(a) adopt the Report of the Committee on Ministry regarding the Woods Gordon recommendation 3.2, concerning the measurement of the performance of an incumbent and parish;
(b) affirm the principle of performance evaluation as a means of assisting clergy and congregations in their ministry;
(c) commend the report to dioceses and ecclesiastical provinces, and encourage them to take necessary initiatives for its implementation in their congregations; and
(d) request the Committee on Ministry to monitor developments in this regard.
The mover and seconder agreed to delete the words "incumbent and parish" at the end of section (a) and replace them with "of the person in ministry and the ministry context."
Moved by: Mrs. C. Betts
Seconded by: Ven. F. Gosse
That the words "performance" in (a) and "performance evaluation" in (b) be deleted and the wording "assessment of ministry in parishes" be added.
Motion to Table
That the above resolution A-81, and also A-82, be tabled pending clarification of the wording. CARRIED Act 81
(See page 89.)
The tabled motion, as revised, was returned (see pages 79-80). It reads:
That this General Synod:
(a) affirm the principle of performance evaluation (ie. performance planning and review) as a means of assisting professional ministers, ordained and lay, and those with whom they serve (eg. dioceses, congregations, other communities);
(b) commend the Report of the Committee on Ministry concerning the Woods Gordon recommendation 3.2 to the dioceses and ecclesiastical provinces and encourage them to take initiatives necessary for its implementation; and
(c) request the Committee on Ministry to monitor developments in this regard. CARRIED Act 91