Practices Relating to God

Key Bible Text: Matthew 22:37-38—Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. (NIV)

God 1 Fruitful workers practice an intimate walk with God.

Fruitful workers value and cultivate their responsiveness to God. Intimacy implies heart level, two-way communication in the midst of busyness and stress. Their relationship with God is based not on religious behaviour, but on daily honest interaction with him.

God 2 Fruitful workers engage in regular, frequent prayer.

Fruitful workers say that prayer, whether corporate or individual, has been of high value to them. They dedicate time and attention to prayer.

God 3 Fruitful workers persevere through difficulty and suffering.

Fruitful workers remain with their host people, enduring through suffering and difficulties.


To assess your team on these Fruitful Practices, we encourage you to use our team assessment tool.