I’ve led worship at two funerals so far. It’s never fun to say goodbye to someone, but praising God amid the pain can be tremendously powerful.
Eight months ago I transitioned from worship ministry to become the pastor of a small community church in Southwestern Ontario. In that time, I have conducted funeral services for three different people and those experiences, draining as they were, have had a powerful and formative impact on my life and ministry. I have gained insights that I wish I had known while doing worship ministry, so I offer them to you now in the hope that it will help you as you shepherd at all points in their Christian walk.
Graham lists three things learned from worshiping God as a loved one departs. Powerful lessons here. Check it out.