This is a much-needed manual for pastors, ministers, and laypersons alike who are called to minister in funeral and memorial services. In Part 1, Henry has compiled guidelines in seven vital areas of grief ministry: 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 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.
Jim Henry is pastor of a 10,000-member church in Orlando. He has been a pastor for over thirty years and served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.