There are two formation houses in Canberra with one overall formation program for both pre-novices and novices.

The pre-novice year entails living fully the way of life of prayer and brotherhood, while gaining some initial mission experience. The aims of the pre-novitiate are:

  1. to deepen in personal discipleship with Christ through prayer, study, community life, and service;
  2. to grow in experience and understanding of the vision, life and mission of the Disciples of Jesus Community;
  3. to grow in experience and understanding of the vision, life and mission of the Missionaries of Gods Love; and
  4. to actively discern whether this is your life-calling.