Bethesda Outreach Reference Form
Please answer the following questions regarding the applicant's potential for this ministry. Your help is greatly appreciated. Please use the "other" line on each question to add clarity or information to your responses.
Please write the name of the applicant
Please write your name AND your relationship with the applicant.
How well do you know the applicant?
Very Well/Close relationship
What is your evaluation of the applicant's Christian life?
Mature Christian/ tried and tested
Maturing/growing in Christ
Growth is not evident
Is the applicant a responsible person?
Diligently follows through on tasks/goes above and beyond
Always follows through on tasks as given
Usually follows through on tasks
Not reliable to finish a task
How would you rate the applicant's initiative?
Will actively look for things to do and do them without prompting
Fills a need/does a task when they become aware of one
Will look for a need/task but only when asked
Does not evidence a sense of initiative for completing tasks
How would you rate the applicant's integrity
Generally honest and trustworthy
May stretch the truth or omit crucial information
Integrity is questionable
How would you rate the applicant's communication skills?
Articulate and effective in communication
Normally communicates well
Struggles to articulate thoughts and information
Communication is not effective
How would you rate the applicant's industry/hard work
Always works hard to achieve an excellent result
Does what is expected
Does the minimum work to accomplish a goal
Would not be considered an industrious or hard working person/lazy
How would you rate the applicant's presentation
Gives a sharp, excellent first impression
Well groomed, good first impression
Average first impression
Does not give a good first impression
How personable is the applicant?
Instantly easy to get to know, makes others feel at ease
May be quiet at first, but makes friends easily and welcomes new friendships
Struggles to make friends, depends on others to get to know them first
Often withdrawn and does not make an effort to get to know others or allow them to know him/her
How does the applicant handle stress?
Thinks quickly and clearly under pressure and responds well and/or makes wise decisions
May process more slowly under pressure but will normally makes wise decisions
Reasonably calm but struggles to handle stress/make decisions under pressure
Withdraws and/or cannot handle stress
How would you rate the applicant's emotional stability?
Exceptionally stable and consistent - no emotional ups and downs
Normally well balanced and stable
May experience emotional instability, but is able to compensate and regain stability quickly
Unpredictable and allows emotions to dictate responses
How would you rate the applicant's leadership ability
A clear servant leader with leadership experience who has achieved good results
A good leader when put into the position where they must lead, does not seek leadership
Has the potential to be a leader, but needs opportunity and/or additional experience & learning
Leads, but in a negative way, influencing others badly
How would you rate the applicant's ability to work in a team situation?
Participates well, listening to others and joining in, positively adds to the group with ideas and solutions
Overall, cooperates well with others in a team situation
Finds it difficult to work in a group
Difficult to work with and/or prefers to work alone
How would you rate the applicant's judgement/ability to make wise decisions
Consistently makes wise decisions, works to get all needed information
Makes wise decisions in most situations
Struggles to make wise decisions
Makes hasty/unwise decisions or is indecisive
How would you rate the applicant's ability to serve/minister under authority
Gladly receives instruction, not afraid to ask respectful questions for clarification, exhibits a good attitude
Normally responds well to authority and serves effectively
Submits to authority, but displays disapproval if they do not agree; may or may not ask for clarification if they do not understand
Does not handle authority well and exhibits disrespect when they disagree.
Would you recommend this applicant for this internship?
Excellent choice, no reservations
Yes, but with concerns (if so, please detail those in the "other" section)
Poor choice, do not recommend
Please include an email address where we can contact you if we need to clarify/gain more information on a particular section.
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