My wife and I have spent the last 9+ years serving overseas on 3 different continents. In that time, in addition to more than 100 individual donors, we’ve been financially supported by 5 different churches. It doesn’t take long to realize that there are a wide variety of perspectives held ...
November 07, 2015
Growth is a trigger for church reorganization. Church consultant Jim Barber shares from his experience in working with a variety of growing churches. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
November 05, 2015
Ministry has absolutes! Every job has absolutes. If you’re a teacher, you have to teach. If you’re a banker, you have to bank. If you’re a a baker you have to bake…everything… by 3 AM. Every job has absolutes. Here is the “I Learned These the Hard Way” list of ...
October 30, 2015
Jim Barber shares biblical insight in transitioning decision-making changes. "It's the wisdom of God that allows these changes to come about," he says. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
October 28, 2015
What is that revolting noise? The repetitious blast had me baffled and weary. After slapping at everything on my bedside table aimlessly. Fan. Phone. Book. Repeat. I finally figured it out—it was my alarm. I was exhausted. I needed to go back to sleep. Then a Scripture verse rang through ...
October 20, 2015
Jim Barber emphasizes the importance of discussing the missional strategy of a church before reorganization. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
September 28, 2015
Moral failure. Leaders are expected to be above moral failure. But, if you’re in any type of leadership position, you realize that human nature (sin) exists in the most resilient of leaders. It happens—but does it need to? Whether you’re a store manager or a CEO, leadership expectations overflow from ...
September 23, 2015
Jim Barber discusses important questions to ask when approaching a transition in church governance. Discover what obstacles you may face depending on your church's background. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
September 04, 2015
It’s not an easy road, but once you spend time on it, it’s hard to go back to however you handled problems in the past. The “high road” is the one that shows you’re strong enough not to be buried by circumstance and dispute. A belief in early Scotland ...
August 31, 2015
Jim Barber explains what triggers the need for changes in a church's leadership structure. He also shares how often churches should implement these changes. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
August 31, 2015