Emmaus Supervision Program

The Emmaus Professional Supervision Program has been developed in response to demand for professional supervisors for those in individual ministry – priests, chaplains, spiritual directors, spiritual health workers etc. It is a program for the formation of competent, experienced professional supervisors.

The program draws on the encounter of the two disciples with Jesus on the road to Emmaus.

The lecturers and supervisors at Heart of Life foster a discerning, contemplative approach whereby supervisors-in-formation learn to attend to their supervisees and walk with them as they seek to recognise what may be hidden to them, opening their eyes to their potential for growth in their particular ministry.

The program is open to women and men of varying faith and cultural traditions, who are drawn to support the ministry journey of others, and seek to discern whether they may be called to the ministry of supervision. The program will suit those who are looking to move into this area of work who have at least five years’ experience in their existing area of ministry.

Emmaus is studied part-time over one and a half years and will commence in February 2022. There are generally eight to ten participants.

The Emmaus Program will build on Heart of Life’s national and international reputation for excellence in its Siloam Program, which is the longest-running program for the formation of spiritual directors in Australia.

Emmaus’s approach to formation is soundly experiential. It is Christocentric in its spirituality, praxis-oriented, and firmly based in grounded theory. It is expected to consist of the following six units:

  • Supervision Praxis 1, 2 and 3: Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced Group, each with Individual Supervision
  • Personal Awareness & Human Development
  • Discernment, Mindfulness, and Grounded Theory
  • Professional Standards & Integrity in Ministry

Expressions of interest are now invited for our 2022 Emmaus Program.  Please complete this form and email it to us to be placed on our mailing list for the Program.