The Academy for Spiritual FormationAcademy for Spiritual Formation

Variety of Locations

The Academy for Spiritual Formation is a two-year journey into the heart, mind, soul and will of Christ. Participants gather eight times for five days every calendar quarter-a total of 40 days in retreat. Recognizing the power of the Holy Spirit to shape our lives, worship, lectures, silence and small groups offer a balanced approach to spiritual formation. Participation is open to laypersons and clergy from all denominations; racial-ethnic participants are encouraged to apply.

Go to or contact the Upper Room Ministries at 1-877-899-2781, ext. 7233 for more information.

Catalyst--Together, We Create the FutureCatalyst

Together, We Create the Future

Do you want a future of misinformation, misunderstanding, and miscommunication? Do you know anyone who does? Do you want a future of clear communication, healthy relationships, creative environments, and collaborative leadership? Let's talk about Catalyst!

Catalyst is concepts, tools, and processes for building healthy relationships, creating collaborative leadership, and promoting clear communication. Catalyst draws on family systems theory, brain research and leadership theory, AND you don't have to be an expert in any of these subjects to be a Catalyst or to use Catalyst. Catalysts are disciples of Jesus Christ, working together to transform the world into the kingdom of God.

For further information, browse our website or download our brochure (109 kb PDF).

Faith Alive! logoFaith Alive

FAITH ALIVE! consists of six sessions, three weekends each year (from 7 p.m. Friday to noon Sunday), over the course of two years. All sessions are held at the Mt. Morris Camp & Conference Center in Wautoma, WI. Our leadership is experienced and respected in their fields and includes both clergy and laity. To help prepare for each session, you will be provided a book to read and a brief assignment to complete prior to each weekend. Click for details!

Sheltered-Reality Training SiteSheltered-Reality Training Site

Peshtigo United Methodist Church

Peshtigo United Methodist Church (501 French St.) is an official training site for Sheltered-Reality (SR). SR is a non-profit drumming organization.

Some people golf, some kids do sports, others 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc., and some people drum. Literally anyone willing to learn the drums (timbale drums) can join SR since all skills are taught by the instructors. Membership spans all ages from 4 - 76 years old. Teamwork and a commitment to help others succeed are expected, with rewards including increased self confidence, strengthened abilities and new friends - all while having a great time playing the drums! Presently, drum practice at Peshtigo United Methodist Church is every Sunday afternoon from 3- 6 p.m.; we have 11 members (so far).

For further information, call Pastor Jean Waldron at 715-582-4388 or 715-582-4944. The SR website is: