Measuring the Results of CHE
The success of a CHE program can be measured by the following transformational indicators or outcomes. Once the outcomes listed below are achieved, communities begin to change and the impact of CHE work emerges under the control and direction of the people themselves. Health improves, infant mortality decreases, agriculture becomes more productive, and jobs are created. Water systems, roads, schools, and clinics are built, and churches are planted. Peace, justice, compassion, and righteousness are witnessed in the community and God is glorified.
The community sees a better future and has hope that it can be achieved.
Godly Christian leaders are positioned and equipped to lead the community toward the accomplishment of its vision.
People are taking responsibility for their own health and well being.
People are united and working together for the common good.
People are taking initiative and acting sacrificially to meet the legitimate needs of others.
People have recovered their identity as made in the image of God and their vocation as stewards of creation. Instead of being controlled or victimized by their environment, they are stewards of it.
Learning, Skill, and Resources
People are equipped to identify needs and resources, put together a plan, and mobilize volunteers to accomplish their vision. People are continually reflecting on what is happening in order to learn how to be more effective.
Christian Community and Witness
Believers are meeting together for fellowship, prayer, Bible study and worship, and are sharing Christ with their neighbors in word and deed.