Suzanne Stabile on How the Enneagram Helps the Church Understand Difference (Part 1)

The enneagram is a model of nine interconnected personality types that has become wildly popular among leadership trainers in both business and church circles. It’s used as a tool for strengthening interpersonal relationships and personal growth.

But the enneagram stands apart from other personality typing systems because of its unique focus on spiritual growth.

In this first episode of a two-part conversation, Suzanne Stabile explains why the enneagram is a powerful tool that can help us to shape the path between humans in relationship to one another and the path in our relationship with God.

Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought after speaker and teacher, known for her engaging laugh, personal vulnerability and creative approach to Enneagram instruction.As an internationally recognized Enneagram Master, Suzanne has conducted over 500 Enneagram workshops over the past 25 years. She has spoken to college audiences, hundreds of churches across America, and teaches regularly in the Baylor Health Care System, in Dallas, in both the Cancer and Transplant Hospitals.

Additionally, she has often taught at Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation as well as at the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church; Christianity 21, the Emerging Christianity and Telemachus Conferences; the Southwest Regional Gathering of the Disciples of Christ, and Laity Lodge.

Suzanne’s first book is The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery.  Her second book, The Path Between us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships was released in April 2018.

When she is not on the road teaching and lecturing, Suzanne is at home in Dallas, Texas, with her husband Rev. Joseph Stabile, a United Methodist pastor with whom she co-founded Life in the Trinity Ministry and the Micah Center. They have many audio resources available, including The Enneagram Journey curriculum.

Special thanks to Ryan O’Neal of Sleeping At Last for the use of his music. To follow the release of new enneagram songs, check out the Sleeping at Last website and podcast!

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