The Death Experience. How can a Pastor become more proficient at serving families during the most difficult crisis of life? In this “hands-on resource tool”, you’ll find answers to these and other issues with which clergy must be critically aware. -The necessity of the essential Clergy/Funeral Director relationship. -Theodicy: “Where is God in Crisis?” – Building relational bridges and advancing the Kingdom through memorialization. -Establishing confidence through the family visitation. -Imago Dei: How to properly eulogize any individual’s life without compromising the Gospel. – What are the Biblical patterns of mourning and memorialization? -What should clergy believe regarding cremation vs. earth burial? -How to conduct “Difficult Services.” – Is there a pastoral responsibility in funeral pre-planning? In addition, this Resource manual contains over 300 tried and tested hymn and poetry entries to be used in the context of memorialization.
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