Pastors are constantly looking for sparks of inspiration for preaching and for personal spiritual growth. Dr. Tom Barnard has been providing those sparks with his timely and encouraging writings in "Tuesday Mornings." These weekly epistles, free to all subscribers, have reached around the world and have been a great source of blessing to both lay and clergy readers. It is my pleasure to endorse and provide past issues of Dr. Barnard’s writings here on the SNU Church Relations web site. If you do not know Dr. Barnard – take a moment to read the brief biographical information and listen to his heart in every edition of "Tuesday Mornings." I guarantee you will find great seeds for sermons and nourishing refreshment for your own soul.
Terry N. Toler
Vice President for University Advancement & Church Relations
Dr. Tom Barnard is a career educator/administrator and minister. In 2001 he retired from his position as vice president for institutional advancement at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, and relocated to Oklahoma City, where he and his wife now live.
Between 1966 and 2001 he served as professor of religion and senior-level administrator at two Christian colleges—Southern Nazarene University and Eastern Nazarene College. Prior to the start of his career in higher education, Tom served in multiple-staff positions at churches in Southern California and Oklahoma.
Tom is a native Californian. He holds degrees from Point Loma Nazarene University, Southern Nazarene University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Oklahoma State University. His doctoral work at OSU was in Higher Education Administration. In 1989 he did post-doctoral work at Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management.
Dr. Barnard is an author of two books dealing with adult Christian education, and he contributed to three other books in Christian education. He has also been a writer and biblical expositor for adult Sunday school materials for the Church of the Nazarene.
In his position as vice president for institutional advancement he was responsible for maintaining relationships with more than 600 pastors and churches in the northeast. During those years he also coordinated on-campus programs in ministerial support for pastors on his region.
In 2003 Barnard began writing a weekly electronic newsletter that he entitled, “Tuesday Mornings.” Beginning with about 100 recipients, his “Tuesday Mornings” newsletters are currently read by more than 1,300 recipients in ten world areas. Lay leaders as well as clergy find “Tuesday Mornings” to be a source of encouragement as well as an excellent resource for teaching, preaching, and counseling.
Tom and his wife, Madelyn, are parents of two adult children and grandparents of three teenagers, two of whom live in Maine and the third in the Dallas area.