Disciple Maker Index

Disciple Maker Index

Have your voice heard!

Parishioners across the Archdiocese of St. Louis are invited through their parish to share their thoughts, reflect on their spiritual growth as well as provide parish leadership with invaluable insight regarding their parish’s strengths and opportunities through a survey, the Disciple Maker Index (DMI). The DMI survey is designed to capture information regarding attitudes and beliefs, relationship and satisfaction, participation, and demographics using a quantitative tool that can be used for benchmarking and trending information. 

Please help by participating and encouraging your family, friends and your fellow parishioners to share their invaluable feedback in a 10-15 minute survey online. Printable versions of the survey will be available to download and paper copies can be arranged through your parish. The Disciple Maker Index is offered in nineteen languages and dialects.

The Disciple Maker Index (DMI) is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the effort to capture where the worshiping community is today and what they need. More than 65,000 Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis participated.

About the Disciple Maker Index

  • The Disciple Maker Index was developed by Catholic Leadership Institute in 2013 with the guidance and input of bishops and priests nationwide, and the expertise of professional survey teams to be an instrument that is statistically sound while at the same time focusing on important aspects of our Catholic Faith.
  • The Disciple Maker Index (DMI) is an anonymous survey of parishioners that provides insights into the level of missionary discipleship in the parish in addition to the effectiveness of the Mass experience, preaching and other aspects of parish life.
  • The data results are visualized for parish and archdiocesan views, and include benchmark information based on all parishes in the national database. The benchmark of parishes of similar size or in similar environments provides a national perspective to local results. The survey and results were designed so that parishes can repeat the Disciple Maker Index every two to three years to see changes over time through longitudinal data comparison.


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