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Resources for Measuring Social & Spiritual Impact


Tools/Methods

  1. The Engel Scale:  this is a scale developed and modified to understand and assess where people are in their relationship with God, and can be useful to assess spiritual impact beyond simply conversions:

    1. http://www.hazelden.org.uk/pt02/art_pt068_modified_engel_full.htm

    2. https://munsonmissions.org/tag/engels-scale/

    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7R3Oxw5zsY

  2. Most Significant Change:  this is a method used to collect data through stories.  Download manual at https://www.mande.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2005/MSCGuide.pdf

 

Articles and Thought-Pieces on Tools and Methods

  1. Kurt Wilson writings on measuring intangibles and spiritual change:

    1. https://www.effectx.com/resources

  2. Eido Research writings on measuring spiritual impact:

    1. https://www.eidoresearch.com/measuring-spiritual-impact

    2. https://www.eidoresearch.com/reports

    3. https://www.eidoresearch.com/insights

  3. James Waters Kingdom Impact Framework writings and tools on measuring spiritual and wholistic change:

    1. https://www.kingdomimpact.co.uk/

    2. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Od6hOVwcxvypQP2gq0-JDWaT1O4Q4MlU/view

    3. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QSeA7WVHOIGg-JoNxtW50MmaMAsF6hW5/view

  4. Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy (CRDA) Journal articles on metrics:

    1. General CRDA page:  https://crdajournal.org/index.php/crda

    2. https://crdajournal.org/index.php/crda/article/view/545/447

    3. https://crdajournal.org/index.php/crda/article/view/507/395

    4. https://crdajournal.org/index.php/crda/article/view/467/399

    5. https://crdajournal.org/index.php/crda/article/view/435

    6. https://crdajournal.org/index.php/crda/article/view/417/365

  5. David Bronkema’s Introductory chapter

 

Additional Resources, Discussion Opportunities, and Community Mailing Lists

  1. Accord Research Alliance (ARA):  a community geared towards research from a Christian perspective:

    1. join the mailing list at https://accordnetwork.org/ara

    2. Access the October 2023 Spiritual Metrics materials at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1djAzFYUf5ntW69k-d9fKPah5Vzh4vaCk

  2. Spiritual Metrics Discussion Forum: you can join the discussion at https://groups.google.com/g/spiritual-metrics

  3. The KIF Spiritual Impact Learning Community:  learn more about it at https://accordnetwork.org/spiritual-metrics

  4. Mission ONE: this is Olivia Mulerwa’s organization: https://mission1.org/

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