Upper Room Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation


Upper Room Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation® --
Clergy and laity, join us for five days of learning, rest, and worship as we explore God with Us:  Age to Age – Loving and Praying Through All of Our Days. 
The Holston Annual Conference Discipleship Team is sponsoring an Upper Room Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation® July 14-19, 2019, at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia.  Faculty members Roger Owens and Dwight Judy will guide participants as they explore topics including spiritual disciplines; practices of reading scripture; developing a rule of life; prayer and discernment through different life stages; living in the peace of Christ; and much more. 
For additional information go to https://academy.upperroom.org/event/five-day-virginia-2019/

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