How do we do a pastoral review?
Regular reviews assist in the overall ministry functioning of a church. It is important that a review of a pastor’s ministry be seen not as simply an evaluation of the pastor’s ministry, but a review of the relationship of congregation and pastor. That is, how can the total ministry and mission be enhanced?
The principle of review has its roots in Scripture. Take Jesus’ parable of the talents. God gives us gifts and talents to serve him and his people. A review has in mind what each person does with what God has given.
Pastoring is a vocation. What the pastor actually does, is a living out of that calling. There is work to be done. More particularly, the church has a mission.
Queensland Baptists have compiled a comprehensive document to assist you in conducting pastoral reviews.