Posts by Jerrie Barber

Evaluation

After an interim church has announced the new preacher and his arrival date, I go into the goodbye and evaluation...

10 Years in Interim Ministry

Joe Walker, one of the elders at Eddyville, Kentucky, called me in May 2006. He asked if I would consider...

Leaving an Interim Church

Someone, in one of our interim congregations, asked Gail, “Doesn’t it hurt when you have to leave a church after...

Learning from Previous Shepherds

In one interim congregation, I met an unusual number of men who had served as elders. Some were still in...

Timeline

Before we decide where we want to go,  we need to know where we are. How big is the congregation?...

Introduction to this Church and Our Community

The first task of the search committee isn’t to hire this great preacher. The main goal of the great preacher...

Interim Ministry Workshop

What do you plan to do for the rest of your life? How will you use the wisdom you have...

Self-Study Survey

Most Christians have an idea of the characteristics of the preacher they’d like to have. If the last preacher was...

Between Preachers Has Completed a Year!

Thank you for your encouragement during this first year of Between Preachers blog. Your reading, “liking” on Facebook, commenting, and...

Transition Monitoring Team

In my first interim, the elders asked for help with communication. They said, “Members won’t tell us what they’re thinking.”...

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