Birth phase of the life cycle:

  • The fuel that drives the church is a dominant vision.
  • The church is living out its core values and mission.
  • The church seeks to establish healthy patterns of worship, outreach and discipleship.
  • There are no formal outreach programs and infrastructure in place.
  • There is no formal discipleship plan in place.
  • Members of the original leadership team turn over.
  • The church asks the question "Who are we?"