Imagine a congregation-wide focus on these practices that includes a five week sermon series, five weeks with every household reading daily devotions and sharing prayers on these practices, five weeks of leadership teams and small groups stimulated to take new initiatives, five weeks of conversation and commitment focused on the mission of the church. These are the practices that lead to excellence and fruitfulness, and they can change your church. Five Practices - Intentional Faith Development is a participant book for use in group study. It helps lead the group to develop a plan to implement Intentional Faith Development in your congregation. Based on the book, Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation by Bishop Robert Schnase.