20 Things Your Small Groups Can Do Virtually Together [Podcast]

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19

PART #2 – 5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19

PART #3 – 10 Checkpoints to Know if Your Small Group Ministry is Healthy during COVID-19

PART #4 – So You Launched Online Small Groups, Now What?

PART #5Protecting Your Mental Health & Helping Your Leaders Thrive Emotionally During COVID-19

In PART #6 of this exclusive series on COVID-19 & Small Groups, hosts Steve Gladen & Derek Olson talk about the 20 Things Your Small Groups Can Do Virtually Together. Just click play to listen to this episode below.


20 Things List:


1 Check in with each-other outside the fellowship time 2 Do a game night 3 Send a note of encouragement 4 Do quarantine meme icebreakers


5 Do the “Journey with Jesus” app tour 6 Memorize a Bible verse together 7 Fast a meal together 8 Have group members bring one question each to group that everyone can answer


9 Put a COVID note on the door of the elderly 10 Do care calling for the elderly 11 Do a food drive in each members neighborhood 12 Share resources for people who are out of work


13 Map your neighborhood 14 pray for your neighbors 15 Share Jesus with a non-believer 16 Do a mailbox invite


17 Do communion 18 Do a prayer session 19 Do a night of worship 20 Do am emotional wellness worksheet

COVID-19 Resources

Emotional Wellness Worksheet


Understanding The Elements Of Stress In Job Loss


  • Derek Olson

    Derek loves espresso, the outdoors and is passionate about building biblical community! He has been active in small group ministry since 2004 & is honored to serve as Pastor of Small Group Network Development at Saddleback Church.

    View all posts

Have a question or an insight? Leave it below!

Upcoming Events

July 2024

July 9-10: ACCELERATE SoCal
Learn More

Feb 2025

Feb 18-20: The LOBBY Gathering SoCal
Learn More


Follow Us

Sign up for our Newsletter

Daniel Thomas

Connections Director



Daniel serves as Executive Pastor at Community Church of Mountain City, TN.  Daniel and his family are on a mission to establish roots within their community, fight for peace and serve well.  He serves as our Connections Director in laying the groundwork for Circles. He loves great coffee and traveling with his wife Tia and two children, Deklan and Aden



Individual Registration – $209.00

Team of 2 Registration (price per person) – $199.00

Team of 3 or more Registration (price per person) – $189.00

*Registration ends on Nov 8th, 2021. Walk-in registrations are not available.