The Disciple Maker Index comes to Diocese

A new interactive way of assessing the spiritual health of parish-life will be rolled out across the Diocese of Lansing this weekend.

“I’m very excited by the arrival of the Disciple Maker Index across the 74 parishes of our diocese this weekend,” said Craig Pohl, Director of New Evangelization for the Diocese of Lansing, February 6.

 “The Disciple Maker Index or DMI is basically a survey which allows every pastor, every parish to assess how they are doing on a whole host of indicators of spiritual health but all focused on the one thing that really matters in parish life: Helping people to grow in love for Jesus Christ and his Holy Church; in short, helping people to be saints.”

Developed by the Pennsylvania-based Catholic Leadership Institute, the Disciple Maker Index (DMI) is a survey tool created to:

  • Allow parishioners to reflect upon their spiritual growth and discipleship;
  • Identify the ways in which the parish effectively supports that growth and look at opportunities to support that growth more in the future;
  • Provide valuable input to help pastors and parish leaders make decisions and plan effectively;
  • Help pastors and parish leaders have a sense of where to focus their evangelization efforts.

The survey can be completed online, on your phone or, if required, via hard copy too. It will be available for all parishioners across the Diocese of Lansing to participate in from this weekend until March 1. For more information go to: