For more than 70 years, Gallup has been developing instruments that measure the “unmeasurable.” Gallup has created tools that accurately measure the soft numbers — including customer and employee engagement and other former intangibles — that are key to business success.
Over a decade ago, Gallup confronted the challenge of measuring another unmeasurable — spiritual engagement. Through extensive research on the subject, Gallup has designed an instrument — the Member Engagement Survey (ME25TM) — that measures the spiritual health of parishes.
What Gallup found is that engagement drives spiritual commitment, which has an impact on specific spiritual health outcomes. When purposefully addressed, engagement translates into positive outcomes both inside and outside the local faith community.
Gallup research has shown that engaged members are:
- 10 times as likely to invite someone to participate in their parish
- three times as likely to say they are extremely satisfied with their lives
- likely to spend more than two hours per week serving and helping others in their communities
- likely to give three times more to their faith communities annually
The ME25 gets to the heart of a parish’s engagement and spiritual commitment, giving parishes a clear indication of their spiritual health.
This past July, we conducted this important survey at Holy Family. You can find the results here: