Sermon Evaluation Form Sample
SERMON EVALUATION FORM
These comments were prayerfully prepared by (evaluator’s name)
to help give (preacher) _________________________ a constructive idea as to how his or her sermon on (date)
_______________ was received by its hearers.
Please circle the adjectives, which describe your impressions of this preacher’s manner:
Friendly/caring inspires trust/sincere energetic emotionally charged
quiet knowledgeable/scholarly engaging emotionally subdued
reflective confident powerful/forceful other _____________
gentle motivational responsive to audience other _____________
Did the opening capture your attention? Yes No
Did the introduction touch some need? Yes, Directly Yes, Indirectly No
Did it prepare your thinking for the sermon? Yes No
Additional comments on the Introduction Including Suggested Areas for Improvement:
Did the sermon have one central idea? Yes No
In 10 – 20 words, state the main message of this sermon as you heard it: (e.g. Humility is a key element of modeling
Christ for non-believers.)
Were there any points, which were either unclear or unconvincing to you? Yes (please explain) No
Were there any illustrations which seemed not to fit or not to work? Yes (please explain) No
Were there any transitions that seemed rough or unexpected? Yes (please explain) No
Would you like to comment on any exegetical points? Yes (please explain) No
Additional comments on the Body of the Sermon Including Suggested Areas for Improvement:
Please circle any of the following areas of delivery you would like to bring to the preacher’s attention and either
compliment or constructively critique them.
voice (clarity, variety)
pacing/use of pauses
wording (correctness, grammar, colourfulness)
use of humour
Was the conclusion an effective climax to the sermon? Yes (please explain) No
Was the sermon successful in the following: (helpful comments would be appreciated)
- being relevant and applicable to your life? Yes No
- increasing your knowledge? Yes No
- causing a change in your attitude? Yes No
- likely causing a change in your behavior? Yes No
Did the sermon contain enough creativity and /or personal connectedness to hold your interest for the entire
message? Yes No (Please Comment)
Additional comments on the Conclusion Including Suggested Areas for Improvement:
What aspect of the sermon (e.g. major point, story, or technique) are you most likely to remember the longest?
Overall, I would evaluate this sermon as:
A good effort but the final result still needs some work.
Adequate in most ways. Shows promise.
Adequate in every way. Well done.
Outstanding. Clearly an area of giftedness.