Our leadership course stresses that "there's more than one way to skin a cat." We feel that leaders working within a too-definite paradigm become easily frustrated when things don't go as they should. However, for new leaders, a simple model can be useful in gaining a general idea of where to head with a home group. The following model gives a general idea of how individuals and home groups at Xenos progress. Note that the years are general guidelines, and that these may change substantially depending on the age and marital status of the group. Also the "stages" of discipleship are imaginary and never actually exist exactly as described. The diagram reads from left to right, and then from top to bottom, before starting over.