Over the years I’ve also found many Christian families welcome the opportunity within a bereavement context to witness to their relatives and friends about the life they, or their loved one, have as followers of Jesus – like telling stories in the funeral service.
Funeral services are a wonderful opportunity to sensitively communicate the hope that can be found in Christ. The bereavement resource is designed as a gentle keepsake that people can take away with them and ponder further. There are lots of ways that a resource like that this can be used:
• An insert in a funeral service order of service
• A resource available from a table in the church foyer
• A gift posted/given to grieving families during pastoral contact
Obviously there is more to presenting the gospel than giving out a piece of paper. People come to faith through relationships and friendship. But sometimes the Holy Spirit also uses tools that plant life-producing seeds in the minds of those He is drawing to Himself, and maybe a resource like this one is something God might use in the hearts and minds of those confronted with the loss of a friend or relative.
If using a resource like this strikes a chord, our suggestion is that your church purchases a reasonably large supply that you have on hand for when the occasion is right. We will always seek to make prompt delivery orders whenever requested, but usually the planning for a funeral event is only a few days and it would be better to have stock on hand rather than rushing an order through.
To order click here (you will be re-directed to Crossover’s ordering site at CRS)
To view the whole resource click here: Bereavement Resource
For ordering purposes, please note Crossover is changing its order and payment system to “up front” and “online” (rather than post or fax), which is in keeping with industry standards and helps reduce our overheads. Payment can be made online via credit card, or if your church has an account with CRS, through their online ordering system. (NB: This resource is developed and owned by Crossover; we are merely utilizing the services of Christian Resource Specialties for payment and delivery systems.)