Paul’s well known words in Romans 7 show us that often our best intentions are not enough for us to live a Christ like life. We do things we don’t want to do and we don’t do things that we know we should! The Message version of Romans 7 also says, “something has gone wrong deep within me”…this is the power of the Enneagram, it helps us explore the depths of who we are and why we do what we do.
The Enneagram is a personality typing systems that identifies nine distinct personalities and gives you practical steps to break free from destructive habits of your unique type. When I began to seriously study and use the Enneagram I was astounded by its accuracy of not only my personality but others in my life as well. It has been a tremendous blessing to my marriage, my parenting, and truly all of my relationships. It has brought moments of “Oh, do I really do that?!” but also a great deal of joy and freedom. Unlike other personality systems, it doesn’t put you in a box, in fact it helps you get out of the box you are already in.
The Enneagram is all about liberation from habits and destructive patterns of thinking, feeling, and doing but is also about something else; compassion. This 6 week course is not just about helping you understand yourself better but also those around you. You of course have other people in your life that are different numbers than you, and while it can be difficult to type other people (because the Enneagram is about internal motivation not just behavior that we can see) the more you know about each one the more empathy and compassion you will have in all of your relationships. As your Enneagram wisdom grows, you will find yourself taking things less personally and having greater depths of compassion and understanding. We are excited for you to explore this ancient yet newly rediscovered tool for spiritual growth!
In this class on the Introduction to the Enneagram, we will be exploring this personality typing system that identifies nine distinct personalities and gives you practical steps to break free from destructive habits of your unique type.
The six-week class offers lessons on the following topics:
|2||The Body Center|
|3||The Heart Center|
|4||The Head Center|
|5||Movement on the Enneagram|
The heart of the class is the daily assignments. This is where transformation takes place. Each lesson will have a few pages of narrative to lay the groundwork and then you will be given assignments for the week. All seek to offer avenues to drawing us deeper into the heart of God.
Casey, the instructor for this course, grew up in Richardson, TX, a suburb of north Dallas and graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2003 with a B.S. in Youth & Family Ministry and a Masters of Divinity in 2006. Since 2000, he’s worked for five different Churches of Christ in young adult, youth, and college ministry. He also spent a few years at ACU teaching in the Bible department and directing the K-12 summer camps.
If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.