The church is uniquely equipped to care for people at the end of life. But how? Dying men and women have diverse and urgent needs. This training tool will help you establish principles of ministry in the final days and hours of life. Various articles will teach you about home and hospital visits, how to prepare your congregation for death before an illness or injury sets in, and how to minister to families and friends losing a loved one.
This Resource contains all of the following:
How to Shepherd in the Shadow of Death
Pastoral reflections for ministry in a person's last days.
The stages of grief, questioning, and how you should respond.
When Death Is Near
Four steps for healthy ministry and a reminder of what the dying person needs to express.
How to Minister to the Terminally Ill
10 points that should shape your care for those at the end of life.
Sitting with the Dying
One pastor's reflections on bedside ministry at the end of life.
Planning for the Last Days
How to help your congregation prepare spiritually and practically for death.
Options at the End of Life
Caring for a dying loved one can take several forms.
After the Death
Ministry doesn't end when a person dies; if refocuses on those left behind.