“Soul Space”

Soul Space is a program for the formation of retreat leaders, which commenced in November 2018.

The program is for those who sense that God is calling them to grow in their own contemplative formation and in their capacity to generate environments for others to experience and reflect on the Spirit’s presence in their lives.

It is an experientially based program focusing on the gifts/skills needed to facilitate quiet days.

Following the initial weekend residential in Mittagong, the subsequent sessions are in Canberra, at Rainbow Cottage, Holy Covenant Anglican Church, Dexter Street, Cook, on the following weekends:

March 8-9

May 10-11

August 2-3

November 15-16.

These weekends comprise sessions in common with those undertaking the Soul Journey Companions program, and specific retreat leadership elements.

The program covers five themes:

  1.  Preparing oneself as a retreat leader
  2.  Preparing participants
  3.  Preparing retreats
  4.  Reflecting on experience
  5.  Practicum

and will involve workshops, practical experience of quiet days, communal worship, individual and group reflection, and practical application of gifts and skills.

Download the Soul Space brochure (Oct 2018)

For detailed information on the program see the  Soul Space participant program document   (PDF, 148 Kb)


The next cohort for the program is anticipated to commence in 2020.

Download the application form   Intending applicants should submit the requested information and registration fee to Sue Dunbar – by email to suedunbar53@yahoo.com or by mail to Barnabas Ministries Inc, PO Box 3177, MANUKA, ACT 2603.