A little humor for the end of one year and the beginning of another.
Monthly Archives: December 2015
At the end of the year, WordPress sends me an annual report of the stats for my blog, On Target. Click on the link if you are interested. Thanks to those who read and follow it.
In order to grow and develop your skills, one needs not just experience, but evaluated experience. That is one of the many lessons I learned from “Prof.”, Dr. Howard Hendricks. As I work with and mentor pastoral interns at First Central Baptist Church in Chicopee, MA, I try to build those kind of experiences into their training.
Whenever one of our interns preaches, I ask several people in the congregation to fill out an evaluation form on their sermon and delivery. I then compile the forms and go over the results and comments with the individual. The goal is to help them build on their strengths and improve their weak areas. Below is the form that I use. Click on the link to download a pdf version of the template.
Sermon Feedback Form
Preacher: ___________________ Scripture ___________________ Date ___________
|_________________________ got my attention||1||2||3||4||5|
|_________________________ touched a felt need in my life||1||2||3||4||5|
|_________________________ introduced the text or topic of the sermon||1||2||3||4||5|
|_________________________ exposed and explained the text clearly||1||2||3||4||5|
|_________________________’s message had a main idea that was faithful to the message and relevant to my life||1||2||3||4||5|
|Summarize what you sensed was the main idea of the message:
|_________________________ engaged my mind and heart through the message||1||2||3||4||5|
|_________________________ helped me apply biblical truth to my life experience||1||2||3||4||5|
|_________________________ came across as sincere and genuine||1||2||3||4||5|
|_________________________ looked me in the eye and appeared comfortable||1||2||3||4||5|
|Two strengths of the message:
|One area to develop for further growth:
Happy 35th Anniversary to the wife of my youth! 35 years is too short a time to be married to your best friend. Let’s keep pressing forward and adding more milestones. Love you!
“It’s not the years, it’s the mileage.” Indiana Jones
“It’s not the years of our lives, it’s the life in our years.” Me
“Count your days to make your days count.” Moses in Psalm 90:12