Posts by Jerrie Barber

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...

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...

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