You can plan for sermons, leadership council meetings, and outreach events. But you can’t plan for death. In fact, it often snatches you away from those other pastoral duties.
When death arrives what are your pastoral care responsibilities?
This and other questions are what Croft and Newton answer in their practical guide, Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals. They aim to help you shape these experiences so that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the primary purpose and focus.
And it all begins at the beginning when your people are hurting most.
Read the excerpt below to better grasp the six primary areas of responsibility you need to consider leading up to the funeral. Because as they write, “The responsibility for the pastoral care of the family belongs to you.”