In the U.S., a person dies every 12 seconds. That person may have been someone’s grandfather, sister, high school teacher, or best friend. Inevitably, they’ll leave behind a hurting family, a devastated community, or a grieving congregation—people looking for support, assurance, and hope.
Despite its inescapability, we live in a culture that is uncomfortable with death. The most common reactions to grieving people are mixed and rarely helpful—from “they’re in a better place now” to “it’s time to move on.”
In moments of shared grief, how will you respond?
What You’ll Learn
- The reality of grief in everyday life—even when we try to avoid it
- Key differences between grief and mourning
- Using coaching skills as a way of ministering
- The importance of story in the bereavement process
- How to provide space and time for mourning without becoming disconnected
- What creating an “End of Life Safe” church is all about
This workshop will help you cultivate community by improving your skills in deep listening, pastoral care, and the formation of life-giving relationships even in difficult circumstances.
How it Works
Join our host, Dr. Don Eisenhauer, and an engaged learning cohort of fellow faith leaders live and online!
Participate in 4 one-hour webcast sessions
Be there each of the first four Tuesdays in March as Dr. Eisenhauer helps you explore a deeper understanding of what grief, mourning, and ministering to people who have lost is all about.
Sharpen your skills within a safe context
Throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to discuss and apply what you’re learning in order to prepare for real-life situations.
Develop meaningful connections
Grief is heavy, and you need a group of peers you can lean on when that weight becomes too much to bear alone. This course is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded leaders that have shared the same experience and can be there for you.