Posts by Jerrie Barber

Preacher Search — Interviews

The search team has read recommendations and resumes. They’ve sorted their first impressions into A, B, and C categories. It’s...

Interim Ministry Workshop

Front Row: Alisa Leonard, Susan Sandefur Back Row: Roger Leonard, Dean Miller, Ron Sandefur. We had an elder and wife, a...

Search Team Training

How do you suggest searching for a preacher that will be blessed by and a blessing to this congregation at...

The Search 1

It’s time to look for the next preacher. Who’ll have a part in the search and selection? How will the...

Preaching During the Interim…Workshops and Closing

My general practice is to present a workshop once a month on Sunday night. The workshop rules: They are very...

Preaching During the Interim…Church Problems

After nine sermons: two introductions and a series on discipleship from Luke 9:23, I preach a first principle sermon on...

Preaching During the Interim…Beginning

The aim of this blog (and I hope book) is to tell how I do interim ministry. There’s a better...

Evaluation

After an interim church has announced the new preacher and his arrival date, I go into the goodbye and evaluation...

10 Years in Interim Ministry

Joe Walker, one of the elders at Eddyville, Kentucky, called me in May 2006. He asked if I would consider...

Leaving an Interim Church

Someone, in one of our interim congregations, asked Gail, “Doesn’t it hurt when you have to leave a church after...

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