Purpose of this Review
First Mennonite Church conducts a pastoral review every three years.  The purpose of a pastoral review is to affirm and strengthen the pastor and the congregation in their relationship and ministry. The goal of the review is to find ways to seek growth in personal, professional, and congregational relationships.

Explanation of Confidentiality
The Pastoral Review Committee assures you that your responses to this questionnaire will be held in confidence.  The church is using Survey Monkey to record and compile the answers to this survey.  The Church Secretary, Shelby Scattergood, will serve as the survey administrator and will report out to the Committee the data it provides without attribution.  We require a name so that if there is a question about the meaning of one of your written responses, the Chair of the Committee can request the name from Shelby and contact you for clarification.  Surveys without names will be excluded from tabulation.

Be assured that verbatim comments will not be available to the pastor.  Our committee will summarize the comments in a report to the pastor and the congregation.  After final tabulation the results will be presented to the congregation in a summary report.

Instructions
Members and attendees of First Mennonite Church who are high school age and older are invited to complete this questionnaire.  Complete the review in an attitude of prayer, asking for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as you reflect on Ryan’s ministry.

Pastoral Review Committee: Craig Wilson (Chair), Daniel Foxvog, Sandra Jessup, Julie Lehman, Emily Nyce, Ken Wermuth

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* 1. Your Name

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* 2. Are you male or female?

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* 3. Are you a:

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* 4. How many years have you attended FMC?

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* 5. What is your age group?

PASTORAL REVIEW

For each of the following statements, select how strongly you agree or disagree with the statement. This is based off of your personal opinion.

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* 6. Attitude - Pastor Ryan demonstrates a positive, friendly, and hopeful spirit.

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* 7. Attitude - Pastor Ryan acts with decisiveness and flexibility to respond as appropriate in ministry opportunities.

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* 8. Accessibility - Pastor Ryan is available and accessible during regularly scheduled times.

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* 9. Accessibility - Pastor Ryan is on time for appointments and church meetings that he is expected to attend.

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* 10. Accessibility - Pastor Ryan responds appropriately to special needs and emergencies.

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* 11. Competence - Pastor Ryan takes initiative as a self-starter and sees even difficult projects through to completion.

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* 12. Competence - Pastor Ryan takes advantage of continuing education opportunities and shares his new learning with the congregation.

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* 13. Integrity/Trust/Authenticity - Pastor Ryan is sincere, honest, and open as a Christian and as a person.

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* 14. Administrative Ministries - Pastor Ryan perceives accurately the needs and expectations of the congregation.

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* 15. Administrative Ministries - Pastor Ryan has an effective working relationship with church leadership (such as Church Council, Elders, and Worship Committee).

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* 16. Administrative Ministries - Pastor Ryan stays in touch with FMC committees and keeps the congregation informed of church actives and needs.

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* 17. Vision - Pastor Ryan appropriately leads the congregation with energy and vision for continuing growth and development.

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* 18. Vision - Pastor Ryan has sufficient insight and ability to analyze situations and programs accurately to enhance the ministry of FMC.

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* 19. Public Ministries - Pastor Ryan shows appropriate preparation and leadership in worship services.

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* 20. Public Ministries - Pastor Ryan's preaching challenges me to grow in understanding and Christian commitment.

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* 21. Outreach - Pastor Ryan supports and participates in the outreach to the community, promoting FMC activities with area churches and civic organizations.

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* 22. Pastoral Care Ministries - Pastor Ryan nurtures personal and spiritual relationships with members of the congregation.

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* 23. Pastoral Care Ministries - Pastor Ryan follows up with first time visitors and keeps the congregation informed of ways we can reach out to them.

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* 24. Pastoral Care Ministries - Pastor Ryan ministers to the personal needs of the congregation by providing counseling and visiting members and by arranging for pastoral care when he is unavailable.

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* 25. Pastoral Care Ministries - Pastor Ryan balances his personal time and energy to ensure his ministry promotes personal health that enhances his family and personal relationships.

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* 26. Pastoral Care Ministries - Pastor Ryan is approachable when I go to him for advice and support about a personal struggle I am experiencing.

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* 27. Partnership - Pastor Ryan encourages and values my contributions to the church.

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* 28. Partnership - Pastor Ryan partners with the congregation for the mission of our church.

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* 29. Theology - Pastor Ryan's commitment to the Anabaptist faith is often reflected in his sermons and teachings.

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* 30. Theology - Pastor Ryan's interpretation of the Bible is enlightening and challenging.

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* 31. Theology - Pastor Ryan teaches Christian theology that is consistent with the core values of our church.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS


The additional information provided below will be beneficial to our church's continued growth.

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* 32. In the space below, please comment about any low scores that you gave. (Include the question number in your comments. Please be as brief as possible)

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* 33. In the space below, please provide any other clarifications, explanations, and suggestions. (Include the question number with your comments. Please be as brief as possible.)

PLEASE PROVIDE A BRIEF RESPONSE FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS

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* 34. The one thing that I most appreciate about Pastor Ryan is:

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* 35. The one area in which I would like to see Pastor Ryan grow or improve is:

Thank you for your participation in this important Pastoral Review process.

If you have questions or need assistance with completing this form, please contact a committee member.

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