• A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals and Other Occasions

    A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals and Other Occasions
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    Price: $23.99

    ISBN: 9780825446658

    Edition: February 22, 2022

    Pages: 456

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 (inch.)

    Publication date: February 22, 2022

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Ministry

    Category: Preaching

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    A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals and Other Occasions

    Revised and Updated

    Guidance, advice, and ready-to-use sermons and services for the busy pastor

    Weddings and funerals are some of the most meaningful events in people’s lives, and also some of the most challenging for the pastor to perform. Written with the needs of the busy pastor in mind, this popular and newly updated handbook includes everything necessary to conduct a variety of
    weddings and funerals, along with other common events such as Communion, baptisms, dedications, and ordinations.

    Helpful aids for weddings include services, vow renewals, messages, prayers, guidelines for vows, information on marriage laws, and, new in this edition, a service and message for second marriages. Guidance for funerals covers orders of service, quotations and reflections, and eulogies for a variety of circumstances, incorporating those with evangelistic appeal, untimely deaths, and suicide. New to this edition are funerals for service members, victims of violence, accidental deaths, cancer, and community tragedies.

    Additional new resources include blessing services for a home or special event and guidance for speaking at fraternal organizations.

    Pastors of all denominations will benefit from the services, advice, and resources in this sought-after handbook.
    Author: Aubrey Malphurs
    Aubrey Malphurs (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the president of Malphurs Group, a church consulting firm, and the author of over a dozen books, including Ministry Nuts and Bolts.
    Keith Willhite (1958–2003) was chairman and professor of pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary. His other works include Preaching with Relevance.
    Contributor:
    Dennis Hillman (MDiv, Dallas Theological Seminary) has served as a pastor, not-for-profit board member, and as a publishing executive.