Upon My Death
By Scott Hughes
Grief is hard. Planning the funeral of a loved one is an emotionally demanding experience. As Christians, we face death with the hope of resurrection and life eternal. One way to express our love to those we leave behind is by easing some of their burden through sharing our last wishes and desires.
The Rev. Grady Mosley, a pastor for 37 years in the North Georgia Conference, has written a resource to help people give guidance and instructions to their loved ones about their wishes after their deaths. This resource, though not to be confused with a will or power of attorney, can be a gift to our loved ones by clearly expressing our desires. Although the topic of death can be uncomfortable, this resource can help begin the conversation about such necessary topics as burial and the funeral service.
This resource, as of March 2019, is in its first edition. A second edition is scheduled to come out soon.
Scott Hughes is the Executive Director of Congregational Vitality & Intentional Discipleship, Elder in the North Georgia Conference, M.Div. Asbury Theological Seminary, D. Min. Southern Methodist University, co-host of the Small Groups in the Wesleyan Way podcast, creator of the Courageous Conversations project, and facilitator of the How to Start Small Groups teaching series.