Discipleship is kind of a squirrelly thing to measure. Most churches and schools just assume they are doing a good job and use anecdotal evidence at best to justify that belief. We here at Discipleship in Education measures four objective criteria:
and Practical Discipleship
Individually, they fall far short of what discipleship entails but together they can help paint a picture. It’s almost more useful to see which of these aspects are lacking. If a student isn’t gaining biblical knowledge then there is a flaw in impartation. Likewise, if a student doesn’t have a Christian Worldview or isn’t living out the spiritual disciplines then there is a problem in application. Finally, we believe that disciples make disciple-making disciples. A student is most effective when he or she has been discipled so that they can begin discipling themselves.
The tools throughout this site will allow you to SEE your discipleship efforts more clearly through student Surveys, Execution of strategy, and continual Evaluation.
A good place to start would be to start surveying your own students. That will give you a baseline of where you are at in comparison to other schools. Head over to our Survey page.