Mid Year Evals Part 2

November 30, 2011 — 3 Comments

Yesterday I laid out the three evals we do every December:

  • Evaluating the Quality of Your Discipleship
  • Ministry Evaluation
  • Personal Evaluation
I gave an overview of the Discipleship eval yesterday.
The Ministry and Personal Evaluation have been pieced together from a few sources but I think most of the content originates with Chris Newport – the Cru Director at Texas Tech. Below are the overview and links to download each of those Evals (feel free to adapt them and make them your own).

Ministry Evaluation

For years we spent the first day of December planning slogging through a team eval of the movement. One year, in a stroke of genius, we thought “why not make the most  of our time together in Planning and have everyone do an evaluation of the movement on their own?!” Individual evals also help internal processors and introverts contribute when in group Eval they’d normally just sit quiet.

So here’s what we send out about a week before planning starts (click here to download the Word Document).

Health of Movement

What do you feel are strengths of our ministry at Arkansas?

What do you feel are the weaknesses of our ministry at Arkansas?

Our critical path steps for the semester were:

1. Creating Relational Unity in a Growing Movement

2. Focus on our Community Group Leaders

3. Increasing Student Ownership Through Empowering and Encouraging

Are we closer to realizing our objectives now we were a semester ago? How?

Where have we gained (including but not limited to those critical path steps)? Why?

 Where have we lost ground (including but not limited to those critical path steps)? Why?

Are we continually pointing staff and students to Christ and His gospel through our movement activities? If so, how? If not, how can we grow in this?

Are we seeing the students in our movement grow in embracing the gospel as their life? If not, how could we cultivate this more?

Planning for Spring

Are there any critical path steps that could leave the path because they have been fully accomplished? And new steps that need to be added?

As you look at how staff and students spend their time every week, what needs to change for the sake of effectiveness?

What specific steps could we take to give students more leadership/ownership/responsibility?


What area do you need/want to be developed in?

How could we improve in directing the team/movement (in terms of how we do staff meeting, leading the team, meeting one-on-one, etc.)?

 How are we doing in our team relationships? What could improve?

 Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

Personal Evaluation

This personal eval used to be included with the Ministry Eval but in an effort to streamline (and thus make it more likely that Staff will actually do it!) I broke into a separate Eval that can even be done as you meet with staff one-on-one for an end-of-semester feedback. It’s nothing special and it’s really short. So they fill this out (even as they sit across the table) and then we talk through why they rated themselves as such.

I’ve found that it has made end-of-semester staff feedback easier as sometimes they self-identify issues you would have brought up anyway. Here it is (click here to download the Word Document):

Rate yourself on a 1-5 scale in eight competencies:

Initiative –

Team player –

Organization –

Follow-through –

Communication –

Integrity –

Productivity –

Attitude –

Rate (from 1-5) your:

Job performance –

Job satisfaction –

Your walk with God –

Your enjoyment of your job –

What have you enjoyed most this semester?




What has been difficult for you this semester?




Pie Chart – fill in what percent of time is spent on:

1) Admin (e-mail, etc)

2) Discipleship

3) Evangelism

4) Prep (M29, studies)

5) Bible Studies

6) Prayer

7) Staff Job

8 ) Staring at the Wall

9) CRU and M29

10) Staff Meeting/ Development

Is there anything about your roles/responsibilities that you want to change for next semester?


I’d love to hear what you use for Ministry and Personal Evaluations at the end of the semester. What have you found to be effective?


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