Podcast Episode #242
Discussions on pastors and funerals as well as what to watch for, what to have prepared, and what to avoid.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Know the community traditions related to funerals.
- Don’t just read a script when officiating a funeral. Personalize it if at all possible.
- Have a personal policy of what funerals you will do and whether you will do out of town funerals.
- Know who else will be speaking at a funeral you’re officiating.
- Be prepared to intervene if things go off the rails at a funeral.
- If possible, try to be the last speaker at a funeral to have the ability to share the hope of the resurrection.
The eight key issues regarding funerals that we cover are:
- Decide your parameters for doing funerals.
- Know the traditions of the community.
- Meet with the family to personalize the message.
- Brevity is best.
- The issue of the financial charge.
- Expectations of the family.
- Expect something different.
- Share the gospel in your message.
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