Posts by Jerrie Barber

Bible Class Takeover — What Do You Do?

Question This question came from PreacherStuff, an email service from Dr. Dan Williams, DWilliams@Harding.edu: How do you deal with a...

Post-It® Notes for Preaching

Interim Ministry Workshop, Tuesday-Thursday March 12–14, 2024, Heritage Christian University, Florence, Alabama: Click for more information During my first three...

Interim Ministry Workshop, Tuesday-Thursday March 12–14, 2024, Heritage Christian University, Florence, Alabama

Interim Ministry Workshop, Tuesday-Thursday March 12–14, 2024, Heritage Christian University, Florence, Alabama

What do you plan to do for the rest of your life? How will you use the wisdom you gained...

Why Did You Fire the Preacher? To Tell or Not to Tell—That is the Question

Several months ago, I received a call from an elder. “Some of our members are telling the elders we should...

Questions to Ask the Search Committee and Elders

One of the purposes of the interview is to get to know each other. I like a quote from Wade...

Reviews of Interim Ministry of Jerrie and Gail Barber from Pacific, Missouri

What was helpful:Your calm, cool, collective attitudeYour wife’s support. She’s my favoriteYour dedicationContinue to use story lessons in real life...

Interim Between Interims

Gail and I returned to Nashville from Pacific, Missouri, on August 31. We enjoyed our work there, and the brethren...

Paul Smith, A Hardworking Farmer-Preacher

I met Paul Smith at Freed-Hardeman. He came there first in 1935. When I enrolled, Paul returned to finish the...

Who’s Responsible for Elder-Preacher Communication?

One of the most frustrating parts of the “try-out” process has been the failure of elders and/or search committees to...

Facebook Posts to a Fired Preacher Trying Out

I’m a member of some preacher pages on Facebook. One of my brothers struggled through a difficult time for him...

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