Posts by Jerrie Barber

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...

Why Have an Intentional Interim? Why Not “Get on with the Lord’s Work”?

The preacher has been at the congregation for several years and is leaving. It may be he is: Moving to...

Between Preachers: You Can Grow Through Interim Ministry — PUBLISHED!

When I started working with churches between preachers nearly thirteen years ago, several people, said, “You should write a book...

Would I Like to Work as an Interim Preacher?

Several years ago a friend called and asked, “Do you think I’d enjoy being an interim preacher?”. My answer: “If...

What Is the Purpose of Your Preacher Search…

Question asked of me on Facebook last week: “When elders/churches/search committees are looking for their next preacher, do they have...

What on Earth Are You Doing for Heaven’s Sake?

Recently, I visited with a preacher. He told me about a class they had for new members — whether by...

10 Leadership Ideas

Recently, I participated in a leadership workshop at Spring Meadows church in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Dale Jenkins asked me to...

First Response to Criticism…Listen

What is your first response to criticism? My aim is to listen to criticism and not respond immediately. If I decide...

Helping Your New Preacher Have a Great First Sunday

You’ve been through your last preacher leaving, a long and successful search for a new preacher, and now you’re ready...

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