Getting Together

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Prayer, study, service, fellowship, fun, decision making, discussion. People get together in groups for all kinds of reasons in all kinds of settings--schools, churches, neighborhoods, volunteer organizations. Some groups are alive and growing; others are dull and dying.

In this bright and lively book, Em Griffin focuses on what makes groups good by discussing three types--task groups which have a job to do, relationshp groups which fill our need for community, and influence ...

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Overview

Prayer, study, service, fellowship, fun, decision making, discussion. People get together in groups for all kinds of reasons in all kinds of settings--schools, churches, neighborhoods, volunteer organizations. Some groups are alive and growing; others are dull and dying.

In this bright and lively book, Em Griffin focuses on what makes groups good by discussing three types--task groups which have a job to do, relationshp groups which fill our need for community, and influence groups which help people change. He covers such topics as conflict, deviance, persuasion, expectations, leadership and how to have a good discussion.

A book for everyone who wants to be in a good group.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877843900
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 7/13/1982
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Em Griffin is professor emeritus of communication at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he has taught since 1970. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan and his M. A. and Ph.D. in Communication from Northwestern university. His research interest centers on the development of close friendships. Griffin is the author of Getting Together and Making Friends (& Making Them Count).
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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart One: A First Look
1. The Good Group
2. Scratching Where They Itch
3. Take Me to Your LeaderPart Two: Tasks in Groups
4. Methods of Decision Making
5. Leading a DiscussionPart Three: Relationships in Groups
6. Self-Disclosure
7. ConflictPart Four: Influence in Groups
8. Persuasion
9. Deviance
10. Self-Fulfilling ProphecyPart Five: A Last Look
11. Leadership: A Personal View
Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2003

    The best book on small groups

    This is an amazing book: practical, witty, helpful, sympathetic, biblical. I have been using it for 20 years (since it first appeared), and the fact that it is still in print tells you others continue to find it wonderful. And--you know what?--the cartoons are great too.

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