Ministry Outreach: Growing Your Church's Small Groups

by Randy Cochran. Ministry Today. Accessed April 14, 2017.

Randy Cochran is the executive pastor of community at Gateway Church in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. In this role, he oversees small group development and small group leader training. He argues that creating successful small group programs requires developing strong, healthy small group leaders. Developing small group leaders comes through empowering these leaders through clearly defined direction, relevant training and personal support. This resource will be helpful for leaders seeking to strengthen small group programs and leaders in their congregation’s context. While Pastor Cochran does not prescribe a specific step-by-step process in this article, he does provide a basic framework for understanding healthy small group leadership.