Today we’re offering a free, downloadable PDF, thanks to positive feedback on our recent series on spiritual impact:
- How Would You Measure Spiritual Impact?
- Discovering Spiritual Impact in Mission, Part 1
- Discovering Spiritual Impact in Mission, Part 2
Now you can grab the entire series within one 6-page document that’s easy to save and share. We also tweaked the content to make it useful to a broader audience, with less emphasis on “us.” Your feedback suggested that you’d like to share this conversation within your circles.
To that end, we hope this resource offers you, your friends and colleagues a conversation starter on discovering the spiritual impact of your ministry. You can expect results in:
- Better stewardship.
- Better accountability.
- Fulfilling your mission.
Did you notice we titled it “Join the Crowd”? Yep, we’re still interested in crowdsourcing ideas. So … as you come up with ideas, be sure to return here to comment. Not sure you’ll remember? Well, we’ve got some handy links tucked inside the PDF.
Thanks for your time in checking out this new resource. We hope to hear from you.
What others are saying
How might we discover deep change in another culture? That’s an intriguing question, and I hadn’t thought about it much as a potential crowdsourcing exercise for detecting deep change. … I suspect there are a lot more people out there working on related issues of qualitative measures … seems to be the Spirit nudging us along to do this for the sake of sustainable Kingdom impact. —Brad Sargent
Thank you for connecting us with your blog and kicking off this conversation on what measuring spiritual impact looks like in the translation world. Crowdsourcing is so powerful – looking forward to some great ideas and discussion. —Ellen Strohm, Global Scripture Impact, American Bible Society
I really like the desire to measure spiritual impact, answering the “so what” question. … I plan to share this blog with a number of my team since we are quite interested in such measurements. Thank you for engaging well in this area. —Bob Varney, Campus Crusade for Christ International
It’s a valuable subject to consider, and I’m enjoying how you are setting up the thinking/discussion on it. … I do hope we can benefit at Desiring God from some of the conclusions that you come to. —Tyler Kenney, Desiring God Ministries
I am not an expert in scripture translation, however I have a background in community development and the principles seem to be similar. It seems like sometimes the thing that is often forgotten in impact assessments is just letting the people speak for themselves about the project and its outcomes. I’m so glad it was brought up in part 1 of Gilles’ interview. Who would know better how a scripture translation has impacted a community, than the community itself? —Heather Holt, William Carey International UniversityI think Gilles makes a good point when he addresses the “so what?” question. It’s true we are often more focused on the end result of something. If we can’t understand why something was fruitful, beneficial or financially sound, I’ve found people can have a hard time committing future resources to a project or ministry goal. It’s important that we learn more about how to measure spiritual impact and I’m anxious to see how crowd sourcing affects the process. —Larry McCrary, The Upstream Collective