When a preacher stays a long time, usually the church doesn't like the next preacher.

I volunteer to be the next preacher they don't like.

During the six to eighteen months Gail and I work with them, they have time to grieve their losses and wisely select their next preacher.

This website describes how we do it.

 

 

 

Between Preachers

Between Preachers — ideas to improve transitions

Jerrie's book about interim ministry

When a preacher stays a long time, usually the church doesn’t like the next preacher. I volunteer to be the next preacher they don’t like. During the six to eighteen months Gail and I work with them, they have time to grieve their losses and wisely select their next preacher. This book describes how we do it.

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Jerrie Barber’s wisdom and experience have brought me through the highs and lows of ministry. Every church leader needs Jerrie Barber and now they are able through his book.

— Andy Walker

Between Preachers Blog Posts

Is Now a Good Time to Invest?

How is your retirement plan during this uneasy time? Did you sell investments to keep from losing money when the...

Why do we have so many liars in the church — even in leadership? Why don’t people do what they promised to do — especially in a written agreement?

I would rephrase the question: Why do many people not do what they promise to do? The best definition of...

My Shortest Full-time Work

You won’t find this on my resumé: About Jerrie Barber. But I was the full-time preacher for a church in...

How Much Insurance Do You Have on Your Classes, Sermons, Pictures, and Records?

Trusted advisors told me to insure what I can’t afford to lose. Through the years I’ve had life insurance, health...

Starting and Maintaining a Monthly Workshop

From my first full-time work in Yorkville, Tennessee in 1967, I’ve had the opportunity to attend a workshop once a...

Would You Consider Being the Next Full-Time Preacher?

I received this question: Do churches ever want you to stay and be the next full-time preacher? Good question. The...

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My Interim Principles

  • I have no desire to be your next full-time preacher. I am an intentional interim. I will be with your while you are selecting your next preacher.

  • We will negotiate an agreement that will be mutually beneficial.

  • The usual working agreement is six to eighteen months.

  • The cost is adjusted to the size of the congregation.

  • The interim time is an opportunity for learning and growing spiritually while you are in transition.

What People Have Said about Interim Ministry

  • Valuable in pulpit & maybe more so in other activities; 
Great leadership training, organization, public speaker, Bible knowledge, fabulous wife, good communicator.
  • Jerry was of great value to our congregation in a time of deep concern for all of us-many of our friends had left us-these things ought not to be in the Lord's church.  In Jno. 17th chapter Jesus prayed for all His children.  Jerry helped us teaching the unity of peace.  It was Christ by his death, the shedding His blood that bought His church-not expressing his opinions or whose fault caused our problems.  May God continue to bless him in his work for the Lord's church.2. Jerrie connects with all ages. 3. His lessons are biblically sound and practical tor issues in the church end everyday life. 4. He is organized. — Mark and Karen West
  • I think that brother Barber and Gail are very very sweet kind and lovable people. He is a terrific preacher and I hate to see them leave. (Excellent Excellent preacher!)