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First published on this website in December 2019 and last updated in December 2023

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Categories: Management


Here is a set of notes for all members of any kind of groups at church: committees, home groups, young people’s groups, informal friendships, work parties, and so on.

You may be familiar with the idea of ‘team roles’ but here is a listing of eight types of group behaviour you may need to cope with in your group, with some advice on what to do.

Each type belongs to one of eight people. Try to spot them in groups you belong to. You may even find yourself in the list….

  • Boris the bore
  • Fearne the fearful
  • Gos the gossip
  • Joan the joker
  • Mona the moaner
  • Reg the reference
  • Spencer the spiritual
  • Tanya the talker.

God loves them all but they need to be managed with sensitivity.


Here is the link to this item: PDF TN119 - Group behaviours to beware of.pdf

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Author's notes

These notes were updated in December 2023 with some minor amendments.