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.
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.