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WECOME TO HOLDING SPACE MINISTRIES!

WECOME TO HOLDING SPACE MINISTRIES!

Holding space for another person means to grant room for that person's soul to come out of hiding. To paraphrase author Parker Palmer, often our souls are like wild animals and need to feel safe in order show up. 

As a Spiritual Director, I maintain a container for reflection, prayer, dreaming, and exploration with a fellow pilgrim. In quiet times and places, and in the quiet space of spiritual direction, we listen for the soul’s yearnings, the Trinity’s pursuit, and the intersection of the two. In guided retreats and small classes, I teach a rhythm of life that supports soul care, self-care, and the reflection of Love and the Kingdom into the world around us. Join us — there's a holding space here for you!
- Julie Commander, Holding Space Ministries 

 "What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support, and let go of judgment and control." -Heather Plett

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Holding space for your exploration of your relationship with God; a monthly conversation to undergird your intention to know and trust your heavenly Father. Pay attention to your soul’s longings and Christ’s invitation while in the confidential companionship of a trained listener.

+ LEARN MORE ABOUT SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

+ MEET JULIE COMMANDER, SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR


Thus says the Lord: "Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls."
Jeremiah 6:16

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EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Classes, workshops, retreats, book studies and other offerings to assist you in soul care and self-care.

+ QUIET SPACE FRIDAYS
2nd Friday monthly (9am - 3pm)

+ RENOVARE’ BOOK CLUB
2nd Tuesday monthly (5pm)

+ HOUSES OF HEALING (Prison Ministry)
Wednesday weekly

+ ALL EVENTS

"Provide people with places where they can go to be quiet - relax minds and hearts in the presence of God - chapels in the country, or in town also. Reading rooms, hermitages. Retreat houses without a constant ballyhoo of noisy 'exercises'...." -Thomas Merton

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RESOURCES

RESOURCES

Check here for recommended books, articles, and other resources to provide guidance and inspiration on your spiritual journey.

+ Book Excerpt: Meditation is Different than Application
Excerpted from Meeting God in Scripture by Jan Johnson

+ Book Review: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
by Eric Metaxas

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INSPIRATION

INSPIRATION

Open your soul to hear God's voice through quotes, music, and other offerings to inspire, encourage and lift your spirit.

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"All through the dream of creation God is singing his song of ravishing delight for those with ears to hear. There are ways you can open your soul to that song: places where it is more easily heard, practices that attune the ear of your heart, people who will help you listen. And in that song you can discover who you really are, even become who you really are." -Chris Webb