Pastoral Supervision finds its roots in the Gospel where Christ is our model of the good supervisor.
He fostered an environment of experiential learning; teaching his disciples by sending them out to minister; on their return drawing them aside to reflect on their experience. And like any good supervisory process their relationship was rooted in a covenant relationship based on mutual respect, honesty, compassion and trust.
Pastoral Supervisors equally endeavour to create a learning environment that is respectful of the ministry practitioner. Those under supervision are encouraged to share their experience, to reflect on the quality of what they do; noticing the impact of the work on their ministerial, professional and personal lives. Through this interaction new insight can emerge; confidence is enhanced and isolation and burnout reduced. By engaging in pastoral supervision contemporary ministry becomes a theology in action.
Who can benefit from pastoral supervision?
Head Teachers, Clergy, Chaplains, Leadership Teams, Safeguarding Personnel. Ministry Teams, Spiritual Directors, Pastoral Workers, Church Leadership Teams, Parish Councils.