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The Sunday after the Funeral

by Timothy S. Thompson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/31/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781973696711
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781973696704
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781973696728

About the Book

Tim Thompson invites you to journey with him in exploring a dimension of ministry that has been sparsely addressed in main stream scholarship. Following inumerable experiences in dealing with traumatic situations as a local pastor, a clinical chaplain and a military chaplain, Reverend Thompson has aquired hard learned lessons along the way. Some readers are currently serving as pastors and have experienced traumatic situations themselves. Others, however, may not have dealt with such situations, but know someone who has had to deal with traumas as a pastor or a chaplain. Envision yourslef as a pastor of a local church, say a mid-size congregation in a semi-rural context. The sun rises, announcing the dawn of another day. It feels like just another day until it is rudely interrupted by the news that a member of your church has died tragically. As the pastor, you join with a grieving family, reeling from shock and confusion to organize the funeral. The funeral is well attended. You have planned and executed a memorial service in which the deceased is honored and the family is nutured. A few days later, you contemplate what to say on the Sunday after the funeral. Anticipating a congregation dealing with a wide range of of emotions from saddness to confusion to anger, you prepare for an unprecedented challenge. As you pour over scripture, seeking God for His divine intervention in that moment, perplexing questions course through your thoughts.”What do I say?” Where do I start?” Should I address this event at all or should I face it head on?” These are only few questions with many more racing through your mind. Reverend Thompson has engaged in intense literary research and enlisted the experiences from other pastors to assist you for when these dreaded events occur.

About the Author

Tim Thompson has served the Lord as a minister of the gospel for over 3o years. A retired Army chaplain and veteran, Reverend Thompson brings years of experience as a local pastor, clinical chaplain and prison chaplain. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral counseling from Southeastern University, Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry with a concentration in Expositional Preaching from Columbia International University.He is Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains, Endorsed by the North American Mission Board and member of the South Carolina Society of Chaplains. Tim Thompson, his wife, Tamra and son, Michael currently reside in South Carolina.