Shaping Spiritual Leaders: Supervision and Formation in Congregations

by Abigail Johnson. Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.


This resource re-frames how readers see supervisory relationships within the congregation, arguing that supervision can be used as a tool to help others develop their leadership and ministry skills.


reflection questions, sample position descriptions, forming lay leaders, ending a supervisory relationship, evaluation

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Create a community of learners within your congregation through a process of feedback, reflection, and evaluation.
  • Consider the relationship between supervision and spirituality by discussing the reflection questions in a small group of lay leaders.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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