Instructions for the YFC National Program Self-Review
For the first 8 ministry areas: Prayer Strategy, Planning, Board, Staff, Administration, Funding, Partnerships and Programs, the review process is the same. (The last area: Ministry Models is done differently and will be explained later.)
The major area of ministry is listed at the top of the form. In the first column is a set of sub-categories related to that major ministry. For example, under the major area of “Planning” are the following sub-categories: Planning Process, Board and Staff Involvement, Written Form, Long Range Plan, Operational Plan.
Listed to the right of each sub-category are qualitative criteria that fall in columns with a value of 5 to 1 assigned at the top of each column. For each sub-category, determine which description best fits your ministry and give your ministry the score associated with that qualitative description. For example, if under the sub-category of Board and Staff Involvement under the major area of “Planning”, the qualitative description that best fits your program was, ”Only Staff Plan”, you would award a score of “2” for that sub-category.
The major area of “Programs” is intended to determine how effectively, in an overall sense, all of your ministry models, taken together, achieve the sub-categories of Evangelism, Godliness in lifestyle, etc.
The final major area of “Ministry Model” does not generate a numeric score. Rather, the intent is to help you evaluate each of your ministry models separately, to see to what extent each ministry model accomplishes YFC’s priorities of ministry to young people, and how many staff and volunteers are needed to accomplish that ministry. A separate ministry model form should be completed for each ministry model your National Program uses.
NOTE: Inevitably, because Youth for Christ is such a large and diverse global ministry, there may be portions of this Assessment that will seem to have no contextual bearing on your program. This program has been designed to be both generic and specific, adaptable and pointed. If you cannot score a sub-category because it does not apply in your context, just skip the sub-category, and go on to the next. PLEASE feel free to offer your constructive critiques on how this Self-Review can be made more helpful to you.