The Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself, the box you’re in, and pathways to help you get out of that box and find enhanced freedom for yourself and in your relationships!
All of us have unconscious habits of thinking, feeling, and doing that are getting in the way of our personal and spiritual growth. Becoming aware of those inner motivations and messages can lessen our suffering and set us free to be who God created us to be. This self-awareness can make day-to-day life and relationships a LOT less frustrating!
We’re offering a series of stand-alone classes on Zoom. Each time we’ll do a short centering practice to get us started, then we’ll offer some teaching on one topic, and we’ll have plenty of time for small group discussion and personal reflection.
Please help support this teaching ministry with a contribution to the church, either through your regular giving or a special gift for Adult Discipleship (suggested donation per class, $10-$20. You can give from your phone using our GivePlus+ app or online through our website [click for online giving, and select “Adult Discipleship Class / Book”]). We also never want the cost of a book or class to keep someone from participating, so please sign up whether you can contribute financially or not!
STAND-ALONE CLASSES ON ZOOM
Introduction to the 9 Enneagram Types
A broad overview for those new to the Enneagram who don’t know their type yet. We’ll also share resources and ideas for how to find your type.
- Tuesday, May 11, 6:30-8:30pm. Zoom Meeting ID = 821 5812 6393. If we don’t know you yet, please sign up (link below) and make sure your screen name is recognizable so we let you in from the waiting room.
- Facilitated by Aimee Lotz & Beth Palmer.
- CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.
- You’ll want to print or have this handout in front of you for class:
Myth Busters! Debunking Enneagram Myths
The Enneagram is enjoying wild popularity right now! That’s wonderful, but it also means there are some inaccuracies floating around. Join us as we bust some myths about this powerful tool for self-development. Great for beginners as well as those who’ve worked with it a while.
- Wednesday, June 23, 7-8:30pm on Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID will be posted here a day or two before class and emailed to those who sign up. If we don’t know you yet, please sign up (link below) and make sure your screen name is recognizable so we let you in from the waiting room.
- Facilitated by the whole Enneagram team: Julie Johnson, Aimee Lotz, Lora McConnell, & Beth Palmer.
- CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.
Your Enneagram wings are the two numbers adjacent to yours on the Enneagram circle. They add nuance to your type and are one more piece of this complex instrument for personal growth.
- Thursday, July 22, 7-8:30pm on Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID will be posted here a day or two before class and emailed to those who sign up. If we don’t know you yet, please sign up (link below) and make sure your screen name is recognizable so we let you in from the waiting room.
- Facilitated by Lora McConnell & Julie Johnson.
- CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.
About the Enneagram Teaching Team at Hilliard umc
Julie Johnson, Aimee Lotz, Lora McConnell, and Beth Palmer have all taken many training classes with various experts on the Enneagram. Aimee, Julie, and Beth are all working toward official certification as Enneagram Applications Certified Professionals through the Enneagram Institute of Ohio. Beth Palmer, M.Div., is also Director of Adult Discipleship for Hilliard United Methodist Church.
New to the Enneagram? Not sure of your Number yet?
One-on-one Typing Conversations
We offer one-on-one typing conversations on Zoom. Contact Beth Palmer, Director of Adult Discipleship, to schedule.
Resources for Beginners
There’s a lot of Enneagram information out there these days, and that can be overwhelming for those new to its wisdom! Here are some recommendations and resources for learning about the Enneagram and discerning your type. Reach out to Beth Palmer, Director of Adult Discipleship, with your questions.
- The Enneagram Institute is an excellent resource. Their “Learn” section is full of important, well-respected teaching.
- The Road Back to You, by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile, is a good introduction. It’s easy to read and full of good stories, and it tends to be pretty helpful in type identification for beginners. We have a couple of copies in the church office ($20); contact Beth Palmer to arrange pick up.
- Fr. Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation has a good introduction.
- Anything by Russ Hudson! Check out his Enneagram teachings on his website (russhudson.com) and on YouTube; search for him as a guest on various podcasts; read his books. We especially recommend his series of stand-alone webinars in collaboration with The Awakened Company, especially episode numbers 3 (“How Do I Find My Enneagram Type”), 2 (“The Original and Core Teachings of the Enneagram”), and 4 (“Strengths and Weaknesses of the Enneagram Types”) ($25 each on demand).
- While we don’t recommend Enneagram tests in general, as they’re often inaccurate, here’s a simple one that might help point you in the right direction. Your self-observations are a far better indicator of your type. Think about what you were like in your teens and twenties; this is when the Ego Personality is generally most obvious.
Recommended podcasts (start with the first episodes):