Posts by Jerrie Barber

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...

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...

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