Group Dynamics

This course examines ten effective ways to lead your ministry group, build relationships between people, and stop doing what's natural and do what's effective.


How is it that some groups seem to relate well together, work well together, and think well together when there are groups that just don’t seem to connect at all? Without feeling connected, people may participate in our ministry groups, but will they be changed as a result? As a leader, making a strong connection possible means to stop doing what comes naturally to you and start doing what works. The Group Dynamics course will show you ten effective ways to guide your ministry group. Begin today and experience a great connection in your group.

  1. Lead a small group to deeper personal connections among members.
  2. Guide a group to identifying their purpose for meeting and interacting.
  3. Model effective listening skills.
  4. Observe changed lives as a result of small-group participation.
  • Very beneficial course.

    — Christopher, United States
  • I enjoyed this course. It was an entry-level leadership course and easy to follow.

    — Michael, United States
  • This is one of the very best courses I have taken at ODBU to date. It is an excellent course full of great information that is very applicable. The teacher is fun and engaging and what is taught is both practical and quite useful.

    — Helen, United States
  • Loved it! Deb makes leading groups so much easier.

    — Barbara, Mexico
  • Very good class

    — David, United States
  • Enjoyable while learning a great deal. Very informative

    — Cheryl, New Zealand
  • I really liked the short quizzes for this course as well as the course content.

    — Darlene, United States
  • Generally, I enjoyed taking this course. I did find that the contents of Lesson 10 would have been better to read and complete if it had been spread over 2 lessons, not one. It almost seemed as though Deb was trying to get everything that she needed to do all in a limited time frame.

    — Ray, United Kingdom
  • This course has transformed how I view and approach my interacting with others in small groups and the ministry. The only word that can describe this course is excellent.

    — Rafeal, United States
  • Learned quite a lot about making a small group work together effectively.

    — Spyder, United States
  • I picked up some real golden nuggets to remember and implement in my leadership of groups. Packed with good principles and overall, the course was well worth my time and effort. A lot of information packed into this short course.

    — Donald, United States
  • The information was very good for learning about a leader role in a group and how to facilitate group discussions and time to the benefit of all involved.

    — Morgan, United States
  • I had a difficult time following the video and audio portion of the lessons. I was able to learn best through reading the transcript.

    — Kim, United States
  • Enjoyed the content of the subject. I will definitely incorporate the tips and information in my personal life.

    — Sheryl, United States
  • Good for group leaders.

    — Dusty, United States
  • Loved the practical applications described in this section. Life changing information!!!

    — Natesha, United States
  • Course provided the necessary content to enhance my handling of matters that come up in a group setting.

    — Laura, United States
  • This course seems like it's something that I go through daily.

    — Bridgette, United States
  • I really enjoyed this course; the information is very valuable and relatable to working with small groups.

    — Lavelva, United States
  • The course was very in depth and structured. It reminded me of the importance of paying attention to the things we take for granted, such as having the right meeting room set up, being on time and catering to all the differing personality types to enable good success and goal achievement.

    — Genesis, United States
  • Student friendly/loved the content

    — Cassanya, United States
  • Great information

    — Delores, United States
  • This course on Group Dynamics was very informative in learning how to handle oneself in different situations. It is important for me to review the notes I took from this course to help me to better serve others.

    — Adrienne, United States
  • Short and simple, very easy to read and remember. Easy to transfer these lessons to workplace and study groups.

    — Senice, United States
  • I really enjoyed this course! Lots of great information and insight. Definitely things that I will use in my next study group! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me!

    — Cheryl, United States
  • This course really brought to light the logistics of group etiquette and the benefits of exercising proper group etiquette.

    — Charlotte, United States
  • This course was very informative and enlightening and I highly recommend this course to any one who is in the ministry..Leader, Teacher, Lay person. Etc.

    — Ingrid, United States
  • The courses were very good, as well as the the instructor. Great class!

    — Kenneth, United States
  • This course was very informative. I think every leader, whether in corporate America or Church leadership, should take this course to learn how to deal with People Dynamics, Process Dynamics and Play Dynamics.

    — Reda, United States
  • I can see where some of the aspects of this course have been implemented in the ministry at my church and where people are using the tactics and tips imparted. I am gaining so much from these courses and realize even more than ever I have a lot of work to do.

    — Darlene, United States
  • I would highly recommend the course Group Dynamics to my colleagues. This course is beneficial to anyone who functions in a leadership, managerial or team member role. The lecturer Deb McCormick made each lesson engaging, interjected real-life scenarios and biblical principles that can be used in any setting both professionally and spiritually. Each lesson was thought provoking and provided relevant reasons and topics on the importance of making a connection; stop doing what you have always done if you are not getting the results you should; learn to appreciate the differences in others and use them for the benefit of the team; and specifically lesson four, "Start Trying to Impress Others and Start Impacting Others."

    — Pamela, United States
  • Very informative I feel I am able to be a better facilitator of my group.

    — Leon, United States
  • The course was informative and beneficial.

    — Ursula, United States
  • The speaker was very clear, and gave great examples that I can use in everyday life.

    — Jacquelyn, United States
  • The course provided good insight to the dynamics of a small group and provided good tips regarding how to manage difficult situations and individuals.

    — Gwendolyn, United States
  • Course was right to the point! There was not a lot of unnecessary material. I enjoyed the entire course.

    — Virginia, United States
  • !!! It is revolutionary, encouraging, challenging, confrontational and yet loaded with a message of HOPE for individuals, groups and Churches. It is easy to understand, practical and insightful. Thank you for this life-changing course

    — David, United States
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the course, I just wished I could have printed the final exam!

    — Lindsey, United States
  • More knowledge and understanding to apply to my life lessons.

    — Virginia, United States
  • I gained more knowledge to use in my life.

    — Albert, United States
  • Excellent Material and I really enjoyed it.

    — Valerie, United States
  • Overall course was short and easy to retain information. Both in context and in content they were very informative.

    — Yvonne, United States
  • The material was presented in a clear, practical and enjoyable manner.

    — Robert, United States
  • The information shared in the course was excellent. I only wish the instructor had a little more flexibility and excitement in her voice. She reminds me a lot of myself when I am teaching.

    — Zelda, United States
  • What I liked most about this course is the lecturer used common, everyday language. She was clear and understandable.

    — Elaine, United States
  • I did get a better idea of how group dynamics works, and not only my role as a leader, but even in a role as just a member of group.

    — Charles, United States
  • Excellent course!

    — Kinji, United States
  • Great teacher, great info.

    — Sondra, United States
  • I have already began to share ideas that I have gained from this course...

    — Sebrina, United States
  • Overall this was a good course on how to identify personalities, conduct group flow, and understand dynamics of a group.

    — Amanda, United States

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Course Details

  • Low Effort
  • 10 Lessons
  • 9 Min Average Lecture
  • Course Award

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Deb McCormick