Pastor’s Annual Self-Profile
2012 Appointment Year
Pastor’s Name (include middle initial): Date:
Home Phone: Cell Phone:
E-Mail: Church Phone:
Education/School Beginning to End Date Degree
Other career and work experience:
Complete Dates are to be entered: month/day/year
Pastor’s Birth Date:
Spouse’s Birth Date :
Children Gender Birth Date (month/day/year)
ATTENTION NEW PROFESSIONALS IN MINISTRY AND FIRST TIME APPOINTMENTS:
Each pastor is required to have a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on file with the Annual
Conference. You only need to file this form with the Annual Conference once. If you need to complete the
form you can find it at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf . Fill out and bring the I-9 form to your
professional interview along with all necessary identification(s).
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(PLEASE NOTE: ALL FILL-IN SPACES ARE EXPANDABLE)
1. CALL TO MINISTRY
A. Briefly describe your personal vision as pastoral leader of the congregation(s) you are currently
B. Briefly describe your theological orientation/perspective.
C. What do you do well?
2. KEEPING FIT FOR MINISTRY
A. What spiritual growth have you experienced in your ministry and personally in the last year?
B. Outline your personal self-care plan.
C. How are you being held accountable to that plan?
D. In what ways are you active in a clergy support group?
E. Continuing Ed: What continuing education experiences did you have this past year? Bring
copies of your CEU certificates. How have these experiences strengthened you ministry?
F. Have you consulted with your SPRC about your continuing education in 2011?
G. How will these experiences contribute to the ministry goals of your congregation?
3. PROFESSIONAL MINISTRY GIFT/GRACES (Paragraph 340 2008 UM Book of Discipline)
A. Preaching and Worship
Describe your preaching style and your use of scripture.
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What skills do you have in music, leading traditional/contemporary/blended worship?
B. Pastoral Care/Nurture
Describe your practice for visitation, crisis care, counseling, teaching, equipping laity for
caring ministries, and discipling.
Are you trained to lead or have you participated in the following:
Disciple Bible Study leader
Companions in Christ leader
Walk to Emmaus
Natural Church Development
Academy for New Ministry
Bishop’s Preaching Academy
Missional Transformation Process
Describe your role and practice in helping a congregation discern its vision for ministry and
the strategy for implementation.
D. Leadership Development
Describe your leadership style to help laity be empowered for ministry. If you have taken
the Myers Briggs Inventory (or other similar test), comment about your learning and your
Describe your interest, experience, ability to organize, communicate, supervise staff,
use of computers, etc.
F. Social Principles
How does your ministry reflect the spirit of the United Methodist Social Principles?
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4. APPOINTMENT CONSIDERATIONS
A. What are the compelling reasons for you to stay or move this year?
B. What accessibility issues or medical issues should the Cabinet keep in mind in the appointive
C. Please indicate types of appointments in which you have interest.
(Check all categories that apply.)
1. Lead pastor on multiple staff Yes No
2. Associate on multiple staff Yes No
3. Size/type of parish
(Check as many as desired and indicate experience/training.)
a. Rural larger parish Yes No
b. Large urban setting Yes No
c. Suburban setting Yes No
d. Town (county seat) Yes No
e. Rural single/multi point Yes No
f. New church start Yes No
g. Intentional Interim Ministry Yes No
D. If you are within five years of retirement, what is your projected year of retirement?
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