Day: 7 October 2021

Enneagram workshops

The Enneagram is a guide to the spiritual journey. Enneas = 9 and in its simplest form there are nine spaces representing nine stances to the world.
But the more we look, the more we find and within those nine melodies are many harmonies. When we find ourselves in the Enneagram we see the stuck record that goes round and round inside us – the motivations and compulsions that seem to control us and the buttons that get pressed again and again.

But we are not left there. This guide helps us clean our lenses, to see past the self-destructive habits and to recognise the ‘slow work of God’ that is happening within. Each day is from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 1, 6 November ‘21: A look in the mirror – finding your space on the Enneagram, centres of intelligence and wings, passions and virtues

Day 2, 22 January ‘22: Cleaning the mirror – childhood beliefs, defence mechanisms, sub-types

Day 3, 7 May ‘22: Seeing beyond the surface – uncovering the image of God

Each day builds on the previous ones so for days 2 and 3 you will either need to attend or be familiar with the material on the earlier days.

Cost: £25 each day, includes a copy of the book The ABC of the

Enneagram by Eric Salmon.

Venue: Memorial chapel at St Philip and St James’ Church,

Grafton Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2DD. Please bring a packed lunch.

Click here to book

Readings and questions for Sunday 10 Oct

Hebrews 4.12-16

Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.

Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Mark 10.17-31

As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: “You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honour your father and mother.” ’ He said to him, ‘Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.’ Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, ‘You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!’ And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, ‘Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’ They were greatly astounded and said to one another, ‘Then who can be saved?’ Jesus looked at them and said, ‘For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.’

Peter began to say to him, ‘Look, we have left everything and followed you.’ Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.’

Questions:

  1. ‘Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor’ How do we hear this challenge today?
  2. How should we respond?
  3. How can we prioritise the Kingdom above money?