Thom Rainer sees four major categories:
Organic revitalization. This terminology refers to a church turnaround with existing resources and persons. The current pastor and key laypersons and/or staff are part of the revitalization. The church remains in its current location. This category of revitalization is likely the greatest need. It is certainly my greatest passion.
Relocational revitalization. The church moves from one part of the community to another, or it moves to an entirely different community. Typically the new demographics are more conducive to growth, and the new facilities are better suited for a turnaround.