The Leader Guide includes session plan outlines for eight group sessions to assist leaders in forming and sustaining grief ministry groups. In addition, leaders will find step-by-step instructions to guide them through the group session process and tips for launching, planning, and facilitating a successful group experience. There are also suggestions for creating a group to serve several churches or community programs. Also included are self-care suggestions for leaders for their own spiritual preparation before each group session.
A source of comfort for anyone who has ever grieved the death of a spouse and asked "Why?"
Julie Yarbrough is a native of Dallas, Texas, and the author of the grief ministry program Beyond the Broken Heart: A Journey Through Grief and the book Inside the Broken Heart. Inspired by her personal experience after the death of her husband, Dr. Leighton Farrell, senior minister at Highland Park United Methodist Church for many years, Julie established a support group for widows and widowers and began writing articles and books for persons who are grieving. She also is the author of Peace of Mind: Financial Management for Life, an estate planning guide. With over 30 years' experience in business management, Julie currently serves as president of Yarbrough Investments.
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