Number of weeks: 4
Required books?: No
Live video session?: Yes, optional
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
In a world full of personality assessments, the Enneagram stands apart for the ways that it not only describes our behavior (and the basis of that behavior) but for the ways it prescribes practices which can help us live more resourcefully.
Join Kathy and Jim Reiter in this self-paced course (an adaptation of the 7-hour retreat/workshop they conduct via Zoe-Life Explorations)—establishing spiritual formation as a journey to resourceful, “true self” living; defining the background of the ancient personality “inventory” which is the Enneagram; providing a narrative orientation to the nine personality types; helping participants understand the results of one online assessment; and offering some sense of next steps in the journey to “true self.”
While it isn’t required, it is highly suggested that students obtain the following supplemental resource for this course:
- Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram, by Alice Fryling
- Additionally, you will have the option of taking a professional, in-depth Enneagram assessment with 7 pages of personalized results for $10 once you are in the course.
(Note: Timing of optional “mixers” will be determined by a doodle poll)
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
The Rev. Dr. Jim Reiter is a retired Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church—having served a number of churches in the East Texas area over the last 35 years.
A 1983 graduate of Texas A&M University, Jim went on to attend Perkins School of Theology where he received his M.Div. in 1987 and his D.Min. in 1992. Most recently, he was awarded a Professional Certification in Spiritual Formation (via coursework at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary). In addition to chairing the “Faith-Forming Relationships & Spiritual Formation” team of the Texas Annual Conference, Jim serves as lead instructor of BeADisciple.com’s certification program in spiritual formation.
Joining Jim in this course is his wife of 37 years, Kathy. A 1983 graduate of SFA University (in Business Administration), Kathy is a certified Enneagram facilitator (via Dr. Jerome Wagner’s Enneagram Spectrum), a trained spiritual director (through the Spiritual Direction Institute in Houston), and a graduate of the Upper Room’s Two-Year Academy of Spiritual Formation. She serves on the staff of the FIND School for Spiritual Direction and Formation (of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas) and is a gifted retreat leader.
Ministry continues for Jim and Kathy through Zoe-Life Explorations–a series of retreat/program offerings designed to facilitate experiences in and conversations about spiritual formation in the lives of individuals and faith communities.