How was the Disciple Maker Index survey created?
Catholic Leadership Institute gathered 100 bishops, priests, dioce- san officials, parish leaders and authors/thought leaders (Sherry Weddell, Matthew Kelly, etc.) to a 2-day think tank on parish engagement which produced some initial hypothesis. CLI then took a smaller group of the same constituents and crafted the survey. After that, CLI shared the sur- vey with 15 bishops for feedback and edit. This will be the fourth year of the Disciple Maker Index, and more than 15 Dioceses and over 50,000 parishioners have taken part in the survey over the last three years.
How long does the survey take to complete?
What about confidentiality? With whom will the parish’s results be shared? How about individual parishioner’s responses?
We take confidentiality of the parishioners very seriously. We want everyone to provide honest feedback. No one in the diocese or on our parish staff - including the pastor - will have access to individual parishioner responses. Likewise any email ad- dresses or contact information provided will be saved on secure servers and not released for any purpose other than distribution of the survey. Catholic Leadership Institute will not share our parish’s individual data without our expressed written permission.
Who will the email come from? What should parishioners expect in their inboxes?
The survey will be emailed from
What about concern of getting a virus through this survey. What virus protections are in place?
Catholic Leadership Institute has engaged a third-party survey analytics firm – Measuring Success, because of their high quality reputation especially when it comes for data integrity and confidentiality. You can be assured that email addresses will only be used for this survey and that Measuring Success has had no data security issues in its 10 year history. If you still don’t feel comfortable, you can complete the survey at a parish/public computer or on paper.
What if I don’t receive the email to complete the survey?
If the parish has your email address on file and you do not receive the survey, first check your spam folder. The survey will be rolled out to parishes over the course of the week of February 6th, so check each day that week. If you have not received the email by Saturday, February 11th, please complete the survey using the generic link that will be posted on the parish website front page. You may also want to check with the parish to be sure that your current email is on file and accurate.
If you have more questions: Please call Catholic Leadership Institute at 610-363-1315 or send an email to DMI@catholicleaders.org.