Five Group Dynamics in Team Ministry

Document Type

Article - Merrimack Access Only

Publication Title

Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling

Publication Date

Summer 1994

Abstract/ Summary

Considers how five dynamics which are characteristics of groups apply to a ministerial team. Focuses on the importance and structure of the team meeting, how a team goes through the stages of group formation and development, the influence of the family of origin and transference dynamics among the members of a team, the psychodynamics of projective identification and scapegoating, and the healing of a fractured team.