We are discussing small groups this week. It is not from a chapter in the book. Here is the link for the content
Being able to navigate small groups is an important skill for life. We all live in small groups (family and friends) and must participate in small groups for our social life (ie religious or civic group) and public activities (ie work or school). I know that we may have had some negative experiences in small groups, but hopefully, as we learn more. we will be able to thrive in the small group setting. They can be powerful. Think of all the groups that you belong to. Think of all the groups that are changing the world today. Most movements in the world start with people banding together to make something happen.
Part 1. Discussion
Please number your responses from 1-3.
1. List the small groups that you belong to (ie family, friend group, church small group, scout leadership, neighborhood book group). When you think of the small groups that you belong to, which ones come to your mind as your most influential in your life? Which small groups have faded out of your life? Why? Which small groups have lasted? Why?
2. What is some conflict that you have encountered in the small groups that you have participated in? How was it resolved?
3. Do you find that you emerge as a leader in the small groups that you participate in? How important is leadership in a small group?