Hi all!
To follow up on the announcement I made in church on Sunday and for those of you who were not in church, I wanted to make sure everyone knew that as part of our role of helping Stephen understand how well the things he is doing are and are not meeting the needs of the congregation after his first half year with us, the PPRC is asking everyone to fill out a Pastor evaluation survey. The information collected in this survey will be used to help Stephen understand how to be the best possible pastor for all of us, so we would really like for every person to fill one out (not limited to one per household) so that your voice can be reflected in this understanding.

The survey is available in the March newsletter, in a box on the table outside the church office, and for those who prefer electronic versions, it is offered below. After surveys have been filled out you can return them to the envelope on the table by the office at church, to any PPRC member (listed below) or via email to me (Kathy F.). We would appreciate having these returned before March 11th to allow for us to compile this information in a timely manner.

Other points about the survey:
  • Information in the survey will be kept confidential, Stephen will not see the names of survey respondents. Your name is asked primarily for tracking purposes of who filled out the survey and possibly for confidential follow up with a PPRC member if requested via comments in the survey.
  • To clarify a mistake I made during the announcement in church, PPRC stands for Pastor Parish Relations Committee.
  • You are encouraged to fill out the survey even if you are not a member of the church. Youth are also asked to respond.
  • Please feel free to copy, forward, or otherwise make sure that others in our church can fill this out also
  • If you have any questions about the survey, please let me or another PPRC member know!

Thanks for your responses and feedback to help Stephen continue to grow as our Pastor!

The PPRC Team
Kathy F.
Suzanne I.
Barbara B.
Ed B.


Here is the survey as a Microsoft Word document file, which might help if you want to print it out:

Or, if you'd rather not use the Microsoft Word document, the basic text from the survey begins below:

Please indicate how you feel Stephen is performing in the following areas:

1. Is an effective and inspiring preacher
1 2 3 4 5 Don't
Very poor Very well Know

2. Plans effective and meaningful services
1 2 3 4 5 Don't
Very poor Very well Know

3. Encourages and enhances spiritual growth in members
1 2 3 4 5 Don't
Very poor Very well Know

4. Works well with parents, youth and children
1 2 3 4 5 Don't
Very poor Very well Know

5. Visits and demonstrates concern for members
1 2 3 4 5 Don't
Very poor Very well Know

6. Actively supports Christian education for all age groups
1 2 3 4 5 Don't
Very poor Very well Know

7. Supports member involvement in community causes to fulfill the ministry and mission of the church
1 2 3 4 5 Don't
Very poor Very well Know

8. Contributes to determining the goals and aspirations of the church
1 2 3 4 5 Don't
Very poor Very well Know

9. Helps the congregation grow in number
1 2 3 4 5 Don't
Very poor Very well Know

10. Includes rest and relaxation as part of care for himself
1 2 3 4 5 Don't
Very poor Very well Know

11. Works well with other staff, council, and lay leaders
1 2 3 4 5 Don't
Very poor Very well Know

Please provide any additional comments or thoughts about Stephen and his role as our pastor below.
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