Insight 233: FaithSoaring Churches Affirm the Power of the Church to Bless Grief
Congregations seeking to transform affirm the power of the church to bless people at various stages of life, and at various events of their lives. Take the congregation who proactively invites people to hold funerals in their church–even non-members. This often provides the opportunity to affirm multiple generations of people, provide a model of grief, and to have serious spiritual dialogue with families at a learning time in their lives.
The death of a family member is a huge hinge point in the life of many people, and causes them to rethink their values and their relationship to the Triune God.