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Category: Assimilation

How a Type 9 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

by Greg Curtis: Kendra at one of her favorite places to be: Big Bear Lake California. If you have three children like I do, you have had the concern for the emotional landscape of your child in the middle. My so-called “middle child” is Kendra. She is now 24. Kendra […]

How a Type 8 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

by Greg Curtis: Charles and is son Rainier. As a Three, people who want to kick the tires once the truck is moving, can just be in my way. Not Charles Stoicu. Charles can walk into a room and rally people, silently lead people through others he is raising up […]

How a Type 7 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

by Greg Curtis: Ariel with one of the Chilean families she has fallen in love with. I was trying to encourage Ariel, one of our Compassion Interns for the year. She was petrified of public speaking and our Compassion Team requires interns to get “up front” experience representing our local […]

How a Type 6 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

by Greg Curtis: A Six will ruminate on the worse case scenario until they come up with a plan that is safe and secure for everybody. It was a Sunday like any Sunday at my church. It was a nice service, met some new families and had some great conversations. […]

How a Type 5 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

by Greg Curtis: When we had our third child, she was unexpected. We had undergone medical procedures to insure we would not have more children. Then came Carly. I often joked that because she was our third, we were lucky to have photos of her. In fact, when I brought […]

How a Type 4 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

by Greg Curtis: Can you imagine Van Gogh, one of THE largest influences on Western Art, visiting your church this Sunday? One of his paintings sold recently for over 100 million dollars. His style and story have impacted artistic expression, home decor, and Hollywood film. It’s hard to imagine someone […]

Foundations 2019

A One-Day Virtual Training Experience This one-day training will introduce church planters to foundational strategies, practices, and principles of church planting. Through 15 fast-paced learning sessions, Foundations equips future planters with helpful knowledge, tools and resources they’ll use on their church planting journey. We’ll go beyond theory and focus on […]

How a Type 3 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

by Greg Curtis: In 1999, I saw them throughout my church but thought they would leave it, unconnected. Several business owners were coming into my church and connecting at a descent level with me personally but not relationally with others in the church. I began asking myself why and came […]

How a Type 2 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

By Greg Curtis: Nathan was a high schooler when I first met him in Next Steps. He was such a great guy, easy to talk with and helpful beyond belief. I began to think that his helpfulness came from the fact that he grew up as the oldest of 8 […]

How the Enneagram can help you reach a bigger variety of guests at your church

by Greg Curtis: I will never forget the Sunday night service this year where we offered Step 04 of Next Steps at the same time the Oscars was being aired… Next Steps is our One Place where we invite guests to connect with each other and our church. Being in […]