People's Contribution

Outcome indicator

Indicator Phrasing

% of people who have donated time, money or other resources to their place of worship in the last 14 days
To be added later.
% de personas que donaron su tiempo, dinero y otros recursos a sus lugares de adoración durante los últimos catorce días
% das pessoas que doaram tempo, dinheiro ou outros recursos ao seu local de adoração nos últimos 14 dias

Indicator Phrasing

English: % of people who have donated time, money or other resources to their place of worship in the last 14 days

Français: To be added later.

Español: % de personas que donaron su tiempo, dinero y otros recursos a sus lugares de adoración durante los últimos catorce días

Português: % das pessoas que doaram tempo, dinheiro ou outros recursos ao seu local de adoração nos últimos 14 dias

What is its purpose?

This gives an indication of the role that faith is having on the wider community. It explores whether individuals are putting their faith into practice in their daily lives through time, money and other resources.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual/household interviews with a representative sample of the target group members: For best practice, a wide variety of respondents should be randomly selected from the wider community and not just church members. 

This indicator was developed as part of the Light Wheel household survey. Questions 72-86 of the survey asks questions around the Living faith area of holisitc wellbeing. 

The household survey can be used to provide a more objective perspective on the situation within a community and, if used in conjunction with a group discussion, can help provide a reference point for the discussion. Using the survey at the start of any engagement with a community will therefore provide a baseline measurement of the indicators; repeating the survey will then provide updates to the indicator status. This can be triangulated alongside direct observation, transect walks and gathering of secondary data. 

 

It is recommended that this indicator is measured alongside other qualiative outcome indicators found in the Light Wheel under 'Living faith' as well as indicators for the other eight spkes of spokes of the Light Wheel. The Light Wheel was designed specifically to demonstrate the whole-life transformation, by considering each spoke, a holistic view can be taken that brings together physical, social, economic and spiritual well-being the lives of people.

The Living Faith indicators give a wider understanding of: the attitudes towards faith in general within the community, the extent to which Christians are growing in their faith, the extent to which Christians are balancing their inward spiritual development with the external outworking of their faith and how this is influencing the environment in which they are living.

 

More specifically this indicator can be monitored using the following questions:

 

1. Have you attended a place of religious worship in the last seven days?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know
  • Prefer not to answer

2. Have you exercised a spiritual discipline in the last seven days such as praying, meditating, singing religious songs or reading a spiritual book?

  • Yes, daily
  • Yes, a few times
  • Yes, once
  • No
  • Prefer not to answer

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements:
3. In the last four weeks I have given money or other assets and resources (such as time, skills or produce) to benefit others who are in need

  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Neither agree nor disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree
  • Prefer not to answer

4. In the last seven days I have helped someone, who was not a member of my family or household

  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Neither agree nor disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree
  • Prefer not to answer

Disaggregate by

 

Gender, age group and location as standard but depending on the context other social identity markers such as faith group, denomination, level of education etc. can also be added.

Important Comments

For more guidance see the Light Wheel 

This guidance was prepared by Tearfund ©

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