Breakout is the story of one church's rediscovery of a Spirit empowered, New Testament model of church. It is an honest, inspiring testimony to the truth that the Gospel of Jesus still maintains its life-changing power and God's people still have it in them to change the world.
St Andrew's Chorleywood has been at the forefront of church renewal for over three decades. In the last five years, it has seen substantial growth as the congregation has moved from drawing people to one place, to a model in which well over a thousand believers have been sent out in mission-shaped communities of up to 50 members, meeting in school halls, community centres, coffee shops and other contexts.
This daring move has resulted in the raising up of over a hundred new leaders, a massive release of spiritual gifts, great vision and creativity in outreach, and major growth through evangelism.
Dr Mark Stibbe studied English Literature at Cambridge University and then went on to study Theology at Nottingham University, before being awarded a PhD. He has authored more than 40 books and is the CEO of Kingdom Writing Solutions. Andrew Williams qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and practiced law in the city (London). He was ordained in 2000. In 2003, he was appointed Associate Vicar at St. Andrews Chorleywood where he has developed a creative new strategy for releasing Gods people in mission. Andrew is an original and anointed communicator and he has spoken at many churches across the UK and Europe including the New Wine Leaders Conference, CLAN in Scotland and Oasis in Norway. He is a member of the European Church Planting Network and teaches for John Paul Jacksons Streams Institute for Spiritual Development. He is married to Elena and they have two daughters.