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Formal recognition of program

Good news! Barnabas Ministries’ Listen into Life program has been formally recognised by the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction (AECSD) as meeting the AECSD’s Guidelines for Contemplatively Forming Spiritual Directors.

Supervision training with Lucy Abbott Tucker

Barnabas Ministries is again sponsoring Lucy Abbott Tucker supervision workshops. A four day workshop will be held in Brisbane 30 July to 2 August, and another workshop in Perth 4-7 August.

For further information and registration forms please go to Barnabas Ministries Events page


Each workshop provides an opportunity to join leaders in the field of training and forming spiritual directors and supervisors to explore the process of supervision. The format will include input, sharing, and practising the presented material which will cover the “what, why and how” of supervision.


Soul Space

Barnabas Ministries has previously offered a retreat leaders formation program. Soul Space, a new program, with a different emphasis and structure,  for training people to lead retreats,  will be offered in its place.  The Soul Space program will commence in November 2018.

Invited to present at international conference

Barnabas Ministries Director Sue Dunbar has been selected to present a workshop at the 2017 international conference of Spiritual Directors International,  ‘Seeking Connection’, to be held in Toronto in April 2017.

Academic Recognition

Barnabas has entered into ground-breaking MOU with Tabor College of Higher Education.  Under the MOU, Tabor will recognise graduates of Barnabas’ Listening Into Life Program and award credit towards its Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction. This credit will be for four of the eight units required for this qualification.
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2014-2015 Annual Report

Annual Report AGM 2014-15 Cover

The Barnabas Ministries Annual Report was released at the 2015 AGM in September. The Report provides details of the organisation’s many achievements over the last twelve months in deliverying quality programs that continue to be well received, and in strengthening the organisation in areas such as governance, fundraising and building relationships with partners and stakeholders.

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Supervision Training with Lucy Abbott Tucker

Barnabas Ministries is again sponsoring a Lucy Abbott Tucker supervision workshop. The four day workshop will be held on August 3-6 in Melbourne.
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Mount Isa Spiritual Direction Training Program

Sue Dunbar, Directors of Barnabas Ministries has been engaged as the formator for a new spiritual direction Training Program in Mount Isa. Sue will travel there four times a year for 4 years to offer training and on-going professional development.
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Retreat: Beloved of God (Sept 19-21)

Sue Dunbar, of Barnabas Ministries, is leading a two day retreat focusing on our experience of being the beloved of God. The retreat is being sponsored by Holy Covenant Anglican parish and is open to all. Continue reading