Death of a Spouse - Word Document [Download]
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Format: Word Document
Vendor: Christianity Today
Publication Date: 2007

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Losing a spouse to death is one of saddest, most traumatic events in any person's life. This training guide is designed to help your church respond to this situation with grace, hope, and sensitivity, and with the practical tools necessary to offer tangible help.
Use these articles to develop empathy in your caregivers, a plan for reaching grieving widows and widowers, and to guide the reframing of life that occurs after profound loss. Here you will also find practical guidance on structuring a ministry, what not to say, and how to prepare your congregation for death.

This Training Pack contains all of the following:

Title: A Quick Guide For Action
Deck: Key points for caregiving ministry.

Title: An Empathetic Approach to Grief
Deck: Help people with transition, acceptance, and confirmation of their faith.
Author: Paul Walker

Title: Grief Aftercare
Deck: Care begins before the funeral and continues during the following months.
Author: Kevin Ruffcorn

Title: The First Moments
Deck: How to break the news and deal with the initial shock and grief after death.
Author: James D. Berkley

Title: Preparing the Congregation for Death
Deck: Church grief happens best within a sound theology of the end of life and the life to come.
Author: Rick McKinniss

Title: A Plan for Pastoral Care
Deck: Knowing what to do and when are the keys to caregiving after the deathof a spouse.
Author: Rachel Nafziger Hartzler

Title: Helping the Bereaved Make the Right Choices
Deck: The surviving spouse often needs help making the right decision at the right time.
Author: Randall K. Barton

Title: Words to Avoid
Deck: The wrong words can add unnecessary pain to those already hurt.
Author: Rachel Nafziger Hartzler

Title: Long-Term Recovery
Deck: These behaviors and attitudes are clues that a person has moved ahead.
Author: Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert C. DeVries

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