Evaluation tool to assist implementation of the Jesus Communion Mission Vision
The Brisbane Archdiocese has issued a guide to help individuals, groups and parish faith communities assess their progress in the renewal generated by Synod 2003.
A task force of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC) produced the annual self-evaluation questionnaire to assist in reflection on efforts to implement the “Jesus Communion Mission” vision and the nine priorities that flowed from the synod.
The archdiocese’s renewal planning document, “Let Your Light Shine”, which was launched in August, recommended this annual self-evaluation as part of the ongoing review proposed for the implementation of the renewal priorities.
The guide includes an assessment of goals, projects or activities undertaken in 2004 and existing activities in how they relate to the nine priorities.
APC deputy chair Mary Fama said the questionnaire would help people focus on their goals for next year.
“I see it as this is something – and it’s purely voluntary, a planning tool – to let people start thinking in this framework of “Let Your Light Shine,” Ms Fama said.
“I find it heart-warming the way so many deaneries and parishes have got stuck into this and really taken up the challenge the archbishop has thrown out to us.”
Ms Fama said that when the APC task force was working on the “Let Your Light Shine” document it was clear that groups would need help with planning and evaluation tools.
“If we get the evaluation tools right, that will help the planning.”
Ms Fama said the APC was pleased with the progress of renewal.
“Virtually all the deaneries are doing something and a lot of parishes sprang into action early in the year looking at the synod priorities. I think there’s a lot of enthusiasm in the archdiocese.”
The questionnaire can be downloaded from the resources section of
the “Let Your Light Shine” page of the Brisbane archdiocese web
Story by The Catholic Leader
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