Posts by Jerrie Barber

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...

What Do You Expect of Your Preacher’s Wife and Children?

The honeymoon ends when unexpressed expectations start being expressed and expected. That can come when criticisms start because of the...

Intern Program

How does a preacher, youth minister, or another person who plans to serve full or part-time get practical experience? I...

How Do You Fire Someone Without Surprising Him?

The most painful day in my fifty-eight years of ministry was December 19, 1976. (See:  The Best Day to Fire...

What Do I Do First Today?

Where do I need to start this morning? What are some things I want to do every day as a...

Why Preachers and Elders May Sabotage Church Growth

I received a link to an interesting article from an elder friend, Glenn Holland: https://churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/354846-the-rancher-shepherd-divide.html?utm This started my thinking for...

I’ve Been Approached by Another Church…

Your phone rings. Someone says, “Hello, I’m John Doe, an elder of Anytown church. We’re looking for our next preacher....

To Leave or Not to Leave…That Is the Question

Some of the most troubling times in my ministry was when I was questioning about leaving a church or when...

When Does a Preacher Decide to Leave?

How does a preacher make the decision to leave the congregation where he’s working and move to another? Here’s the...

How Do You Prepare Leaders for Major Disruption?

A message I received: “Jerrie, how do you…1. Convince church leaders to study, consider the process in advance (prior to...

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