Posts by Jerrie Barber

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...

Starting and Maintaining a Monthly Workshop

From my first full-time work in Yorkville, Tennessee in 1967, I’ve had the opportunity to attend a workshop once a...

Would You Consider Being the Next Full-Time Preacher?

I received this question: Do churches ever want you to stay and be the next full-time preacher? Good question. The...

Developing a Helpful Working Agreement

Should there be elder-preacher working agreements? Aren’t we Christians? Aren’t we honest? If so, why should we have to think...

How Does an Interim Help a Church Find a Good Preacher?

Brethren ask, “If you work with us as an interim minister, will you help us find a good preacher?”. My...

Covid-19: What Are You Learning From That?

Gail and I went to P. F. Chang’s Saturday, March 14. It was different. Few people were there. They were...

Why Have an Intentional Interim? Why Not “Get on with the Lord’s Work”?

The preacher has been at the congregation for several years and is leaving. It may be he is: Moving to...

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