Five Day Academy

The Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation 2020


                                  Oblate Renewal Center                                                                                            5700 Blanco Rd, San Antonio (map)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. 


  • Early Registration ends October 3, 2019

  • Single Room $595.00 // Double Room $475.00

  • Regular Registration ends December 3, 2019

  • Single Room $625.00 // Double Room $500

  • Late Registration ends January 20, 2020

  • Single Room $650.00 // Double Room $525.00

  • Limited Double Rooms Available

Non-refundable cancellation fee - $100.00

Make checks payable to Rio Texas Conference and note Five Day Academy on your check. Please return this form with accompanying statement and payment to:
Fritzi Simon, Registrar
1510 Old McDade Road, Elgin, TX 78621

Preferred payment is the full amount at registration. However, upon request to the registrar, installments may be made with the final amount due 2 weeks prior to the event. Persons cancelling one week before an event not due to illness or family emergency, will not receive a refund.


There are $150 Clergy Scholarships available through Methodist Healthcare Ministries and the Rio Texas Conference Wellness Program. To apply for a clergy scholarships, please contact:              Eve Albert -, 210-408-4551 • 210-408-4490 Fax 

Some $150 Laity Scholarships are available through the Academy Council for South Texas. Contact: Rev. Donna Strieb -, or call 210-822-9176.