Healthy Congregational Dynamics with the Enneagram

Healthy Congregational Dynamics with the Enneagram

adThe Enneagram is a powerful tool that can help individuals and groups better relate to themselves, to each other, and to their world. Often used in therapeutic and spiritual direction settings, the Enneagram is a wonderful resource in the life of a spiritual community.

The Enneagram of Personality is a map derived from ancient wisdom literature that has been combined with modern psychology. It’s a tool for leadership teams, small groups, and even casual acquaintances to learn to live and work well together in a congregation. Some common dysfunctions are often rooted in unconscious motivations and behaviors. Enneagram teacher Annie Dimond believes that the Enneagram can help uncover barriers and promote positive growth.

After a day of learning about what the Enneagram is and how to use it, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Enneagram of Personality tool.
  • Understand how the Enneagram could be helpful in growing as a healthy, integrated leader and spiritual guide.
  • See how the Enneagram could be an interesting, malleable, and profound resource for building a compassionate community.
  • Avoid misusing the tool in ways that are harmful or shallow.
  • Know how to connect to further Enneagram resources to enhance their lives and the lives of their community.

Annie Dimond is a teacher of the Enneagram, certified in the Narrative Tradition. The Narrative Tradition explores, learns and teaches the enneagram through an interactive method of panel interviews in order to learn from and through real people’s life stories. She began by studying philosophy and now holds master’s degrees in composition and rhetoric, as well as analytic and exegetical theology. She currently lives in Scotland, where she is pursuing a PhD in Practical Theology, teaching yoga, leading Enneagram workshops, and learning how to be an aunt from across the pond.

This workshop is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern time) Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Pathway Community Church in Fort Wayne and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central time) Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Ridge United Methodist Church in Munster. The cost is $30 per person. When congregational teams of three or more register together, the cost is discounted to $25 per person. This fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and workshop materials. 

Workshops limited to Indiana congregations.



How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."