PROGRAMS

CONTEMPLATIVE & TRANSFORMATIVE

Listen Into Life

Listen into Life is a four year part time residential program in spiritual direction, with an annual intake.

Is this for me?

 This program is for those who sense that God is calling them to the work of spiritual direction and are looking for a community where this vocation can be explored and nurtured. This formation program is designed to assist both lay and ordained people in their spiritual lives and to train them in the important work of being soul-friends to others in their journey into the mystery and the justice of God.

Program

The program consists of four residential weekends a year for four years—February, May, August and November. Each weekend offers lectures, workshops, quadrads, peer group and worship drawing from various Christian traditions plus some online lectures and input between weekends

There are six key elements to the program:

  1. Contemplative Community
  2. Spiritual Direction Theory and Praxis
  3. Peer Group
  4. Supervision
    1. Personal Supervision
    2. Quads
    3. Group Supervision
  5. Worship/Prayer Experience
  6. Exploring Christian Spirituality.

For further information on these program elements please click here.

Prerequisites

Program objectives

Program requirements

The Listen into Life Team 2021

 On Completion

Recognition

The next intake will be in 2022. Applications close 25 November, 2021.

Application Form, Letter of Recommendation, Life History

Information for Current Participants

Soul Journey Companions

Soul Journey Companions is a three year part time program in spiritual direction.

Soul Journey Companions is a three year part time program in spiritual direction with a triannual intake.

This program assists both lay and ordained people in their spiritual lives and trains them in the important work of being ‘soul friends’ to others.

 

The current intake completes in 2021. The program will then take a year’s break; there will not be a new intake in 2022.

 

Soul Space

Soul Space is a one year program for the formation of retreat leaders.

Soul Space is a program for the formation of retreat leaders.

The program is for both lay and ordained people who are called to develop their contemplative dimension and  their capacity to generate spiritual and reflective environments for others.

Soul Space is run in conjunction with Soul Journey Companions, with some common sessions. Thus the next intake is expected to be in 2023.