Regardless of country, culture, geography or history, churches go through similar and predictable phases on their way to becoming healthy and reproductive.
The Four-Stage Development Model identifies the common landmarks that local churches pass on their way to maturity. It provides practical definitions for the various elements that enable a church to function well throughout its development.
As the name implies, the Four-Stage Development Model identifies four phases of progressive maturity. Those stages are not rigid or precise definitions. Rather, they are broad categories such as “childhood” or “adolescence.”
Take a few moments to read more about the four individual stages.