Small Groups Pastors as Enneagram Numbers 11 Months into COVID

By Rex Minor, Andrea Minor & Steve Gladen

1’s: there is a right way to lead an online group and this is not it!

2’s: I have so much help to offer and I can’t do it socially distanced!

3’s: I think I have figured out this online small group thing. You’re welcome.

4’s: the good thing about online groups is we can still express our feelings and uniqueness through the screen.

5’s: I am amazed at how much I can get done when I don’t have to be around small group leaders.

6’s: I think my group is doing well, but then again, I am not sure. I feel so alone.

7’s: I have so much celebration in me, and I am a party ready to explode. Virtual parties are not real parties!

8’s: I can’t wait to meet in my online small group. I have more truth to share.

9’s: there are no problems in my online small groups. We all just need to get along. We are all in this together!


  • 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.

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