted spiritual leaders to deepen our walk with God, periods of silence, morning and evening prayer, Eucharist, and an opportunity to share with and encourage one another. We will experience a “taste” of this spiritual program.

Five-Day Academy
August 27 - September 1, 2018
Oblate Renewal Center, San Antonio
Presenters and leaders TBA.

Leader selection for a 2019 Five-Day Academy at Oblate is on-going. Date and presenters to be determined after team selection.

Download The Academy for Spiritual Formation Newsletter
 
Contact for additional information regarding the Academy Council:

Rev. Donna Strieb
Academy Council Chair
dstrieb@ahumc.org