Completing the Circle: Reviewing Ministries in the Congregation

by David R. McMahill. Alban Institute, 2003.

This book outlines an easy-to-follow process churches can use to more effectively evaluate their pastor, one that will result in a conversation between pastor and congregation about the ministry they are working towards.


sample discussion guides, characteristics of a good review, how to evaluate ministry and a pastor's leadership

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Improve the ways the congregation offers feedback by adapting the sample discussion guide to how the church evaluates its pastor.
  • Enhance communication between clergy and the congregation when it comes to ministry evaluation by following the step-by-step process.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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