“As a pastor, I hated the idea of evaluation. It sounded too much like a way to open myself up to needless criticism. After all, who really wants to invite an outsider to tell them what they are doing wrong, add more “to do’s” to their list, or make them feel guilty for what they are not doing? Pastoring is hard enough already. Why invite more frustration?
But what if I were to tell you that evaluation can be a positive experience?”
Scott Attebery’s “Why Evaluating Your Church is Biblical,” reminds us that while church evaluation is an important thing, it is not a new thing.