Mutual Ministry Reviews and Performance Reviews are two separate, but related, processes.
The mutual ministry review is designed to occur after the first six months of a new ministry and annually thereafter. The purpose of the mutual ministry review is to examine the partnership between clergy and laity. It is designed to assess how the parish is doing. It is a time to celebrate what has been done well and to understand what might be done better.
A performance review may be defined as a periodic review of an individual’s performance in an assigned position, measured against defined job duties. The aim of a performance review is to clarify job responsibilities and job expectations.