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.
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 DeathWhen Visiting in the HomeSchedulingDuring the Funeral Home VisitDuring the ServiceWhen Concluding the ServiceAt the GravesitePart 2 includes twenty-three full-length funeral messages (4-8 pages each) for different situations including the following:Sudden unexpected deathOne who battled a long illnessA military person of faithA childA studentA godly wife, mother, or womanThis is a much-needed manual for pastors, ministers, and laymen alike who are called on to minister in funeral and memorial services.