Interim Ministry Workshop
You know how to preach. You know how to work with elders, deacons, and members. How do you effectively use what you’ve learned to help churches wander through the wilderness of transition and/or conflict, grow spiritually, and enjoy blessings for decades to come?
This will be the nuts and bolts of how to get started and proceed in helping churches between preachers: getting a clear agreement about what you will and will not do, how to begin, what to preach, learning about the congregation, what books and files to take, where to live, and things I haven’t thought about.
I expect every person attending this workshop to read every blog post in Between Preachers: www.jerriebarber.com and other material. We’ll spend most of our time talking, interacting, and practicing how to respond in critical situations.
September 21–23, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 22, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23, 8:00 a.m.-noon
Charlotte Heights Church of Christ
Leading the workshop:
Jerrie Barber, active interim minister for the past 10 years
Speaking to the ladies and answering questions about the wives of interim ministers:
Gail Barber, wife and co-worker in interim ministry
- How do you handle moving every eighteen months?
- What do you do with your house in Nashville?
- How much do you do in the church where you and Jerrie are working?
The concepts we’ll discuss is good training for any preacher and his wife. Gail and I had an introduction course in 1996. We went through Interim Ministry Network training in 1998-1999, seven years before I started interim ministry. I took a refresher course in March 2007, before starting ministry in May of that year. The training and what I learned helped during those last years of full-time ministry.
Preachers wives are encouraged but not required to attend this workshop. Gail and I went for training together.
Preparation for Workshop
Reading before September 21:
- All blog posts: Between Preachers
- Transitions, by William Bridges
- When to Leave…Before You Go, by Wade Hodges