As we head into the final weeks of the fall semester in college ministry, it’s a great time to step back and evaluate.
I wanted to share a few resources that have been helpful for our team as we seek to figure out, as Stephen Covey says, if we have set our ladder against the right wall.
There are three evals that we do every December with our team:
- Evaluating the Quality of Your Discipleship
- Ministry Evaluation
- Personal Evaluation
I’ll link to the Ministry and Personal Eval tomorrow.
Today, here’s an overview and link to the Discipleship Eval.
Evaluating the Quality of Your Discipleship
(click here to download the Word document)
I believe this eval was developed by Roger Hershey. This tool is invaluable in evaluating two very important things:
Are we (staff and student leaders) doing the
1) Right Things with
2) The Right People?
Our staff and student leaders sit down and do the first part of the eval with every student they disciple (addresses the Right Things) – the student they are discipling is evaluating them:
How would you evaluate me in the three areas of discipleship:
1. Feeding them the Word 1 2 3 4 5
2. Building a relationship with them 1 2 3 4 5
3. Training them in ministry 1 2 3 4 5
What is the best thing we did or you experienced in our discipleship together this semester?
What do you wish we could change or what could I do better?
The second part of the eval is for each of our staff to do on their own as they evaluate whether they are investing in the Right People.
1. Which of your disciples is presently multiplying ?
2. At the end of the year, how many potential multipliers will you be replacing yourself with?
3. Of those who are not multiplying, what are the barriers?
Lack of desire, no vision or heart for multiplication
Lack of Biblical conviction about discipleship
Just too young spiritually (need time to grow)
Unable to emotionally or socially
Does not want to (opposed to multiplication)
Lack of Lordship with their time, a relationship, etc. (unwilling to die to self)
Legitimately can’t because of time (work…)
Called to another ministry
Lack of walk with the Lord
[As a team we talked through which of these are “deal breakers” – I’ll leave that up to you and your team to decide that!]
4. What can you do to help them overcome the barriers?
5. Are there any changes you need to make in your multiplication chain?
Students who are not following through on a commitment they made
Students who do not want to multiply or do not want to be a part of the movement
What Evals do you use on your team? Would love for us all to share the wealth!
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