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How can we draw close to God when we are far from our own self // St Augustine

For the next few weeks, we’re going to continue our journey to BETTER KNOW OURSELVES so that we can BETTER KNOW GOD and draw close to Him.  One of the tools we will utilize together as a church is the Enneagram Method.

This coming weekend (May 23rd) instead of doing our normal Livestream where I give a “traditional” sermon, we are going to do a LIVE ZOOM gathering so that we can be together and see each others faces, and more importantly so that we can all have the opportunity to share with each other.

Below are some resources to help you on the road to self-discover and knowing your personality better through the Enneagram.  Again, this is just ONE of the many-many  tools available, but it is one of the more popular today, and has had several recent Christian books to help us see God better within seeing ourselves, so the tool we’ll be using together as a church.

As you look through these resources (or read one of the recommended books), I’d encourage you to do so in relationship with other believers.  Our family has had some really fun discussions (and honest tough debates) as we explore our own strengths and failures that derive from our Enneagram personalities.

Upcoming Zoom Worship Gathering Details for May 23rd

Refuge Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2138404829638513/

Recommended Enneagram Books

Introduction The Road Back to You // Ian Morgan Cron

Next Step The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth // Chris Heuertz

Deeper Study The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective // Richard Rohr

Online Enneagram Type Test

Free (less detail) https://www.truity.com/test/enneagram-personality-test

Free (more detail) http://similarminds.com/test.html

Not Free (very detailed) https://ianmorgancron.com/assessment

Podcast from Various Speakers on using the Enneagram

https://www.typologypodcast.com

Various Blogs & Sights Introducing the Enneagram

These are a few I found, the give a good starting point without reading a book (to give you a taste of some self-discovery).

What’s Your Number? The Enneagram and The Road Back to You

What’s Your Enneagram Number?

https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/how-the-enneagram-system-works

https://theenneagramatwork.com/nine-enneagram-types

https://www.enneagramworldwide.com/tour-the-nine-types/

4 Ground Rules of the Enneagram

An Response Critical of the Enneagram

While I think the Enneagram is a GREAT TOOL for self discover to better know God, we should also be aware of its short comings.  This author (one I respect) does nice job giving a critical response to consider.

Enneagram: The Road Back to You, Or to Somewhere Else?

And just for fun …

https://relevantmagazine.com/culture/the-enneagram-type-of-everyone-in-the-office-1/

 

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