This is the draft evaluation form for my internship committee to use when I preach. Please share your thoughts on this form, on what you look for in a sermon, on how you evaluate someone’s preaching.
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Intern Sermon Evaluation Form
St John’s By the Gas Station
Sunday in Church Year:
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What Good News did the preacher proclaim?
Was the topic/content of the sermon relevant to you and/or
to the congregation? If so, how?
Did the sermon do any of the following?
- Engage your intellect
- Stir your emotions
- Inspire you to action
How were biblical texts used in the sermon?
How were other elements of worship – church season,
sacraments, liturgy, hymns – used in the sermon?
How did the preacher move from the biblical text (and/or church
season, sacraments, liturgy, hymns) to our present situation?
What was the balance between:
- biblical text (and/or church season, sacraments, liturgy, hymns)
- personal experience/perspective/insight of preacher
- larger world (literature, film, television, newspaper, society, etc)?
Evaluate the sermon’s delivery (scale of 1-5, 1 being the lowest, five the highest)
- facial and bodily expression of preacher
Please note any major strengths and weaknesses of the sermon