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Interim Progress Appraisal

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Congregation Information
Evaluation Details
This appraisal is (check either "A" or "B"):

A) by the governing board or its designee



Note to convener:
Please seek to arrive at a consensus appraisal, in which the assessments of the individual appraisers are blended into statements with which all can agree.

B) by the interim minister

This evaluation is (check one):
at mid-term or:
at the end-of-ministry:

Have you shared this appraisal with your partner in leadership? (i.e. has the leadership shared its appraisal with the interim minister and vice-versa)
Yes:
No:
Appraisal

The purpose of this appraisal is to provide a picture of the congregation’s progress to date toward its interim goals. The lay leadership and minister are each asked to complete an appraisal independently, to discuss the completed appraisals with one another, and to submit both to the Transitions Office. The Transitions Office will share the appraisals with the District and with the successor ministerial candidate. For the sake of the greatest possible candor, distribution of these appraisals is restricted to those authorized to receive them.

Instructions: In connection with each of the interim tasks, please appraise the congregation’s progress to date. Where progress is less than satisfactory, please note the steps to be taken, and by whom, to get up to speed?

1a. The congregation has claimed and honored its past. Progress to date:
Excellent: developmental task completed:
Well on track:
Satisfactory:
Lagging:
Unsatisfactory: serious concern here:
Comments:
1b. The congregation has engaged and acknowledged its griefs and conflicts. Progress to date:
Excellent: developmental task completed:
Well on track:
Satisfactory:
Lagging:
Unsatisfactory: serious concern here:
Comments:
2. The congregation recognizes its unique identity and its strengths, needs, and challenges. Progress to date:
Excellent: developmental task completed:
Well on track:
Satisfactory:
Lagging:
Unsatisfactory: serious concern here:
Comments:
3a. The congregation has a clear understanding of the appropriate leadership roles of minister(s), church staff, and lay leaders.
Excellent: developmental task completed:
Well on track:
Satisfactory:
Lagging:
Unsatisfactory: serious concern here:
Comments:
3b. The congregation has successfully navigated the shifts in leadership that may accompany times of transition.
Excellent: developmental task completed:
Well on track:
Satisfactory:
Lagging:
Unsatisfactory: serious concern here:
Comments:
4. The congregation makes appropriate use of District, UUA, and other outside resources.
Excellent: developmental task completed:
Well on track:
Satisfactory:
Lagging:
Unsatisfactory: serious concern here:
Comments:
5. The congregation is in proud possession of a renewed vision and strong stewardship, prepared for new growth and new professional leadership, ready to embrace the future with anticipation and zest.
Well on track:
Satisfactory:
Lagging:
Unsatisfactory: serious concern here:

6. Is the interim minister capably ministering—as preacher, pastor, and teacher—to the congregation? Have there been difficulties with or constraints put upon the minister’s ability to do so?






13. Please comment on the Interim Ministry Program (as distinct from the interim minister) as you have experienced it so far.



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Last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

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