is the founder and president of Leadership Transformations, Inc. as well as the director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS). He also co-teaches the Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders Doctor of Ministry track at GCTS. Steve is a pastoral teacher, conference speaker, ministry leader, retreat facilitator, ministry mentor/coach, spiritual director, and author of several books including Broken and Whole
, Crafting a Rule of Life
, Becoming a Healthy Church
, Becoming a Healthy Disciple
, and Becoming a Healthy Team
is the president of Anam Cara Ministries. She was born in Montreal to British parents. Canadian by birth and British by blood, she now lives in Colorado Springs. Tara discerned the call to spiritual direction while completing a Masters of Theological Studies in Spiritual Formation at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. Before pursuing a Spiritual Formation degree, she was a professional print journalist. Tara believes in the healing power of creativity in our lives—that we have been given a mandate to create and play. Come experience that at the symposium during the Mini Soul Sabbath!
is Assistant Professor of Christian Formation at Denver Seminary; is the author of Soul Keeping
and The One True Thing
; a contributor to the Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible
and to The Transformation of a Man’s Heart
; serves on the Board of Potters Inn and on the faculty of the Soul Care Institute. Howard and his wife of 43 years (Janis) have two grown children and four grandchildren. His interests include golf, skiing slow, running slow, and the development of spiritual leaders in Africa and Asia through Nexus International.
Enneagram Workshop Facilitator:
serves as the Executive Vice President of Leadership Transformations, Inc. (LTI) out of the Colorado Springs office location. Rick is a member of New Life Downtown and has a passion for spiritual formation and leadership development. He is a graduate of Biola University's School of Business, Larry Crabb's School of Spiritual Direction and Advanced School of Spiritual Direction, as well as LTI's Selah: 2-Year Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction
. Rick received his training in the Enneagram from CrossPoint Ministry
and has been providing Enneagram consults for individuals and couples since 2012.
Pre-Symposium Workshop (Optional)
What is the Enneagram?
Enneagram (pronounced "Any-a-gram") means "9 points" in Greek, as it is made up of 9 unique personality profiles. The Enneagram is an ancient tool that identifies one's primary personality style with its particular gifts and challenges to Christian maturity. It distinguishes the traits of one's true self
(who we are created to be as bearers of Christ's image) from one's false self
(who we want to be or who we want others to think we are), and it describes the primary way one engages relationships. It offers ways one can cultivate healthy relational interaction with God and with others. You may be familiar with other diagnostic tools such as MMPI, Meyers/Briggs, DISC, etc. The Enneagram is quite distinct in its approach as it illuminates not only gift (virtue) of each type but the dark underbelly (vice) that accompanies that particular gift. It is a great help in counseling, spiritual direction, and organizational/team development. Upon registering for this workshop, you will receive instructions and a personal test code to take an online Enneagram assessment (WEPSS) in preparation for the workshop. Please Note:
The purpose of this workshop is explore one's own Enneagram type. This is not a certification to administer the Enneagram for others.
If you are brand new to the Enneagram, this helpful article
by Alice Fryling provides a clear and biblically grounded overview. Originally published by Conversations Journal
(used by permission). She has just released a new book as well: Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram
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