It is recommended that every church engage in healthy, positive, ongoing review of its collective life and ministry.

Such review will necessarily include the manner in which the pastor is exercising his or her ministry and leadership. The basic purpose of ministry reviews is ministry development and enhancement. The review process is intended to result in pastor and people being strengthened, encouraged and better equipped to carry out the tasks the Lord has called them to.

A good review process will result in:

  1. Affirmation of key gifts and of ministry done well
  2. Identification of areas of ministry that are weak or need to be developed, redirected or discontinued
  3. Development of the pastor’s gifts and ministries for the year, or years, ahead.
  4. Commitment on the part of the pastor to continue to minister with the results of the review in mind, and on the part of the church, provide the support and resources necessary for the ministry of the pastor to be enhanced.