Some of the key factors in the evaluation include:
- The extent and effectiveness of support and training provided by dioceses for the local projects/posts being funded;
- Whether any common factors are emerging which are contributing to (or hindering) the success of pioneer and other outreach posts(e.g. supporting team in place; links to parish church, being resident on or near the new development s/he is serving; access to community facilities; access to facilities for worship; length of term of appointment for post-holders);
- Whether and how community engagement initiatives through the projects/post-holders being funded are translating into new Christian disciples;
looks like a helpful piece of work, and I'm delighted to hear that it'll be reporting back in March 2014, a lightening-fast timescale for the CofE.