Welcome to the Candidate Reference Feedback process. The candidate is applying for entrance into the ordained ministry of The United Methodist Church, and has asked you to be one of several persons to evaluate him/her in this regard. Your quick response is needed. This feedback information will be used in the screening and nurture of the candidate as it relates to the Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Remember that feedback containing only positive ratings is one-sided and therefore of little value to either the candidate or those working with her/him. Your statements are much more useful when you are honest enough to include areas of concern or limitations as well as strengths. The candidate has signed a statement authorizing the release of information from this form to the Annual Conference Ministerial Assessment Specialist. The candidate has waived access to this recommendation form. The information you provide will be received, combined with other reviewers, reviewed, and retained by the Ministerial Assessment Specialist only. Your ratings and pertinent comments will be combined with the reports from others who know this candidate and made available to the reviewing committee without identifying you as an individual evaluator. The applicant will not have access to your original answers. The GOAL of this system is to nurture and assistcandidates to grow and develop their ministry possibilities. This procedure enables each candidate to:
- Rate self
- Receive feedback from others
- Use the combined feedback for growth
When all have responded, the candidate and consultants can:
- Consider this candidates strengths and growth areas in relation to other dimensions of the Candidacy process.
- Plan next steps in relation to candidates support networks and discerning the best match between this candidates grace, gifts, and fruits in relation to ministry options.