Enneagram & Spiritual Formation Workshops

In light of the success of my recent Enneagram workshops, I will be offering another opportunity for those who were not able to join.

This time the sessions will be held on a Saturday morning, June 18, from 9.00-12.30. You can attend either in-person at our Kardia offices in downtown Memphis 🏢 or via Zoom 🧑🏻‍💻.

The focus of the workshops will be on utilizing the Enneagram for spiritual growth.

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Enneagram Ones: Hearing the Father’s Voice

The Enneagram is a personality typing tool. I prefer it over others like Myers-Briggs, DiSC Profile, StrengthsFinders, etc. I appreciate those, but the Enneagram is more helpful in understanding not just what we do, but why we do, the motivation and wounds behind what we do.

I am particularly interested in using the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual formation and growth. This would be connecting it to the work of St. Evagrius Ponticus, Ramon Llull, and Ignatius of Loyola. They did not use the Enneagram as we do today. But there are aspects of their own work that relates very well to the Enneagram typing system.

As I teach on the Enneagram and how it can be a tool for our formation in Christ, I take time to address what each Enneatype needs to hear from the Father. Of course, what I offer is one small insight. There are other words we need to hear from the Father. But I believe these messages are essential.

So, without further ado…

What Ones need to hear from the Father.

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What Is the Enneagram?

Plenty of people have heard about the Enneagram. It’s a very popular personality typing tool. Many have taken a test to find out their Enneatype, read a book, listened to a podcast, or perhaps all of the above.

While this tool is helpful in understanding how we’ve been created, shaped, and formed throughout our life, I see it also as a gift for our own spiritual growth and development. With that, I will be hosting some workshops on the Enneagram starting Friday, April 29.

Watch the brief video below as I explain more about the Enneagram and what I hope to accomplish in the workshops. You can register at this link: Enneagram and Spiritual Formation Workshops.

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Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram

The Enneagram is the personality fad of today. It’s everywhere, and especially within Christian circles. Some love it; some roll their eyes at it; and some still may not know what it is.

I have been personally studying the Enneagram for the past three and a half years and believe it to be a unique personality typing system. Of course, there are many other personal and professional typing methods available—Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorStrengthsFinder, and DiSC profile, to name a few. Still, I’ve not yet found a tool as helpful in understanding not just the what or how of one’s personality, but also the why. It gets into the nitty-gritty of the motivation behind why we live and view life the way we do. This creates a helpful framework of understanding self, as well as understanding others. I’ve found it so unique that I have made it part of the curriculum in a leadership class I teach.

One book that I have recently revisited is Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram, by the Calhoun’s and Loughrige’s. Alongside Chris Heuertz’s The Sacred Enneagram, it is one of my favorite’s thus far. I particularly enjoy the emphasis of utilizing the Enneagram for spiritual formation. Not that the Enneagram is some intrinsically Christian tool. But it is a tool nonetheless, one that I believe can help with understanding self – how one was created, what pains (and trauma) we are dealing with, all in order to connect with our loving Creator and find wholeness.

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