Everyone on one of the committees would grade the pastor from 1 to 7 before the meeting. Six or seven is wonderful. Four or five is good. Obviously 1 to 3 is poor and cause for action and improvement.

We should meet ahead of time to compare grades and come up with one main grade given with the unity of the committee. That way they’re not arguing about their feelings or grades in the actual meeting with the pastor.


1.  Personal
Our pastor teaches well and works hard at both sermons and lessons. 1-7

Our pastor leads well and has vision for the church and carefully brings others on to the team and with unity. 1-7

Our pastor shepherds well and has a system of caring through the groups and also shows love individually to people. And from the pulpit. 1-7

Our pastor seems to have a good schedule to attack each week, covering the essentials of administration and care and study and pastoring and discipling. 1-7

2.  Staff
There seems to be a good organization of staff, and other staff in addition to the pastor have their assignments and do well as a team. 1-7

Even areas that are not prominent roles of pastors or directors are covered by the staff and buy a strong volunteer managers. 1-7

3.  The board
There is clear definition about what is the pastor and staff role and what is the board’s role in church ministries and organization. 1-7

There a strong unity and direction between the pastor and the board. 1-7

Board meetings are well organized and stay on target. 1-7

4.  Love
Our pastor shows love to the people and they know it – both privately and publicly. 1-7

5.  Preaching
Our pastor explains the meaning of the text, and preaches with exposition of what God meant when He had it written. 1-7

Our pastor shows that he really means it when he preaches. It has obviously gripped his own heart. 1-7

Our pastor uses strong appeal to our own hearts, so that we leave wanting to do what has been said in the Scriptures. 1-7

6.  Groups
There is clarity about the purpose of groups in the church, and the various kinds do not compete with each other but meet needs. 1-7

Our pastor has his own discipleship or camaraderie or accountability group. 1-7

7.  Mission
As strong values in the Pastor keeps them in front of the people. 1-7

We have a strong presence in our community as well as strong care for worldwide missions. 1-7

Everyone knows they were strong and a integrity In our pastors life and with our church practices. 1-7

Suggestions I have for our pastor: _________________________

Ways we can help our pastor better: _________________________

Are we providing adequate and strong financial resources, salary, and time away? ___________________

What hopes does our pastor have for better church-pastor relationships? ___________________

Personal Ministries of the Pastor

Personal Ministries of the Pastor-Download

Personal Ministries of the Pastor-1Principles or procedures so Hebrews 13:17 is true:

1. Senior either does all three or envisions and implements.

2. Main board co-owns vision, gives boundaries, approves policies, supports with prayer and personal embrace.

3. An Executive Pastor or small team leads and manages strategy.

4. Other staff lead in their specialty areas but manage in accord with senior and board leading. If not using same playbook, they must leave the team.

5. Various director or pastors on staff:
Administrative areas—major on “leading” circle, but more management and       administration to be sure.
Age-specific ministries—major on shepherding and teaching in sub-groups.

6. Support staff cares for details and administration with some DNA of leaders.

7. The church follows the biblical call to support leadership and do ministry as the church gathered “out there.”

PASTORING a “people group” within the church

Guidelines for this “horizontal” responsibility


Pray for and pay attention to people in this age group.

Be the conscience for the leadership team to reach and serve this area.

Assess and sponsor what the church offers to evangelize, disciple,  and care for these people.


“Go after” and seek to assimilate new people. Continue reading “PASTORING a “people group” within the church”

Steps Toward Succession

Steps toward Succession

Leadership during Transition

  1. Interim pastor

ü  Two year appointment

                +                                                              –

    Avoids “sacrificial lamb”                                         viewed as “hired hand”

                                                                                        some are “floating”

ü  From staff

ü  From outside

  1. “Stated pulpit supply”
                      ü  Pulpit only, not daily leadership

Continue reading “Steps Toward Succession”

Why a Large Church Should Help Churches in the Area

Why a large church like yours

should help pastors and churches in the area

Why a large church like yours should help churches and pastors in the area Download

We’re talking about resources for pastors, advice from staff members, use of facilities at times, encouragement in practical issues, seminars for the pastoral leaders.

  • Because of the Golden Rule – if you were in that small church a few miles away, you would love it if someone offered a resources or a speaker you would never get to hear, or significant help for a specific ministry like children or finances – strategies for budget.
  • The mandate to love and help others – it’s all through the Bible, and it doesn’t specifically say that big churches should help smaller churches this way but it isn’t hard to go that way with the application.
  • Most churches get inadequate support from their denominations or fellowship of churches.  Administrators are so busy with all kinds of other organizational details, that there are only a few times they can sit down with a pastor to help with strategy or particulars.
  • National information is there, in quantity galore, but a local church can be a friend in flesh and blood, with love and reasoning, and even good advice and application.
  • There is only one kingdom, and we’re on that team.  And the strong should help the weak.  And we just simply have to admit we are strong and rich in many ways.  Every large church has so many resources and experts on staff and abilities to bring in good speakers and teachers.

Senior Pastor Ministry Description

Senior Pastor Ministry Description Download

To give senior pastoral leadership to the church in line with Biblical commands of our Lord to pastors and to serve as the senior leader of pastoral staff and church ministries.

TIME:   Full-time

REPORTS:  Annual written report to the church; other reports as desired for updates.  Communication of vacation and special days to the board of trustees for records.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES Continue reading “Senior Pastor Ministry Description”

Ten Leadership Priorities!


10. Schedule     fun   .

9. Work your best    spiritual     and emotional    study     schedule.

8. Be in an      accountability     group.

7.  Work your   ___“holy discontent”!___

6. Promote your        passion                       .

5. Believe “every contact is an     opportunity     .  (Little things)

4. Know the order … God/    family     / company /     self-interest     .

3. Define and seek __your_purpose_____

2. Explain, “You must be perfect…”

1. Walk    humbly with God    .

Receiving Our New Pastor

Thoughts/suggestions on best practices for the positive welcome of a new pastor to a church

Important because the church is to be a unified body and the Bible is clear about the honor to the office of the pastor


…Follow strong and detailed steps for finding the best candidate,  who as a final step of ten large steps,  is brought in for the two Sundays and full week of preaching and meeting the church and presenting his approach to the Scriptures and the church. Continue reading “Receiving Our New Pastor”

Priorities of Pastors



Priorities of a Pastor

Evaluating your time and heart emphasis 

Job Description from Verses

1. Lead                                                      3.   Shepherd                                        5.   Equip

Heb 13:7; Heb 13:17; Acts 20:28;           Acts 20:28; I Peter 5:2                       Eph 4:12; I Tim 3:16,17 Titus 1:7 (I Tim 3:1f)

2.   Rule                                                       4.   Teach                                              6.   Be Continue reading “Priorities of Pastors”