Experienced pastor Henry offers everything a minister needs to prepare for a funeral---from what to do on receiving notification of death to graveside protocol. Features 23 complete messages including services for a child, a suicide victim, a military person, a recent convert, and a special memorial for mothers of aborted children. 196 pages, hardcover from B&H.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 196 Vendor: B&H Books Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 7.50 X 5.50 X 0.50 (inches) ISBN: 0805425756 ISBN-13: 9780805425758 Availability: In Stock
A "must have" for all pastors, this new handbook (5 1/2" wide by 7 3/4" high) will help you as you minister to persons in the critical time of grief. Jim Henry is pastor of a 10,000-member church in Orlando, Florida. He has been a pastor in service for thirty-six years and also served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Part 1 includes guidelines in seven vital areas of grief ministry including, what to do in the following situations: On Receiving Notification of a Death When Visiting in the Home Scheduling During the Funeral Home Visit During the Service When Concluding the Service At the Gravesite Part 2 includes twenty-three full-length funeral messages (4-8 pages each) for different situations including the following: Sudden unexpected death One who battled a long illness A military person of faith A child A student A godly wife, mother, or woman This is a much-needed manual for pastors, ministers, and laymen alike who are called on to minister in funeral and memorial services.