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About the Course

(Place Holder-Should be replaces) Living the Great Commandments SM 

A unique four-hour workshop for groups of Catholics/Christians to discover their behaviors and motivators and strengthen their relationship with God and others. The Great Commandments, as given by Jesus, are foundational to our faith. They simplify God’s law, emphasizing love for God and neighbor. However, as humans, we encounter challenges in fulfilling these commands. Living the Great Commandments SM utilizes lessons from the Bible and Catechism of the Catholic Church, information and insights reports (noted in italics) from The Birkman Method (, and a blend of presentations, discussions, breakout activities, and reflections to help participants:

  • Understand the Great Commandments and their role in modern life

    • Review Jesus’ teaching, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind… You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 

    • Discuss challenges in loving God and others and the of role self-awareness and self-regulation in overcoming those challenges

  • Understand the Birkman Method as a tool for self-discovery and understanding others

    • Birkman Colors, Symbols, Motivators, and Behaviors

  • Understand Yourself

    • Your Motivators (interests and personal needs)

    • Your Behaviors (productive and unproductive)

  • Understand Your Faith in order to “Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind”

    • How You See God in the World

    • Your Prayer Life

    • Studying the Bible

    • Forgiving Others

    • How You See Stewardship Opportunities

    • Sharing Your Faith

    • Your Ministry Style

    • Teaching in the Spiritual Community

    • The Praise and Worship Team Member

    • Ministry Focus

  • Understand Your Relationships With Others in order to “Love your neighbor as yourself”

    • Relational Disrupters

    • Your Relationship with Your Partner

    • Your Relationship with Your Child

  • Live the Great Commandments 

    • Reflection

    • Action Plan

Cost: $300 per person

  • For reference, a Birkman Signature Report and two-hour coaching session with a Birkman Certified Professional is normally $600 per person and does not include the unique faith-based and relationship insights reports offered in this workshop.

  • Couples/Friends who attend can receive a free Birkman Comparison Report, if interested. These reports describe significant similarities and differences between two people using each of the nine Birkman Components. Additionally, the report offers key recommendations to consider when two people work together. 

  • All participants will receive a discount on additional individual/group coaching, if interested.

Your Instructor

Chris Hanes

Chris Hanes

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