Providing fresh insights for today's pastors, this comprehensive manual will help you plan entire funeral services and minister to those who grieve. It includes customs; etiquette; order of service; Scripture; eulogies; sermon outlines for crisis situations, public servants, and different age groups; poems; illustrations; checklists; committals; sample correspondence; ongoing care and outreach advice; and more. 160 pages, softcover from Beacon Hill.
Personal. Practical. Relational.The Pastor’s Funeral Planner provides busy pastors with fresh insights on conducting funerals. It includes funeral messages, customs, etiquette, eulogies, and order of services. The messages cover a wide range of topics; there are messages for crisis situations, public servants, and different age groups. Practical lists are also included, such as graveside service checklists, committals, illustrations, and poetic readings. This planner goes beyond the typical guide to funerals; it provides how to minister to those who are grieving by teaching how to give resources to grieving families, send correspondence, and how to continue outreach.
An international speaker, best selling author, and compassionate teacher, Stan has authored more than ninety books to date. His books have sold more than three million copies worldwide.Stan served for forty years as a pastor, and was named General Superintendent Emeritus by the Church of the Nazarene. He was vice president of John Maxwell’s Injoy Ministries, has spoken in eighty countries, and shared the platform with speakers including Zig Ziglar, Jerry Lucas, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and Cy Young baseball great R.A. Dickey. Tom Hermiz currently serves as an evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. He has previously served as executive director of the Christian Holiness Association and for 22 years served as president of World Gospel Misison. He and his wife, Ella Mae, live in Marion, Indiana.