Insight: Guided Online Supervision

Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:00 AM

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be considered for the waiting list, please email Beth Garnaas Holmes at

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?

Beginning in April, Insight begins as a 6 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 and members of our Gateways to God missional spiritual direction team. 

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. 
Every other meeting will include continuing education conversations on spiritual guidance and support.  

We will meet ONLINE from 10am-noon, on Thursday mornings:
  • April 8
  • May 6
  • June 3
  • Sept. 2
  • Oct 7
  • Nov 4
You will receive Zoom login upon registration.

Registration Fee: $240 paid in full for all 6 sessions with full time participation only.
No refunds upon registration.
This is a closed group, limited to the first 8 people. Register today.

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 a United Methodist pastor, having served congregations in Montana and New Hampshire.  Her training in spiritual direction was through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and the Mercy Center (Colorado).  She listens to others both as a spiritual director and a piano teacher, and works with the Gateways to God program as the program director and as a small group supervisor.