Kendall Castillo, a recent ACU graduate from Plano, started Gospel Centered Enneagram, an Enneagram coaching business, earlier this month.
“I wanted to be a change almost and bring [the Enneagram] back to its roots because it is biblical,” Castillo said. “So I just came up with the simple name of Gospel Centered Enneagram because I wanted it to be pretty straightforward and blunt and centered around the gospel.”
A type 2 wing 1 herself, Castillo said her forthcoming personality is an inspiration for getting into the Enneagram.
“It’s an ancient tool that has come to fruition but people aren’t using it as a tool for relationships, they are using it to define who they are which takes away from their identity and who the Lord wants them to be,” Castillo said. “They say “Oh, I’m a type 2 wing 1, but really the first thing is that they are a daughter or son of the King.”
Castillo started by interviewing people and getting to know more about each type before teaching a class at The Well, a local non-denominational church. Using the first class as a way to get her brand out there, Castillo taught a multi-generational group of locals, including many students, about how each Enneagram type is an example of who God is through their characteristics.
“Each type is a characteristic of who the Lord is, so a Two shows the love of God and a Three shows the persistence of God,” Castillo said. “There’s just so many characteristics of each type but no one really knows that.”
Kendall has several tentative events with several ACU groups on campus. She can be reached with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram and Facebook at gospelcenterenneagram.
“It’s kind of been this side-gig thing that has turned into a lot of ways to connect with people which has been really awesome,” Castillo said.