A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings and Funerals

A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings and Funerals

by Aubrey Malphurs
     
 

Weddings and funerals, like few other occasions, offer pastors the opportunity to give direction and encouragement to individuals when their hearts are more open to God . . . and to those individuals attending these events who may otherwise never hear God's message. This handbook, a compilation of tested ideas and resources by pastors, provides just the tool pastors… See more details below

Overview

Weddings and funerals, like few other occasions, offer pastors the opportunity to give direction and encouragement to individuals when their hearts are more open to God . . . and to those individuals attending these events who may otherwise never hear God's message. This handbook, a compilation of tested ideas and resources by pastors, provides just the tool pastors need—young pastors will appreciate the advice of experienced ministers to help them get started, and veteran pastors will benefit from fresh ideas that add meaning to services they've performed dozens of times. Includes difficult situations like the death of a child and second marriages.

Editorial Reviews

Creator Magazine
Only one thought came to mind in reading this book: How could I do ministry without it? The scope of the volume is enormous, but the content, style, and material is invaluable for anyone in Pastoral Ministry. The wedding materials include everything from wedding service types to Father of the Bride thank you card styles. The funeral materials include materials for every difficult service, such as suicides or children, to an appendix of the best little stories and anecdotes available in one place. This book is a must for the pastor's resource library. It will be a resource you return to again and again.
— Jan Armstrong
JETS
. . . A large number of contributors brings richness and variety and allows the thoughtful pastor to find much help from a resource like this one.
From the Lectionary
. . . A valuable tool for busy pastors. The volume is edited by Aubrey Malphurs and Keith Willhite.
2ProphetU
A solid resource to have on your shelves as a pastor or minister.
Southern California Christian Times
This creative and eclectic book. . . will be a great addition to the pastor's or officiant's library.
The Critical Review
This work may be one of the most useful and helpful resources available for pastors, ministers, and preachers.
churchgrowth.org
Use this compilation of tested ideas and resources to freshen your approachand provide guidance in a pinch.
www.churchgrowth.org
Use this compilation of tested ideas and resources to freshen your approachÖand provide guidance in a pinch.
Jets
. . . A large number of contributors brings richness and variety and allows the thoughtful pastor to find much help from a resource like this one.
Creator Magazine - Jan Armstrong
"Only one thought came to mind in reading this book: How could I do ministry without it? The scope of the volume is enormous, but the content, style, and material is invaluable for anyone in Pastoral Ministry. The wedding materials include everything from wedding service types to Father of the Bride thank you card styles. The funeral materials include materials for every difficult service, such as suicides or children, to an appendix of the best little stories and anecdotes available in one place. This book is a must for the pastor's resource library. It will be a resource you return to again and again."

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825431869
Publisher:
Kregel Publications
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
784,538
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >