Clergy Effectiveness Forms

Once again, we are asking pastors and SPRCs to gauge areas of ministerial strength and develop a plan for growing in pastoral effectiveness. We know that excellent clergy leadership provides one of the most important keys to healthy, growing churches.

We are asking that every pastor and the SPRC chair of the church served by the pastor complete this form during the spring of 2016. Between now and May 1, please plan for a time to complete this form and return it to your District Superintendent by May 15. Directions are explained on the form. If you, as a pastor, are in a new appointment as of July 1, 2015, you may wait until next year to complete this form.

Clergy Effectiveness and Development Form (cover letter) (page 1)

Measureable Results (page 2 and page 3) asks for specific information and invites comments from both the pastor and SPRC.

Performance Factors (page 4) asks for ratings for the clergy behaviors and invites comments from both the pastor and SPRC.

Overall Comments (page 5) invites the clergy person to identify areas in which they would like to receive coaching to increase their effectiveness. Additional comments are invited by the pastor and SPRC. Once the form is received by the DS additional comments may be added to the form.

The intention of this tool is to help clergy, with assistance from their SPRC, DS and the Board of Ordained Ministry assess their effectiveness in ministry and identify areas for growth. This form does not replace the Appointment Advisory Form filled out each winter.

Strengthening our clergy leadership is one of the priorities set forth by our Conference Board of Stewards. We hope you as either the pastor or chair of a Staff-Parish Relations Committee will find using this tool to be productive, which will lead us to a strong and more vibrant conference.

Thank you for the many ways you provide leadership to our churches.

The Board of Ordained Ministry
The Yellowstone Cabinet