Donna Mertens is the champion of Transformative Research and Evaluation, an evaluation approach deliberately planned and implemented to advance social justice for groups who typically have little power to influence social policy. The attached file is a brief description of her evaluation model. Critical comments are welcome.
The primary aim of evangelistic intent in community development is to facilitate development thinking and activities that provoke the question to which the gospel of Jesus Christ is the answer. The attached file describes categories of standards and indicators for evangelistic intent. I welcome questions, suggestions and challenges.
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Transformative evaluation should examine evidence related to how use of program outputs is related to justice in the program communities. I pray that this meditation is a blessing. Prayerfully, Frank
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Meditate on Isaiah 56:1-8
“Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed (56:1, NIV).” Salvation from evil is the purpose of God’s reconciling of the world. We are created to do good works, but we cannot do them as God intends until we surrender our will to God (see Ephesians 2:8-10). God desires our surrender and is actively inviting us to be part of individual and social transformation.
The prophet announces clearly that the foreigners and eunuchs that bind themselves to God will also be saved. This scope for reconciliation was beyond Israel’s understanding. God’s reconciling includes all peoples.
The evaluation application is that indicators for divisiveness and inclusiveness in the community need to be considered when planning transformative evaluation.