Coming This Fall: Exploring the Enneagram

 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

This fall, our community is exploring the promise and possibility of the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual growth. Westminster’s leadership began this journey at last year’s leadership retreat, and beginning in October we’ll invite the entire congregation to gather for conversations and study in small groups and on Sunday mornings during the formation hour. Further, on November 17, Westminster will host a one-day workshop led by Chris Heuertz, author of The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth. Registration for the workshop costs $110 and includes lunch and a copy of the book. Scholarships are available for Westminster members. Find out more about the workshop and register here.

For questions about the workshop and scholarships, email Kyle Nolan at kylen@wpcgr.org. For questions about small groups, email Rev. Jen Porter at jenp@wpcgr.org.

From SacredEnneagram.Org:
Have you ever asked yourself the quintessential human question of identity, “Who am I?” Most of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out who we are and how we relate to others and God. Unfortunately, in the process of forming an identity, we succumb to building up lies and illusions around our sense of self that only lead us further away from who we truly are. But the Enneagram offers a bright path to cutting through the internal clutter and finding our way back to who we are created to be.

Based on the nine classic archetypes of human character structure, the Enneagram exposes the nine ways we lie to ourselves about who we think we are, illustrates the nine ways we get lost, and reveals nine ways we find our way home to our True Self and to God.

What is the Enneagram?
As a sacred map to our soul, the Enneagram is a compassionate tool, sketching out possibilities and opportunities, pointing us back to our True Self. The Enneagram explains the “why” of how we think, act, and feel. The Enneagram helps us come to terms with our gifts as well as the addictive psychological patterns that tether us to our greatest interpersonal, spiritual, and emotional challenges.

What Can the Enneagram do for Me?
Compared with other self-exploration profiles and assessments, many have found that the Enneagram takes self-awareness deeper.

Ultimately, the Enneagram reveals our best, truest self with its potential to heal a world in need. As a tool for spiritual awareness, the Enneagram moves beyond simple rendering of each type, to illuminating a path to develop our identity and spirituality.

From the Enneagram-curious to the seasoned lifelong enthusiast, The Sacred Enneagram one-day is for anyone who cares about nurturing a deep spirituality rooted in self-awareness. This workshop offers an innovative way of re-imagining the usefulness of the Enneagram that is tremendously practical.