Insight: Guided Online Supervision

Monthly on the 2nd Thursday except 12/8/2022 10:00 AM to Thursday, May 11, 2023 12:00 PM

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Have you recently completed a spiritual direction training program and are wondering where you will get the support you need to practice the art of spiritual direction?  Have you been engaged in spiritual formation ministries or meeting with spiritual direction clients (directees) for quite some time and want a guided supervision group to help you continue to listen and learn?

In September, Insight begins as an 8 session guided supervision group, giving those engaged in ministries of spiritual companionship an opportunity to grow and deepen their practice of ministry.

Our time together will provide support, fellowship, supervision and learning. Anyone committed to compassionate listening on behalf of another and who respects the varied and unique spiritual journeys of others is welcome to participate. Supervision for spiritual directors is essential to offering the best possible version of this significant work. 
The group will be led by Beth Garnaas-Holmes and Andrea Bliss-Lerman, both trained spiritual directors and supervisors who have worked with Rolling Ridge programs for many years.

Each online session will include: 
• Fellowship 
• Centering worship 
• Small group time to examine our own hearts related to specific spiritual direction or spiritual formation ministry experiences. 
There will also be opportunities over the course of the year to explore continuing education conversations on topics related to spiritual guidance and support. 

We will meet by Zoom on the second Thursday of the month from 10am to noon.  (September through May, with no session in December)

Registration Fee: $400 paid in full for all 8 sessions with full time participation only.  No refunds upon registration.

Dates: 9/8, 10/13, 11/10, 1/12, 2/9. 3/9, 4/13, 5/9

 

About the leader(s)

Andrea Bliss-Lerman

Andrea Bliss-Lerman is a graduate of Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation and has been active in facilitating and teaching in the Gateways to God Spiritual Direction Training Program at Rolling Ridge, as well as being involved in Days Apart, Drawing Nearer to God, and individual and group spiritual direction. She has served as the Minister of Spiritual Direction at Free Christian Church in Andover, Massachusetts since 1990. In addition to teaching in a variety of spiritual direction training programs and leading numerous retreats and workshops, she has also served in reaching out to inner city youth and young adults through skateboarding events, writing projects, and community development.

Beth Garnaas-Holmes

Beth Garnaas-Holmes is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church.  She has served  congregations in Montana, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, with a focus on deepening people's connection to God, themselves and the world through spiritual practice, small group ministry and outreach into communities.  She has also offered spiritual direction to individuals for 30 years, and was trained through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Bethesda, Maryland.  She has worked in program ministry at Rolling Ridge for 20 years, and is currently the program director and a small group supervisor with the Gateways to God program.  She lives in Wells, Maine with her husband and the many trees and animals that surround their home.  Together they have a wonderful family of sons and daughters by marriage, grandchildren and grand-pets.