Small Group Dynamics

How to lead and participate in a small group, including handling conflict.

About this Course

How we communicate, and how other hear and respond, is not as simple as one might expect. Dr. Pyle is a consummate professional in understanding the nature of communication, and in this class centers in on issues of leadership and conflict.

  • Length:
    3 hours
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Institution:
    Whitworth University
  • Subject:
    Christian Education
  • Skill Level:
    Beginner
  • Languages:
    English

Lectures

1

What are small groups? Why do we have them? What does a healthy small group look like? What are some ways to structure your group so you get off to a good start?

2

What are qualities and skills you can cultivate in order to become an effective small group leader?

3

When people interact, there will always be conflict. In a small group setting, it is crucial to know how to manage conflict in a way that is biblical and honors each of the people in the group.

Meet the Professors

Professor

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the programs intended for?

The Foundations program is intended for everyone, regardless of biblical knowledge. The Academy program is intended for those who would like more advanced studies. And the Institute program is intended for those who want to study seminary-level courses.

Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?

In the Foundations and Academy sections, we recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses. In the Institute section, the first 11 classes are foundational. Beginning with Psalms, the classes are on specific books of the Bible or various topics.

Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?

At this time, we offer certificates only for the classes on the Certificates page. While we do not offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program, you will be better equipped to study the Bible and apply its teachings to your life.