ORDAINED/COMMISSIONED MINISTRY REFERENCE FORM
DBMD NO. 4
Statement Of Intent: This form is intended to assist, counsel, and help a student to develop a full potential of ministry. This means that the goal is to make this a tool to encourage growth and development in areas where weaknesses may exist. Everyone has areas of personal and professional life that call for concerted effort and improvement.
Instructions To Respondent: Please read the statement of intent above and then fill out this evaluation form in a forthright and candid manner. An evaluation is of great value to the student or those assisting if it contains true ratings. Be assured that every effort will be made to guard the confidentiality of your response.
NOTE: This form is to be completed by the district superintendent, the vice-chair of the local board of administration, and by two other members of the local board of administration or of the congregation. In the case of the candidate being a staff member, one of the forms should be given to the senior pastor and one to an LBA member.
KEY TO RATING SCALE
0 Unable to observe
1 Unsatisfactory
2 Below average
3 Average
4 Above average
5 Exceptional
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MINISTERIAL GRACES
1. Christian commitment
0-Unable to Observe
1-Unsatisfactory
2-Below Average
3-Average
4-Above Average
5-Exceptional
Depth of commitment to Christ
Evidences of a clear sense of calling
Exerts Christian influence
Is loyally committed to the church
Evidences genuine love for people
2. Personal life style
0-Unable to Observe
1-Unsatisfactory
2-Below Average
3-Average
4-Above Average
5-Exceptional
Lives an exemplary life
Has a good reputation in the community
Participates in the community
Shows dependability
Easily entreated (not defensive)
Manages time adequately
Cares for property
Maintains appropriate personal appearance
3. Personal Growth and Development
0-Unable to Observe
1-Unsatisfactory
2-Below Average
3-Average
4-Above Average
5-Exceptional
Shows evidence of spiritual growth
Keeps informed on current events
Learns well from experiences
Works at self improvement
4. Personality
0-Unable to Observe
1-Unsatisfactory
2-Below Average
3-Average
4-Above Average
5-Exceptional
Takes criticism and praise well
Shows emotional stability under pressure
Develops trusting relationships
Mixes well socially
Evidences mature judgment
Shows healthy self concept
Exudes positive, joyful attitude
Shows initiative and works to achieve
Accepts persons with divergent views
5. Family
0-Unable to Observe
1-Unsatisfactory
2-Below Average
3-Average
4-Above Average
5-Exceptional
Takes time for family togetherness
Cooperates with and is supportive of spouse
Family sets good example
Spouse is supportive and cooperative
Exercises control of own household
Family lives within its means
MINISTERIAL GIFTS
6. Preaching ability
0-Unable to Observe
1-Unsatisfactory
2-Below Average
3-Average
4-Above Average
5-Exceptional
Prepares sermons carefully
Verbal fluency
Biblical content
Doctrinal clarity
Evangelical fervor
Leads in meaningful worship
7. Pastoral care
0-Unable to Observe
1-Unsatisfactory
2-Below Average
3-Average
4-Above Average
5-Exceptional
Shows concern for people
Protects confidentiality
Shows skill in counseling
Relates to all age levels and needs
Ministers effectively in crisis situations
Follows up prospects and visitors
Ministers to the sick and shut-ins
Calls in homes of members
Incorporates converts into the church
8. Administrative Skills
0-Unable to Observe
1-Unsatisfactory
2-Below Average
3-Average
4-Above Average
5-Exceptional
Manages church business affairs well
Plans, sets goals, coordinates and evaluates programs
Uses lay leadership and delegates responsibility
Shows ability to organize
Files reports faithfully
Tries new approaches and methods
Able to make decisions firmly
Chairs board meetings skillfully
9. Communication
0-Unable to Observe
1-Unsatisfactory
2-Below Average
3-Average
4-Above Average
5-Exceptional
Listens and responds to ideas and feelings
Clearly defines, explains, and gets ideas
Writes clearly
Works well with groups, facilitates interaction
Readily admits to own limitations
Is able to laugh at self
Communicates acceptance of others
Leads others to Christ
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