This is Us: Putting the Enneagram to Work
The Enneagram is not a personality test like many of the ones you have taken before. Developed in it’s Christian understanding by desert monk Evagrius Ponticus (399 AD) and later expounded upon by Franciscan Friar Blessed Ramon Lull (1236-1315), the Enneagram is an exploration of the 9 faces of the human soul (and the desires, needs, sins, and paths and patterns for growth for each). The understanding is that we all have some of each face, each Enneagram number, in us, but we all have leading faces, numbers that define who we are, how we live and move within the world, and how we encounter God.
Take the Enneagram Type Indicator Test
There are many versions of this test. Some are worthwhile and others are highly inaccurate. The absolute best version to take is the Enneagram Institute‘s 144 question RHETI version that you can purchase for $12 on their website.
However, there is a shorter online sample version of that one available for quick analysis. We recommend the following:
- Before the start of this new sermon series, take this 36 question Enneagram Type Indicator Test.
- Read through all of the descriptions of the 9 Types to avoid mistyping. Find the one or two that sound the most like you. Hopefully these will match your highest numbers.
- (Optional) Order the full RHETI test for $12 if you are interested in knowing more and diving deeper.
Other Resources on the Christian perspective of the Enneagram:
- The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr
- The Road Back to You: An Ennegram Journey of Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile
- The Road Back to You Podcast
- @enneagramandcoffee Instagram Page
- The Kingstowne Communion Podcast – In your favorite podcast app, type in our RSS feed: https://kingstownecommunion.fireside.fm/rss