While it is normal to review a pastor's performance regularly, hopefully annually, it is less common for Elderships to do this. But it is just as important. Our suggestion is that an Eldership review its performance prior to a pastor performance review as the Eldership gives the context to the relationship between the Eldership and Pastor. Strengths and failings of the Eldership impact directly upon the pastor.
The review template is available online and will be mediated by an external Association person. Each of the Eldership fills out the template. The results are anonymous to the participants but the aggregated scores can be seen as well as comments. Questions cover areas such as Strategy and Planning, Structure and role, responsibilities and culture.