Barnabas Ministries (homepage)

About Barnabas Ministries

Barnabas Ministries is an ecumenical agency which offers spiritual care and nourishment for those on the journey of faith both as individuals and groups.

Barnabas Ministries offers training programs in spiritual direction for those who sense that God is calling them to the ministry of spiritual direction, and are looking for a community in which this call can be discerned and nurtured. Soul Space, a new program commencing in late 2017, will enable people to grow their gifts and skills to be able to lead retreats.

The programs developed and offered by Barnabas Ministries are for people in both professional and lay ministries.

They reflect a contemplative ethos that facilitates learning beyond the acquisition of knowledge. This contemplative ethos draws on the Christian scriptures, and the mystic and wisdom traditions, and provides the opportunity to be open to the mysterious work of transformation and to grow in capacity to companion others on their spiritual journey.

Barnabas Ministries also facilitates quiet days and retreats, and provides soul care for people by offering spiritual care and supervision.

Its programs comprise:

   Soul Journey Companions

  Listen into Life Residential Program in Spiritual Direction

  Soul Space


Postal Address: PO Box 3177 Manuka, ACT 2603 AU
Office Phone: 02 6295 6766 (Weekdays)

Barnabas Ministries is funded by those who use its services. Additionally we rely on donations from individuals, groups and churches. Some people who use the services we offer are not in the position to pay enough in fees for the ministry and donations are an important way of supporting them.





News and Events

  • 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.

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