The focus will be on basic spiritual formation practices, church history, and opening up the scriptures while “Claiming The Promises” God has in store for each of us.


Limited Scholarship Assistance is available.  Please contact John Hall, 804 837-2025, or email for information.
Scholarship applications and information can be found on our Scholarship Page.

Don’t miss the 2024 Virginia Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation.

The Five-Day Academy Invites:

All who are seeking spiritual growth
Laity and clergy, men and women
Worship, Study, Rest, Renewal
Silence, Solitude, and Community
Prayer and Reflection
Deepening relationship with God

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayers”

(Acts 2:42)


Worship shapes the heart and soul of this gathering. Following ancient practices, the day begins with Morning prayer and closes with Night Prayer; we begin and end each day with God. The Sacrament of Holy Communion or Eucharist is celebrated each day as well, a time to “taste and see the goodness of the Lord.”


Throughout the week you will meet in a small group called a Listening Circle. Here you will be invited to reflect on your spiritual journey and share how God is working in you during the Academy. As the week goes on, the Listening Circle can be a sacred place for spiritual growth and intimacy.


The Academy offers an opportunity to deepen your relationship with God through a daily rhythm of prayer, worship, learning, and reflection. Each day includes teaching by gifted faculty, periods of silence, and community time. Time for rest and reflection are a part of each day.


People seeking, listening, willing to grow and struggle. The key is a desire to grow in one’s relationship to God. Multiple denominations will be represented. All are welcome to this community–to retreat, rest, and grow.