With the decline of church participation throughout the Western world, chruch leaders are looking for principles and strategies to arrest the decline and better grow and influence their broader community. How does a local church that is declining or plateued turn around and grow again? What changes in perspective or behavious does a leader need? Are there are transferable keys for church revitalization? What processes can help? These are kind of questions that drove Thom Rainer’s team in their research project into “Breakout Churches”.