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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Dr. Ken Wilson recommends Between Preachers

I very much endorse your book on leadership training and the Between Preachers Ministry.  I have fond memories of the time you spent with us in a leadership workshop and the value of your credible information on this much-needed ministry.  Your insightful knowledge and expertise in the field of leadership training, along with a “hands-on” presentation, has helped us greatly as elders at the Puyallup Church of Christ. 

— Ken Wilson, Ph.D., President, Agape Counseling Center

Between Preachers Blog Posts

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...

Developing a Helpful Working Agreement

Should there be elder-preacher working agreements? Aren’t we Christians? Aren’t we honest? If so, why should we have to think...

How Does an Interim Help a Church Find a Good Preacher?

Brethren ask, “If you work with us as an interim minister, will you help us find a good preacher?”. My...

Covid-19: What Are You Learning From That?

Gail and I went to P. F. Chang’s Saturday, March 14. It was different. Few people were there. They were...

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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

  • I wasn't so sure about you when you came. But in time I begin to like what you were trying to do. I enjoy your preaching and think you are a great preacher. I think you are a great teacher and how you treat our young people. — Margaret Earnheart.
  • 1. Jerrie and Gail roll up their sleeves and get involved. 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
  • This is one of the best things for us here at Shady Acres. We've been through changing ministers several times through the years and sometimes I feel we rushed into the decision. By having y'all here made the transition so much easier and better. So proud of the work and great lessons we were privileged to hear. Jerrie is one of the most Bible knowledged men I've ever met and had a great way of presenting lessons and preaching. — Gene Hosey