This 2-4 minute assessment is designed to help pastors identify their areas of strengths and opportunities during the current COVID-19 crisis. You'll rate yourself in how you're doing in sixteen different pastoral areas. It will help you quickly discern where you're doing well, what needs attention as well as how we can help you thrive during this challenging season.
Typical behaviors include: 1. loves to find new insights from God’s Word, 2. able to detect and rebuke those with wrong beliefs, 3. accurately can connect scripture to Christ, 4. has a mastery of most theological subjects and 5. doctrine captures both the head and heart.
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Typical behaviors include: 1. The method of preaching has continued to provide effective communication of the gospel, 2. The main idea of a text is the message that's spoken, 3. Explains God’s Word accurately with clarity, 4. Jesus has been the hero of the sermon (not morals, willpower, etc.), 5. Applies the text in a challenging way that motivates people to change, and 6. there is a sense of God’s presence in this season of preaching.
Typical behaviors include: 1. enjoying a deep intimacy with God, 2. growing more repentant and less defensive when confronted with your sin, 3. regularly practices spiritual disciplines, 4. regularly confess your sins to others, and 5. you're readily surrendered to the Lord in this time of crisis.
Typical behaviors include: 1. can identify sources of anxiety and take steps to find rest, 2. is not prone to addictions, 3. growing in how you're responding to temptation, 4. able to control your temper, and 5. can correctly identify feelings in a timely manner.
Typical behaviors include: 1. displays and shares grace to family members, 2. maintains a high standard of morality, 3. balances the demands of work, family, and friendships, 4. lovingly sacrifices for your spouse, and 5. parents with temperance, gentleness and good judgment.
Typical behaviors include: 1. has cheerfully given money to meet pressing needs, 2. does not seek to profit at another’s expense, 3. has established and maintained a budget, and 4. able to maintain income or adjust expenses amidst this crisis.
Typical behaviors include: 1. prioritizes relationships with neighbors and the vulnerable, 2. maintains friendships, 3. have trusted friends who hold you accountable, and 4. you've done all that you can to be at peace with others.
Typical behaviors include: 1. reasonably followed COVID-19 health guidelines, 2. consistently eats a healthy diet in moderation, 3. exercises regularly and adequately, 4. maintains appointments with health professionals, 5. sleeps predictably and soundly, and 6. maintains weight and energy levels.
Typical behaviors include: 1. understand my talents and abilities, 2. can identify which of talents and abilities bring me the most joy, 3. aware of which environments or circumstances are well-suited for my gifts, and 4. able to evaluate and wisely choose which opportunities best fit my gifts.
Typical behaviors include: 1. listens well and is attentive to relational cues, 2. loves others by slowing down for them, 3. guides others with Spirit-led wisdom, 4. enters into disagreements with emotional temperance, 5. displays mercy and justice, and 6. encourages others to lament and yet shares biblical hope.
Typical behaviors include: 1. prior to COVID-19, had clearly defined and communicated the Church's mission or purpose statement, 2. have defined your Church's unique distinctive and role in the community, 3. have clarity on who we are specifically called to serve in this season, and 4. have strategic programs in place to meet pressing needs.
Typical behaviors include: 1. understands your unique pastoral contribution amidst the COVID-19 crisis 2. has maintained your core convictions, 3. adjusted your long-term vision and goals as necessary and set realistic, short-term outcomes, 4. adaptations have proven to be strategic pivots and 5. has lead with courage and confidence.
Typical behaviors include: 1. understand how your Church can best serve others since the Coronavirus impact began, 2. have maintained your previously written mission and values, 3. adjusted your Church's strategies and set realistic, short-term outcomes, 4. have been able to rally, equip and deploy others towards these outcomes, and 5. have lead with courage and confidence.
Typical behaviors include: 1. have regularly updated members, attenders and the public since the Coronavirus impacted your local area, 2. explained clearly how you're pivoting in this season, 3. shared "success stories" to inspire and encourage, 4. have reported any financial deficits with integrity, 5. have communicated ways they can become more engaged in your work, and 6. shown appreciate for support and involvement.
Typical behaviors include: 1. have had a clear financial plan and budget prior to COVID-19, 2. have been able to discern any financial changes and their sources, 3. are able to pay expenses at this time, 4. have developed a plan to meet any financial challenges, and if applicable, 5. have been quick to address deficits such as apply for stimulus money or raise additional funds.
Typical behaviors include: 1. the leadership had a clear biblical understanding of their duties prior to COVID-19, 2. the team has been informed of the impact COVID-19 and has responded quickly and appropriately, 3. the Board has shown personal encouragement and support of the Lead or Senior Pastor, 4. the Lead or Senior Pastor has shown good leadership during this time, 5. open lines of communication and collaboration are evident among leaders at this time, and 6. the unity of the leadership has remained is strong during this time.