Equipping Pastors and Deacons for Bereavement Ministry at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Charlotte, North Carolina
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This project sought to provide equipping in end-of-life and bereavement ministry for pastors and deacons of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Chapter 1 gives the context of ministry at Hickory Grove and the rationale and goals for this project. Chapter 2 shows the biblical directives and responsibilities required to shepherd the flock of God. Chapter 3 examines the historical, contemporary, and practical issues related to the project to guide the training of pastors and deacons for end-of-life and bereavement ministries. Chapter 4 gives a detailed outline of the project, including a timeline. Chapter 5 provides an evaluation of the project and its goals. This project provides the church with the means to faithfully shepherd the flock through the end stages of life and the process of grieving.