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? Since 1983, The Academy of Spiritual Formation has invited pilgrims desiring a more authentic spiritual life and depth into a community of learning about the inward and outward life of a Christ follower. Offered as a ministry of The Upper Room and in conjunction with the United Methodist Church, the Academy offers a Five Day Program and a Two Year Program for laity and clergy. (Costs vary per location; scholarships are available.) These programs take place all around the country with participants from a variety of Christian traditions. In each, the Academy provides an experience of disciplined Christian community; learning about and practicing spiritual rhythms that nurture body, mind, and spirit. The program is ecumenical in nature and meant for all those who hunger for a deeper relationship with God.