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Elders Matrix

SKILLS MATRIX ASSESSMENT

This matrix is a tool for establishing any current skill gaps in the Eldership. Each elder will rate the other elders including themselves using this form. Ratings will be kept anonymous. The final averages per skill for the Eldership as well as each elder will be collated and presented at an Elders meeting.


Please rate the following for each elder (including yourself) using the number key below.

1  = Poor
2 = Below Average
3 = Average
4 = Good
5 = Excellent

 

GOVERANCE

DESCRIPTOR: The core spiritual and oversight responsibilities of the Eldership as distinct from the management team. Elders should display relevant expertise and experience for the benefit of the Eldership and oversight of the Church.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

DESCRIPTOR: The Eldership should be equipped to develop, execute, and monitor plans that take into consideration: 1. the Church’s mission; 2. external opportunities and threats; 3. current and emerging trends; 4. key church distinctives, strengths and weaknesses; and 5. stakeholder needs.

IDENTIFYING RISK

DESCRIPTOR: The Eldership should be able to identify and mitigate potential business and reputation risks that could threaten the Church’s strategy and mission. This may include experience or knowledge of auditing practices and compliance measures.

ACCOUNTANCY

DESCRIPTOR: Understanding of the basic principles of accounting and the implications of their actions on finances.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

DESCRIPTOR: Ability to interpret financial documents and trends to assess the financial viability of the Church

HUMAN RESOURCES

DESCRIPTOR: Understands how to build and manage key relationships; Understands best practices in engagement, retention, remuneration, accountability, succession planning, and performance management issues.

ADULT EDUCATION

DESCRIPTOR: Experience in the adult education/training sphere and what is required for the effective running of a training enterprise.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

DESCRIPTOR: Lead results-oriented teams and manage complex projects, leveraging information technology, planning and measuring performance, and allocating resources to achieve outcomes.

OPERATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT

DESCRIPTOR: Ability to provide oversight of policies through an understanding of best practices in safety, security, and child safety.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

DESCRIPTOR: Understands best practices and trends in brand management and public relations.

LAW

DESCRIPTOR: Understands governance and compliance related legal principles and processes.

LEGISLATION/REGULATION ANALYSIS

DESCRIPTOR: Understands legislation and regulations and can distil the implications for the organisation

CHARITIES/NFP SECTOR

DESCRIPTOR: General overall knowledge of charities and not-for-profit management and oversight

BIBLICAL CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW

DESCRIPTOR: Understand all worldviews in comparison to the CWV and their impact on the Church operations and serving the local community.

PASTORAL CARE

DESCRIPTOR: Understand the foundations of pastoral care and growing people

PROPHETIC INSIGHT

DESCRIPTOR: Sensitivity to and understanding of work of the Holy Spirit’s in leading in guiding Church direction.

THEOLOGICAL EXPERTISE

DESCRIPTOR: Competency in knowing and teaching Biblical exegesis, doctrine etc.

KEY QUESTION

DESCRIPTOR: “In general does each elder have the skills and competence to address the strategy of the organisation?”