When Better Isn't Enough: Evaluation Tools for the 21st Century Church

by Jill M. Hudson. Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.

This book offers a 3-step process for effective congregational leadership evaluations, starting with the pastor's self reflection and a feedback group before the review group.


sample questions for the self-review and congregational team's review, how to adapt the model for small congregations of multiple staff teams, sample worksheets

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Provide more effective feedback during pastoral evaluations by following the 3-step process outlined in this resource.
  • Create a forward-looking evaluation form by adapting sample questions for the pastor's self-review and for the congregational team's review.

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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