Posts by Jerrie Barber

We’re Getting a New Preacher (Church)

I’m moving to a new church,” an excited preacher tells me. “We’re getting a new preacher next week,” say thrilled...

Do I Give Foolish Answers?

Do I Give Foolish Answers?

I noticed an interim or two ago, I usually wait about a year before I begin giving specific suggestions to...

Where Do You Live as an Interim?

People ask about where we live in our interim work. “Do you drive an RV?” We don’t drive an RV....

5 Reasons We Search with Our Eyes Closed

Two questions I received last year: 1) Do preachers call you when they are considering coming to the church where...

Looking for a New Preacher with Old Preacher Present

old preacher will be gone in three months Jerrie, Our present preacher, who has been with us many years, will...

How Do You Put 1st Things 1st and 2nd Things 2nd?

Have I forgotten something? What should I do first? I have more to do than I can do. What can...

Do You Want Your French Fries — Small, Medium, or Large?

The elders of a well-known church wanted to talk with me about working with them. I was in their town...

5 Frequent Problems in Churches

Question by email: If you went to a church that was replacing a problem preacher or a church experiencing problems,...

Questions and Answers about Interim Ministry

A college student interviewed me for a paper in one of his classes. Here is the result: 1. What is...

“We’ll Be Fine When We Get a New Preacher, Elder(s)”

I was sitting with a family during the surgery of a relative. They told me about their new preacher. He...

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