Impact of DC (rated from 0-10)
- Glad/thankful to see big numbers all the way around.
- Somewhat surprised to see so little difference between highest-rated (educational) and
- Not much difference between men and women, but surprised to see higher marks from
women on missional and transformational.
- Other churches (in KY’ana and outside) are more likely to give DC higher marks,
particularly in the last three categories. (Does this indicate greater, relative impact of DC
or greater impact in smaller settings or…?)
- Not included in the table above, but the first two DC years rated transformational as
only 7.30 (vs. 8.20 average) and enhance vision as only 7.59 (vs. 7.96 average). Perhaps
Kurt or I were weaker in this area; or it reflects the guinea pigs we chose; or they
benefitted from improvements in the curriculum, process, and clarification of goals.
Impact of DC as a… (rated from 0-2)
Within the church
1.39 (men: 1.43 vs. women: 1.20)
1.12 (men: 1.10 vs. women: 1.24)
1.42 (men: 1.39 vs. women: 1.60)
1.40 (men: 1.43 vs. women: 1.26)
Other results of interest (although I’m not sure what they mean):
- Compared to men, women were…
- more likely to have done significant Bible memory prior to DC (1.85 vs. 1.45)
- more likely to understand that our goals in using Crabb were more group than individual (47% vs. 37%), but less likely to see Crabb as valuable for group chemistry (45% vs. 58%)
- more likely to rate DC as 10 on “transformational” (43% vs. 25%)
- less likely to hate Crabb! (8.5% vs. 18%)
1.98) and more Bible memory prior to DC (1.79 vs. 1.52).
in strengthening them as a layleader (92% vs. 84%).
28% to 42%. (This lines up with the changes we made to the DC301 book in that time
- much more likely to see it as good for group chemistry: 78% of “likes”; 49% of OK’s; and 33% of “hated its”
- more likely to value Boyd & Eddy (2.10 vs. 1.95)
transformational (8.07 vs. 8.30), but more likely to see it as missional (7.91 vs. 7.62).
In the open-ended questions…
- For the most memorable week/section, we received three common answers: doing
reports/presentations (30% of respondents); Spiritual Disciplines retreat (10%); and
Crabb’s book (10%).
- The “use” of DC (afterwards) was all over the board; I didn’t see any patterns there.
- How DC changed their “approach to life” was all over the board, but there was a big
emphasis on a.) more confidence to engage people; b.) greater vision for disciple-making;
- enhanced personal discipline; and d.) improved practice of spiritual disciplines.
- Suggestions on edits/additions were piecemeal. There were a smattering of calls for
more service opportunities within DC—something we ask of co-leaders, but don’t always