Posts by Jerrie Barber

Is the Preacher a Member of the Congregation? When do he and his family “place membership”? Do they do it like other people or do they get a special pass?

I was in my third full-time work as a preacher. It occurred to me that I’d never “placed membership” with...

”Have you ever choked on a criticism sandwich?”

A friend asked this question recently: “Have you ever choked on a criticism sandwich?”. He’d heard my criticism workshop: Criticism Rule....

Physical exercise has some value (1 Timothy 4:8, GNB)

Financial advisors tell us the advantages of investing early: compound interest works better over time. I think the same principle...

Digital Tools for Today’s Shepherds

Since March 1985, I’ve been blessed by using a computer to help me in my work as a preacher. It’s...

Books I Have Found Helpful

Often I’m asked to provide a list of books I’ve found helpful. I’m glad to do this. Let’s start with...

It is Finished: a transition from paper to digital illustration files

February 5, 2021 brought the end of a seven and a half year process. I bought a new scanner July...

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...

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