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About the Four Worker Personalities
Word-centered Advocates (44% of workers) are committed to consistent sharing of scripture. Most are also committed to proficiency in the local language. While viewing cultural sensitivity as important, they consider people hearing God’s Word to be primary—and how they hear it to be secondary. They are sometimes bolder than other groups. They may be less active in addressing tangible community needs and in corporate fasting and prayer. Some work via flexible networks rather than structured teams. Read more
Orality Overcomers (26% of workers) use scripture frequently but de-emphasize formal Bible study, focusing on oral communication. Some work in restrictive settings where the use of written/printed material increases risk. This segment is strongly committed to proficiency in the local language. Orality Overcomers tend to live in uniformly Islamic settings and often persevere through difficulty. They demonstrate healthy caution about where and with whom they share. Read more
Trade-language Strategists (18% of workers) do not emphasize heart-language fluency, typically because the work in settings with multiple peoples, languages and faiths. This segment is comfortable using information and is willing to adapt based on reflective evaluation and new ideas. Trade-language Strategists focus on broad impact, emphasizing methods that are sustainable and reproduceable. Read more
Judicious Intercessors (12%) emphasize individual and corporate prayer and fasting along with cultural sensitivity. They tend to be team oriented and sensitive to the needs of women in their community. They are cautious and discreet in witness. They tend to favor spiritual approaches to issues over pragmatic resources. Read more