SoulConnections Retreat
When
Thursday, May 9, 2019 to Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Where
Lodge of the Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Dr.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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Phone
573-441-1770

Email
jgragg@moumethodist.org

Contact
Jenny Gragg

The Enneagram: A Tool for Ministry (May 9-10, 2019)
The Enneagram is a powerful personality system that combines both psychology and spirituality in the search for self-awareness and self-acceptance. Based on an ancient understanding of personal growth, the enneagram describes nine different ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and seeing the world.  By understanding ourselves more deeply, the study of the Enneagram can improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers.

Through exploring our personality with the Enneagram, we become more self-aware and accepting of ourselves.  While this brings peace and harmony in our daily lives, it can also deepen our relationship with God.  As we calm our ego, we allow space for a greater awareness of our true nature and the experience of the Divine.  The Enneagram can be particularly helpful for church leaders as a tool for developing an understanding personal strengths and challenges in ministry.  More fully aware of who we are and how others perceive us, we can be stronger and more effective agents for change in our church and in our world.
 
A Spirituality of Change (May 10-11, 2019)
There is a common understanding that the only unchangeable element in life is change itself.  But sometimes it isn’t easy.  A Spirituality of Change will be a time to consider how change happens along with the struggles and the blessings that go along with change.  Through input, reflection, and small group discussion you will be invited to engage both your excitement and your fears of what is changing within you and in your life.

Ministering in the realm of spirituality throughout her professional life, Marci Madary is fascinated by the movement of God in this good world. Marci is a nationally certified Enneagram teacher though the Palmer/Daniels school in narrative tradition. She has taught the Enneagram in a variety of settings as well as worked one-on-one with individuals, using the Enneagram to help them understand themselves and interpersonal dynamics. Marci earned a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality in 2018.  Along with speaking on a variety of topics revolving around spirituality, Marci facilitates groups, provides spiritual direction, and is passionate about poetry. Married and a mother of two young adults, she deeply treasures the relationships in her life.
 
May 9
11:00 AM                    Spiritual Direction Available
12:30 PM                     Gathering
1:00                             Becoming Acquainted with the Enneagram
3:00                             Spiritual Practices
4:00                             The Enneagram and Me
6:00                             Dinner on your own/Evening Free
                                    Spiritual Practices
                                    Spiritual Direction Available
May 10
                                    Breakfast on your own
9:00 AM                      The Enneagram in the Context of Ministry
Noon                            Dismiss
Lunch on your own
                                    Spiritual Direction Available
 
2:00                             An unchangeable element: change
4:00                             Spiritual Practices
5:00                             Change. It is personal!
6:30                             Dinner on your own/Free evening
                                      Spiritual Practices
                                      Spiritual Direction Available

May 11
9:00 AM                      The blessings in change
Noon                            Dismiss