How can a Pastor become more proficient at serving families during the most difficult crisis of life? In this "hands-on resource tool," you'll find answers to these and other issues with which clergy must be critically aware . . . . . The necessity of the essential Clergy / Funeral Director relationship. . Theodicy: "Where is God in Crisis?" . Building relational bridges and advancing the Kingdom through memorialization. . Establishing confidence through the family visitation. . Imago Dei: How to properly eulogize any individual's life without compromising the Gospel. . What are the Biblical patterns of mourning and memorialization? . What should clergy believe regarding cremation vs. earth burial? . How to conduct "Difficult Services." . Is there a pastoral responsibility in funeral pre-planning? In addition, this Resource Manual contains over 300 tried and tested hymn and poetry entries to be used in the context of memorialization.