To Ann Harris

  

2. Final Project:  Missional Organizational Audit:    Due in Week 8 by Monday at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT/EST (midnight)

Post your assignment using this link.  See the syllabus for specifics on this assignment.  This assignment is wrth 30% of your total grade.

You will demonstrate your learning by designing an organizational audit to detect missional engagement. You will “pilot” your audit by negotiating access to at least one ministry executive.  Your aim is to share your learning from this course, by distilling key ingredients of missional practice into a discovery process that allows a community leader standard for missional capacity building. You will gain permission to conduct a “mock interview,” from which you will invite the leader’s feedback on your audit and its questions, especially its meaning, clarity and purpose.  You must be prepared to offer the executive the feedback that your audit yields.

Instructions:  As a way to promote integration/adaptation, you will translate your experience of the course into a synthesis document. You will design an organizational audit which would be useful to a group which wants to know where they stand as it pertains to “The Mission.” Your audit must include a description of its “Theory of Change” and display the theory in a “Logic Model.”  Note:  Professor will provide a primer of logic models/theories of change. Note:  Dr. West will conduct Talk-back training sessions on each of these learning artifacts, as well as supply application resources to aid your confidence and success.

o Due: 12-15 Page Integration Paper: Monday, Week 8, Midnight. 

o Audit Design Process: Your paper will describe your process of developing the audit from course readings/learning materials, the instrument design process and the pilot interview/feedback on your missional priorities as reflected in the interview. Develop an audit with 10-12 interview/observation questions (design questions on a 1-10 Likert Scale).

o Example: “On a 1-10 Scale, with “10” meaning “Consistently Reaches Out to Include the Overlooked.” These questions will arise from the reading, conversations, priorities which have emerged as you consider missional fidelity of a ministry organization.  You might consider inviting your Small Group to discuss the development of these priorities as peer learning initiative.

o Research Ethics: As with all research: do no harm, deal only with adults (and avoid vulnerable populations/persons/subject). Convey: This is an academic exercise.  Name of Executive/Organizational are not confidential.  Results will only be viewed by investigator and professor.

o Resource:  Wilder Research. “Program Theory and Logic Models: Evaluation Resources.” Saint Paul, Minnesota. August 2009. Accessed:  www.wilderresearch.org, July 4, 2018.