The Bereavement Ministry Program

The Bereavement Ministry Program


Author: Nelson, Jan and Aaker, David
Publisher: Ave Maria
ISBN: 9781594711923
Format: Ringbound/Spiral
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Parish-proven and customisable for diverse audiences, The Bereavement Ministry Program provides everything needed to begin and nurture a church-based program of bereavement care for individuals and families. Benefit from the wisdom, sensitivity, and expertise of Jan Nelson and David Aaker in meeting the needs of those in your communities who experience loss.

The new and repackaged version of this program now includes a searchable CD-ROM containing the letters and resources that are the trademark of this program. The content has been updated to include current resource lists of recommended reading and national grief support networks. Additionally, bereavement ministers are provided with extensive practical advice on managing stress, getting enough sleep and exercise, prayer, journaling, and other healthy grieving practices.

Jan Nelson, Author

Jan Nelson has served in clinical, educational, and church settings and holds a Master’s degree in Human Development. She founded and is Executive Director of a community healing center in Fargo, North Dakota called HeartSprings. She lives in Fargo with her husband and has two children.


David Aaker, Author

David A. Aaker brings a broad spectrum of personal and professional training, including grief counseling, hospital chaplaincy, and pastoral ministry, to his book The Bereavement Ministry Program: A Comprehensive Guide for Churches, cowritten with Jan Nelson. He is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Le Center, Minnesota. He and his wife have five children.


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