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Encountering the Enneagram
A Journey Inward, Upward and Outward in Ministry

Begins October 26, 2022

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​This experiential and prayerful inquiry into the ancient spiritual and psychological tool known as the Enneagram can lead us to a deeper understanding of self in relationship to the Divine in ways that broaden our capacity for spiritual growth, compassion toward self and others and authentic expressions of ministry in the world.



This course facilitated by Gary Shockley will offer participants two 90-minute online workshops with an individualized coaching session in between to customize our experience with the Enneagram.


The goals of this course, and desired learning outcomes, include: 

  • Gaining a knowledge of the ancient Enneagram as a tool for spiritual growth and ongoing development as the unique persons God created us (and others) to be.

  • Understanding some of the common misconceptions and misuses of this tool as it has become widely popular in many circles.

  • Learning the uniqueness of all nine types and finding our own among the nine.

  • Experiencing the Enneagram as a framework for understanding ourselves and how we operate in the world, focusing particularly on the WHY of our behaviors and the root motivations behind most of what we do.

  • Learning strategies to help us get unstuck from the undesirable thoughts and behaviors that keep us from growing, hinder us from being in healthy relationships with others, and limit our ability to extend love, grace and compassion to the world.  

  • To develop practical strategies for personal growth and spiritual development.


This short course is intended for pastors, lay leaders and church leaders in parish settings seeking clarity about who they, why they exist and how they are called to live authentically in a season of great chaos.



Wednesdays, October 26 and November 30

Webinars via Zoom

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (EST, USA/Canada) 

In November, each registrant receives an individual coaching session with Gary.

  • Prior to first class, take online Enneagram assessment by October 19

  • Wednesday, October 26: Intro to the Enneagram and Typing Session (first workshop)

  • November:  Individual Coaching Sessions: Refining our Type and Strategies for Growth

  • Wednesday, November 30: Practical Tools for Spiritual Development and Ministry


Registration Fee:  $125

($75 for 2 - 90 min sessions + $50 for coaching session)

You will need to take the $12 online RHETI Enneagram assessment by October 19. 

The assessment can be found on the Enneagram Institute website:

0.5 CEUs: $10

Registration will remain open until October 19.


You may cancel at any time up to October 19 by emailing

Your credit card will receive a refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Pansy Crumpler.

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Gary Alan Shockley
Author | Illustrator | Coach

Gary Alan Shockley is an Author, Artist, Chaplain (CPE), Certified Grief Counselor (AHICP), Spiritual Director (SDI), and Certified Enneagram Coach (InnerLife Skill/ICF). 


Gary has written numerous books on spirituality and leadership and currently loves writing and illustrating children’s books that promote healthy values, social awareness, self-esteem, and empathy. Gary is a proud member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).


Gary’s most recent children’s book publication, My Heart Sings a Sad Song, is a helpful picture book created for grieving children and their loved ones. Gary is currently illustrating his newest children’s book, Sammie’s Flat Dog, to be published by the Pilgrim Press later this year.


Gary lives in Carlisle, PA. He and his wife Kim have two sons and beautiful daughters-in-law, two grandchildren, and a delightful little fur baby named Zoe.

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