Small Group Dynamics
How to lead and participate in a small group, including handling conflict.
About this Class
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.
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?
What are qualities and skills you can cultivate in order to become an effective small group leader?
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.
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 classes.
Do I need to take the classes in a specific order?
In the Foundations and Academy programs, we recommend taking the classes in the order presented, as each subsequent class will build on material from previous classes. In the Institute program, 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.