Dear All Souls Members and Friends,
You are invited to participate in a Church-wide evaluation of All Souls’ senior ministry using the ministerial evaluation tool, Fulfilling the Call – A Model of UU Ministry in the 21st Century. Fulfilling the Call was developed in 2013 by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the UU Ministers’ Association as an in-depth tool to assess the performance of ministry and to identify areas for development. The evaluation form includes nine duties:
- Leads Worship
- Officiates Rites of Passage
- Provides Pastoral Care and Presence
- Encourages Spiritual Development
- Witnesses to Social Justice in the Public Square
- Leads Administration
- Pursues Personal Renewal and Professional Development
- Serves the Larger Unitarian Universalist Faith
- Leads the Faith Into the Future
Listed under each duty are associated tasks, which we adapted slightly to appropriately reflect our particular setting. You are asked to evaluate each of these tasks as a strength, satisfactory, an area for growth, a weakness, or not observed. There is also room under each duty for written comments. It is strongly recommended that specific comments be included for each duty. We ask that your comments be both thoughtful and candid.
Please be prepared to spend a minimum of 45 – 60 minutes completing this evaluation. Evaluation forms are being provided both on-line and in a pencil and paper format to facilitate participation in the evaluation by as many individuals as possible. All Souls members, non-members who participate in the life of the Church, and staff are encouraged to complete an evaluation. To ensure the integrity of the evaluation process, everyone completing an evaluation is asked to provide information on their name, Church membership status, and participation in Church activities. This information will be used only to evaluate demographics of those who respond, and will not be linked to responses. Data from anonymous evaluations will not be considered in the overall evaluation. The Personnel Committee and the Board of Trustees will keep all identifying information confidential, including from all Church and ministerial staff.
The senior minister evaluation period will run through June 15, 2018. The Personnel Committee of the Board of Trustees will then use the rest of the summer to tally your input, aggregate the evaluation data, and draft a written report on the evaluation results. A detailed assessment report and a summary report will be finalized in September, with feedback provided to the senior minister and the Board of Trustees. A summary report will then be made available to the congregation.
We look forward to your feedback and continuing our work together to build the Beloved Community.
The All Souls Church Unitarian Board of Trustees