March 2021 – June 2021
The Enneagram: A Spiritual Personality Journey
Adult Seminar with Pastor Carrie and Rev. Will Eskew
Beginning April 11
10:30 a.m. over Zoom
The Enneagram is an ancient system that identifies nine different personality types. On the symbolic representation each point or number is connected to another indicating dynamic connection. Each number is determined by motivations and not by behavior. Motivations are identified by a basic passion (sometimes called one’s sin) and a basic desire. The goal to understanding your number is to bring your healthy, true self to light. The Enneagram is self-work, often done in community, that leads to fully developed self-understanding and maturing beyond personality. It is also exceptional for helping us to understand others, improving relationships, building teams, and spiritual growth. The class will include helping you to determine your number, understand how numbers work together, and how we can further our spiritual growth using the Enneagram.
The Nine Types, briefly:
Ones are the Perfectionist or Reformer. They are a principled, idealistic type. They have a passion of anger and a desire to be good, wise and noble.
Twos are the Helper or Giver. They are a caring, interpersonal type. They have a passion of pride; self-care is difficult and have a desire to be needed; at their best are unselfish and have unconditional love.
Threes are the Performer or the Achiever. They are adaptable and success oriented. They have a passion of deceit and a desire to feel valuable. At their best they are authentic and are role models who inspire others.
Fours are the Romantics or the Individualist. They are introspective and sensitive. They have a passion of envy and a desire to find themselves and their significance. At their best they are highly creative and able to transform their experiences.
Fives are the Observer or Investigator. They are intense and cerebral. They have a passion of avarice (holding themselves back from contact in the world, fear of depletion) and a desire to be capable and competent; at their best they are visionary pioneers.
Sixes are the Loyalist or Questioner. They are committed and want security. They have a passion of fear and a desire to be capable and competent; at their best they are self-confidant.
Sevens are the Enthusiast. They are the busy, optimistic, spontaneous, productive type. They have a passion of gluttony (by becoming overextended, scattered and always looking for more) and a desire to be cared for; at their best they are joyous, accomplished and full of gratitude.
Eights are the Challenger. They are bosses, powerful and dominating. They have a passion of lust and desire to control their lives; at their best they use their strength to improve others’ lives.
Nines are the Peacemaker. They are easygoing and self-effacing.Their passion is sloth (which is sometimes complacency) and they desire to avoid conflict; at their best they are indomitable and all-embracing, able to bring people together and heal conflict.
Stewardship: Creation, Culture, Time & Talents
Lead by Michaela Eskew
May 16 – June 6 2021