Clergy Effectiveness Form - All Clergy Please Read

Clergy Effectiveness Form - All Clergy Please Read


Clergy Effectiveness and Development Form Instructions

Dear Pastor and Chair of SPRC:

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 summer of 2014, following the beginning of the new appointment year.  Between July 1 and August 31, please plan for a time to complete this form and return it to your District Superintendent by September 15.  Directions are explained on the form.  If you, as a pastor, are in a new appointment as of July 1, you may wait until next year to complete this form.

“Measureable Results” (pages 2-3) ask for specific information and invite comments from both the pastor and SPRC.

“Performance Factors” (page 4) ask for ratings for the clergy behaviors and invited comments from both the pastor and SPRC.

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 both the pastor and 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




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