Assessing the Ministry of the Congregation
The ministry of a congregation is shared between called professional ministers, other professional staff (religious educators, music directors, membership coordinators, administrators, etc.) and lay leaders, members and committed friends.
Congregational leaders should set regular goals that are in alignment with your mission and vision and periodically assess how both the staff and lay leaders are helping to meet those goals.
- More about Shared Ministry
- All Are Chosen: Stories of Lay Ministry and Leadership by Margaret Beard and Roger Comstock, editors
More than 20 inspiring narratives by people who believe that the work of the church is the shared responsibility of the minister and the laity. Each story is an in-depth look at the work of ministering to one another.
- Congregational Self Assessment (PDF, 42, pages)
- Assessing Our Leadership (PDF, 35 pages)