Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Bruce Hartung

Scripture References in this Resource

Genesis 3:19; 1 Kings 17:21; Acts 7:59; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Ephesians 2:1; Ephesians 2:4; 5; James 1:15; John 3:36; Luke 12:20; Luke 20:38; Luke 23:43; Matthew 27:50; Matthew 3:7-12; Philippians 1:23-24; Psalm 16:11; Psalm 23:6; Psalm 48:14; Psalm 49:15; Psalm 73:26; Revelation 14:13; Revelation 20:14; 15; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23


The death of a loved one impacts the grieving emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually. Interviews were conducted with members of the congregation experiencing loss to ascertain insights into the grieving process as well as pastoral and congregational acts deemed significantly helpful. Findings reveal both pastor and congregation have much to offer the grieving. A pastoral and congregational guide will help focus these offerings.

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