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CFTROU 0143B9: Navigating Grief

The COVID-19 pandemic has been traumatic for everyone, and many of us are grieving. Joining us today to talk about dealing with grief, is Church For The Rest of Us’s very own Kevin Mahoney. As our resident grief counselor, Kevin takes us through his personal experience of losing loved ones, and how through this, he found God. He discusses his own search for a Jesus-centered grief counseling program, and how the GriefShare program works. From people dealing with grief, to pastors and church leaders searching for a program to help their community, GriefShare can help you. Not only does Kevin provide us with the tools to support each other, but he also teaches us how to talk to those who are grieving, and what you need to do to get from one day to the next. Tune in to this episode to equip yourself to give people the hope that they need.

Key Points:

  • An introduction to Kevin Mahoney: pastor, pilot, financial account manager, husband, father, grandfather, and grief counselor.

  • Kevin’s personal experience with grief.

  • What to say to those who are grieving.

  • How the loss of Kevin’s first-born son led him to God.

  • Finding a Jesus-centered grief program: GriefShare.

  • A breakdown of the GriefShare program.

  • How GriefShare brings people together, and to God.

  • Some advice for pastors and church leaders on how to counsel those who are grieving. 

  • Why it’s so important to look after yourself physically as well as spiritually when grieving.  

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