Episode 382: Should You Use The Enneagram Assessment In Your Church?

In Episode 382 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss what role personality assessments can play within the church congregation and within your church leadership and staff. Here is today’s question:

“We know that tools like the Enneagram can be harmful, but it can also help us understand the people that we love, live, work, and play with. If you want to use an assessment in your church, how would you go about using it with the congregation without them feeling like you using it from a manipulating posture? Also, how would you use the assessment with your church team or staff? And Todd – why were you initially resistant to the Enneagram and what changed your mind?” 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to potentially use an assessment with your church team or staff
  • How to potentially use an assessment with your church congregation 
  • Why you should use the same assessments with your staff and leaders 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Personality typing is effective as a leader, so I know how to interact with them. But, you also need to get to know the person because God redeems.” – @toddaddkins 
  • “Every strength has a shadow side.” – @danielsangi
  • “There’s no one personality assessment that fully reveals who you are or helps you understand who you are.” – @danielsangi
  • “Your job is to help them understand themselves as leaders.” @toddaddkins 
  • “Don’t just do the assessment and leave it. Make sure you have a plan of integration.” – @danielsangi
  • “There is no perfect assessment out there. But, a lot of them are helpful.” – @danielsangi

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Published April 29, 2019

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