Posts by Jerrie Barber

More on Preachers Placing Membership

After the post on Preachers Placing Membership, I received this question from Richard Root: Jerrie, do you think this has changed...

Where Do I Find the Time to Do What I Need to Do?

Some time ago, I was facing a day where I had typical responsibilities: study for sermons and Bible classes, memory,...

”Come Aside . . . and Rest Awhile”: A Preacher’s Sabbatical

I’ve been thankful for the words of Jesus in Mark six for many years: “Then the apostles. gathered to Jesus...

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...

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