Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) & Impact Assessment for Christian Spiritual Formation and Discipleship Course

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The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) & Impact Assessment for Christian Spiritual Formation and Discipleship Course is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to assess and enhance the effectiveness of Christian spiritual formation and discipleship programs. This course combines principles of monitoring and evaluation with a focus on the unique aspects of Christian spiritual development.

Participants will explore key concepts and methodologies related to monitoring and evaluation, learning how to design and implement effective assessment tools specifically tailored for Christian spiritual formation initiatives. The course will delve into the integration of M&E practices within the context of Christian ministries, emphasizing the importance of evidence-based decision-making and continuous improvement.

Additionally, the course will cover impact assessment, providing participants with the tools to measure the transformative outcomes of spiritual formation and discipleship efforts. Topics such as program evaluation, data collection, analysis, and reporting will be addressed, ensuring participants gain practical skills to assess and communicate the impact of their Christian ministry initiatives.


5 Days

Who should attend?

  • Church Leaders
  • Spiritual Directors
  • Christian Educators
  • Outreach Coordinators
  • Discipleship Trainers
  • Community Organizers in Christian Ministries

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Course Objectives

  • Understanding M&E Concepts: Equip participants with a solid understanding of monitoring and evaluation concepts, methods, and tools relevant to Christian spiritual formation and discipleship programs.
  • Applying M&E Frameworks: Enable participants to apply M&E frameworks specifically tailored to Christian spiritual formation and discipleship initiatives, ensuring alignment with the unique goals and principles of such programs.
  • Assessing Program Effectiveness: Develop the capacity to assess the effectiveness of Christian spiritual formation and discipleship activities through systematic data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Measuring Spiritual Impact: Provide tools and methodologies for measuring the spiritual impact of programs, considering both qualitative and quantitative indicators.
  • Enhancing Program Design: Enable participants to use M&E findings to enhance the design and implementation of Christian spiritual formation and discipleship programs, fostering continuous improvement.
  • Ensuring Accountability and Transparency: Emphasize the importance of accountability and transparency in Christian ministry by demonstrating how M&E processes contribute to responsible stewardship of resources and fulfillment of mission.
  • Integrating Impact Assessment: Introduce participants to impact assessment techniques, helping them understand how to measure the long-term and transformative effects of Christian spiritual formation and discipleship initiatives.
  • Promoting Reflective Practice: Encourage a culture of reflective practice within Christian ministry, where practitioners regularly assess their methods, learn from experiences, and adapt strategies to better serve the spiritual growth and discipleship of individuals and communities.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation in Christian Spiritual Formation

  • Overview of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) concepts
  • Importance of M&E in Christian spiritual formation and discipleship
  • Integration of M&E into Christian ministry
  • Ethical considerations in monitoring spiritual growth

Module 2: Frameworks for Christian Spiritual Formation Assessment

  • Exploration of existing M&E frameworks for spiritual formation
  • Development of customized assessment tools for Christian discipleship
  • Understanding key indicators of spiritual growth
  • Incorporating biblical principles into assessment frameworks

Module 3: Data Collection Methods in Christian Ministry

  • Practical methods for collecting data on spiritual formation
  • Interviews, surveys, and focus groups in a Christian context
  • Utilizing technology for data collection in spiritual assessments
  • Ensuring confidentiality and sensitivity in data collection

Module 4: Analysis and Interpretation of Spiritual Impact

  • Data analysis techniques for assessing spiritual impact
  • Interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data in a Christian context
  • Identifying trends and patterns in spiritual growth
  • Using evaluation results for informed decision-making in ministry

Module 5: Continuous Improvement and Feedback Loops

  • Establishing feedback mechanisms for ongoing improvement
  • Creating a culture of learning and adaptation in Christian ministries
  • Incorporating M&E findings into discipleship program adjustments
  • Developing strategies for long-term sustainability in spiritual formation initiatives

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The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected]/[email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected]/[email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]/[email protected]

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