Learning Labs

Workshops, seminars, retreats, and road trips
to help you become the best version of yourself
and a healthier community

Thresholds offers a variety of learning experiences throughout the year in cities across the country and online.  Our learning labs are designed to help you find your voice, clarify your calling and unique contribution, develop a more sustainable spirituality, and help you co-create an embedded community of faith and reconciliation right where God has placed you. Our learning labs range from 90-minute online workshops to 2-day retreats and most of them can be customized for your community.

Clarity & Contribution

Life Compass | $135 / person

Just as a compass guides us through uncharted territory and helps us plot a course to find our way, the Life Compass learning lab will help you navigate a path into your unique life-giving contribution in our world. This experiential, coach-guided experience will provide you the opportunity to pause, to reflect on where you’ve been and who you are, and help you step more confidently into the life you were made to live. We offer this lab in two forms:

  1. In a series of six 75-minute interactive Zoom calls with guided assignments between calls.
  2. As a community retreat: if you, your organization, or your church can gather and host at least 15 people, we can come to you to facilitate a retreat experience. It takes 2 full days to cover this content well, so we recommend a Friday evening through Sunday morning retreat (or Friday through Saturday with an earlier start and a later finish).
Leadership Styles | $15 / person

Every healthy team and community weaves a variety of leadership styles together to thrive in the midst of profound cultural shifts. In this workshop we will unpack 4 essential leadership styles and you will discover your unique style and how to make your best contribution.  You will discover what your natural leadership bent is, what you truly want in a team, and how you will shape it in light of your unique values. This 90-minute workshop is offered in two forms:

  1. In one 90-minute interactive Zoom call.
  2. As a group experience: If you, your organization, or your church can gather and host at least 20 people, we can come to you to facilitate a 90-minute, interactive, team-building workshop.

Enneagram-based Development

Enneagram Edge | $125 / person

This 1.5 day workshop/retreat explores the foundations, dynamics, and wisdom of the Enneagram to help you discover your deepest longings and core motivations, your unique strengths and your core vulnerabilities. The Enneagram offers a powerful window into your personal development, how you see the world, and how you can best interact with it as you become the best version of yourself. This experience is typically offered over a Friday evening through 4pm Saturday time frame. If you, your organization, or your church can gather and host at least 15 people, we can come to you to facilitate this powerful developmental experience.

Better Together | $125 / couple

This retreat-style workshop is for couples at any point in your relationship journey. Using insights from the Enneagram, you will explore how each of the 9 Enneagram Types interacts with another type in a committed relationship. There are many resources available for couples, but we believe the Enneagram is one of the most profound resources available to increase your self-awareness, your other-awareness, and to deepen your connection with the one you love most.  If you, your organization, or your church can gather and host at least 10 couples for a retreat, we can come to you to facilitate either a 9am-4pm stay-local retreat or an overnight retreat beginning with a 6pm dinner and going through 3pm the next day.

Enneagram for the Neighborhood | $65 / person

The Enneagram will help you discover your core motivations and the unique gifts you bring into our world to reflect the wholistic face of Christ. This 2-part workshop first lays a solid Enneagram foundation and then it puts the Enneagram into action for the flourishing of your neighborhood. To get the most out of the neighborhood cultivation portion of this workshop it will be critical to have a solid sense of your Enneagram Type and some essential dynamics of the Enneagram. So we offer this workshop in two parts: Part One for those who are newer to the Enneagram and/or who want a refresher on the Nine Types and how they approach life; and Part Two for those who already have a strong sense of their Enneagram Type and who want to jump right into the unique practices we can each bring to our neighborhood based on our Enneagram Types. You are welcome to attend either or both parts. If you, your organization, or church can gather and host at least 20 people, we can come to you to facilitate this 9am-3pm workshop on any day of the week that works for your group.

Part 1: Enneagram Essentials: $35.  9-:11:30am.  Discover (or clarify) your Enneagram Type.  Learn what motivates you. Explore what health and unhealth look like for your Type.

Part 2: Enneagram Practices to Cultivate the Neighborhood: $35. 11:30-3pm (with a lunch break).  Discover your natural instincts through the Enneagram Triads.  Learn your Type-specific life strategies. Explore how to make your unique contribution to the flourishing of your neighborhood.

Parts 1 and 2: $65

Personal Growth through Enneagram | $40 / person

Ready to move beyond the introductory components of the Enneagram? In this workshop, we will guide you deeper into the dynamics of the Enneagram, exploring how to use this ancient wisdom tool for greater self-discovery and personal growth.  We will help you recognize stress and pressure points unique to your Enneagram Type, and how to intentionally step into health and bring your best self to the world. You will walk away with uber-practical exercises to immediately implement in your personal life.

This workshop is offered in two forms:

  1. In two 90-minute interactive, Zoom calls.
  2. As a group experience: if you, your organization, or your church can gather and host at least 20 people, we can come to you to facilitate a 3-hour, interactive workshop.

Community Formation

Conflict Transformation | $40 / person

Every team, community, and church will have conflict… it’s inevitable.  But most groups have no pathway to transform the chaos of conflict into a deeper experience of community.  This workshop will give you a time-tested pathway to restore the relationships in your life, team, and community. In this 2.5 hour workshop we will offer you time-tested, tangible steps that will lead to growth in each person in conflict and to the holistic repair of relationships. We offer this lab in two forms:

  1. In two 75-minute interactive Zoom calls
  2. As a group experience: if you, your organization, or your church can gather and host at least 15 people, we can come to you to facilitate this wholistic developmental experience from 9am-4pm on any day of the week that works for your group.

If you, your organization, or your church can gather and host at least 15 people, we can come to you to facilitate this interactive 3-hour workshop at any time and on any day of the week that works for your group.

Community Discernment | $1950 / team

Every community makes countless decisions, and then there are the BIG decisions that affect identity, direction, core values, decisions that are too big for any one person or team. For those decisions we will guide you through a process–using a real decision you are currently facing–to show you how to communally discern the mind of Christ on this issue.  As you engage this process of discernment, (adapted from Ruth Haley Barton’s terrific book, Pursuing God’s Will Together), you will learn how to seek the mind of Christ on this and other crucial community issues and simultaneously help your community learn how to discern the mind of Christ for their own lives. This process is ideally experienced in a retreat setting.  It takes 2 full days to work through this process well, so we recommend a Friday evening through Sunday morning retreat, (or a Friday through Saturday with an early start time on Friday).

Transforming Presence

Essential Postures of Rooted Leaders | $65 / person

This 4-part workshop is designed to help you live deeply and influentially in the place you inhabit. We’ll lean into and explore the practices of Listening, Submerging, Inviting, and Contending as four of the indispensable skills everyone needs to know and live if they want to be good news in their neighborhood.  We offer this lab in two forms:

  1. In a series of four 75-minute virtual, interactive, Zoom calls with guided assignments between calls.
  2. As a group experience: if you, your organization, or your church can gather and host at least 15 people, we can come to you to facilitate this wholistic developmental experience from 9am-4pm on any day of the week that works for your group.
Cultivating Your Neighborhood | $65 / person

In an ecological system, every plant, animal, and element is influenced by the others. In this Learning Lab, you will learn how to become a local expert of your neighborhood’s “ecology.”  As you follow God’s lead you will become a student of your place, you will minimize the risk of damaging critical elements of the “local ecology” while imagining redemptive ways to partner with God’s work of restoring broken places and awaken them to hear, see and respond to the movement of the Spirit of God. If you, your organization, or your church can gather and host at least 15 people, we can come to your neighborhood to facilitate this creative, enlightening experience from 9am – 4pm on any day of the week that works for your group.

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