The Seeding Stage is the beginning of the process of reproduction. Here we look for people who are connected in their communities, are excited about Jesus, and are available to start something new.
1. Identify New Hosts
2. Initial Conversations sharing ideas
3. Connecting with existing CGs and CGPs
4. Develop a list of potential participants in the new CG
Key Practices 
1. Prayer of Discernment
2. Listening to find those who have host potential
The Incubation Stage begins the formation process. Here we take more time with the new Hosts to teach the DNA of C3. We begin to explain and model the basic practices of the Community Group.
1. The Host understands and is compatible with the Vision and DNA of C3.
2. The Hosts have identified helpers
3. The Hosts have identified initial contacts
4. The Hosts have committed to an initial start plan (i.e. ALPHA)
5. Hosts are committed to basic practices
6. Hosts are committed to CORE
1. ROL development
2. Teaching Vision and DNA and basic practices
3. Participation in CORE
4. Modeling group gatherings
5. Developing Relationships with hosts and leadership
The Birth Stage sees the emergence of the new group. Here the group begins to meet regularly and put in to practice the DNA.
1. Group is meeting regularly
2. Group is committed to an outreach strategy (i.e. ALPHA)
3. First New Life
4. Group is working out the DNA of C3
5. Group is giving financially
6. Group is finding ways to connect with the greater network
2. Group Lexio
6. Participation in CORE
The Growth Stage stabilizes the group. The patterns are solidified and new leadership is established.
1. Full DNA is established
2. Community Pastor Installed
3. Regular new life and mission
4. Leadership participation in CORE
5. Regular Participation with other CGs
1. ROL personal
2. ROL corporate
3. Review Vision / DNA
4. Modify practices to better fit community
6. CP mtgs
The Reproduction Stage leads to new life. The group prayerfully prepares and sends key leaders into new mission fields.
1. Discernment of next hosts
2. Discernment of next helpers
3. Commitment to supporting new group birth
5. CP mtgs
The death stage is a natural part of life. Here we celebrate the life, ministry, and reproduction of the group and graciously let it rest.
1. Acknowledgement of mission and ministry
2. Acknowledgement of key leaders
4. Placement of members in other groups
These should be easily identifiable.
What habits and practices are really important at this stage?