This course looks at the need for small group ministry. All people need personal support groups of some kind. Having overlooked this need, the church has left people without the essential support for victorious living and personal development. The result has been an over emphasis on professional ministers meeting needs that should be met through healthy communication and supportive relations. This is a study in the dynamics of small group ministry and facilitating. Special attention is given to the development of a new believer and the activation of the laity to service. Additional emphasis is placed on the small group as a place of processing and personalizing the message to which it is exposed.