In the contemporary American congregation, group work is ubiquitous. People gather for education, support and spiritual reflection as well as for church governance, common activities and corporate discernment around significant issues. Leading any such group demands clarity of purpose, skill in interpreting dynamics and situations and sensitivity to the religious, spiritual and personal expectations and assumptions at work in the life of the group. This course introduces students to pertinent models of group theory and to effective practices of leadership and group development which include self-awareness and appropriate interventions.