MDR - Ministerial Development Review
A brand new initiative for the encouragement and development of Methodist Ministers...
Ministerial Development Review is a development review process that supports ministers both to grow in their ministry and to contribute to circuits and districts in their mission. It does so by providing a framework for ministers to engage in reflective practice in the context of their current appointment and by enabling and encouraging discussion, development and growth.
Ministerial Development Review applies to all ministers (deacons and presbyters) in a circuit appointment or district appointment, and to all district chairs. It also applies to every minister who has entered into an agreement with a circuit to undertake pastoral responsibility in one or more local church.
The District MDR Team has also developed some helpful resources including Preparation Evenings 2012 - book in here
Document to Support Reflective Practice (Word Document, 69 KB)
Discussion Points for MDR Meeting (Word Document, 88 KB)
A Guide to Ministerial Development Review is designed to help all participants to get the most out of the process. It comprises four books, each of which can be downloaded below. Book One is also available in a large print version.
• Book One - PDF
Book Two considers those aspects of ministry which may provide a focus for ongoing reflection as part of Ministerial Development Review, with specific suggestions for deacons, presbyters, superintendents and district chairs respectively.
Book Three provides practical guidance about the review meeting. It sets out the roles and responsibilities of the participants and outlines the preparation required for the review meeting, including the gathering and sharing of feedback. There are some suggestions about how to conduct the review meeting, and how to identify hopes, goals and areas for learning and development. This book also offers guidance about recording the key outcomes of the review meeting, and includes report templates.
Book Four provides background material. It looks at some of the skills and best practice which will support Ministerial Development Review and help to enable positive experiences for all participants.
Within the Guide are various templates for use in reflecting on and reviewing ministry and for recording the outcomes of the Ministerial Development Review meeting. These can be downloaded in MS Word format below:
Book 2 Template 1 Areas for reflection during Ministerial Development Review
Book 3 Template 1 Questions and topics for those providing feedback
Book 3 Template 2 Hopes and goals
Book 3 Template 3 Areas for learning and development
Book 3 Template 4 Points for action regarding the wider context