Pastoral Supervision

It may come as a surprise to many of you to hear that the process we call pastoral supervision, also sometimes referred to as reflective or ministry supervision finds its roots in the Gospels.  Mark tells us that Jesus fires sent out his disciples and upon their return invited them to  “come away to a lonely place and rest.’  (Mark: 6: 31).  In this way Jesus provided the much-needed space for his disciples to reflect upon their experience and gain new insights and support for the task ahead. 

Heart of Life Spirituality and Pastoral Centre 2024 formation programs

Full-time Siloam Program for the formation of Spiritual Directors Please note: Applications for the 2024 intake have now closed, however late applications will be considered on their merits. The internationally-renowned Siloam program for the formation of spiritual directors continues to Read More …

News from Heart of Life, Melbourne, Australia

See What’s On in our 2023 Program!We are pleased to present Heart of Life’s 2023 Program of courses and events. Whether you’re seeking to: undertake spiritual formation through one of our formation programs, participate in a 14-week seminar for professional and/or Read More …

Training in Spiritual Direction, Supervision, Leadership at Heart of Life

Heart of Life celebrates its 40th birthday in 2023, having witnessed over 1100 women and men – lay and ordained – graduate from our spiritual formation programs. Our graduates, in their journey of contemplative discernment following the way of the heart, have been listening, discerning, and taking up formation roles in communities across the globe since 1983.