Yearly Student/Pastoral Reference
**This reference form is confidential and will only be seen by members of the North Michigan District Board of Ministerial Development and appropriate District or General Officials as necessary.
You are being asked to provide a spiritual and vocational reference for a ministerial student or licensed minister under your supervision and / or because your church provided the initial recommendation to the District. Please answer as honestly as you can, so that the DBMD may provide the best guidance and direction for candidates.
Ministerial Student/Licensed Minister Name
Your answer
Your Name:
Your answer
Relationship:
Your answer
1. What is the level of involvement of the ministerial student / pastor in your ministry setting?
(By involvement we mean leadership or support in ministerial duties—we assume regular attendance to worship services etc. If the student is away at college or seminary, answer to the best of your ability.)
2. How satisfied are you with their current level of involvement and why?
Your answer
3. As far as you can tell, how would you assess their current level of spiritual vitality?
Please rate from 1 to 5 the following qualities/characteristics of the student.
1 being poor and 5 being the best
Your sense that they are truly called to Ministry
Poor
Best
Evidences a growing Spiritual Maturity
Poor
Best
Emotional Maturity
Poor
Best
Team Player
Poor
Best
Responsible
Poor
Best
Manages time well
Poor
Best
Handles personal / family relationships well
Poor
Best
Integrity
Poor
Best
Heart for people
Poor
Best
Handles finances well
Poor
Best
Organized
Poor
Best
Problem-solver
Poor
Best
Handles criticism well
Poor
Best
Takes direction well
Poor
Best
Flexible
Poor
Best
Willing to learn
Poor
Best
Consistent spiritual habits
Poor
Best
Destructive personal habits
Poor
Best
Seems to be a good fit in the ministry they currently serve
Poor
Best
If you would like to further explain your answers, please add any additional comments below.
Your answer
5. If married, is the student’s spouse supportive of the call of God and lifestyle of ministry? How so?
Your answer
6. Is there anything else you think the DBMD should know about this student/ pastor?
Your answer
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