How can churches run The Bereavement Journey course?

“Running The Bereavement Journey course, online or face to face, is easy.”

Everything churches need is available, including a Leader’s Guide (including Online Leaders’ guide), branded publicity materials, registration and feedback forms, sample communications and training.

All churches need to do is:

*gather a team (a course host, a technical host if running online, as many people as possible to facilitate discussion groups – and, where possible, a trained counsellor for oversight)

*purchase the course pack (only £25 from

*direct the team to the online training appropriate to them (see here)

*advertise the course to the bereaved in the locality (also possible through The Bereavement Journey website and the signposting website for the bereaved).

No knowledge is needed – whether in supporting the bereaved or in managing the technology.  All training and support is available including:

  • Bereavement Care Awareness (webinar for teams)
  • Team Briefing (recording of HTB’s own briefing for the team)
  • Opportunity to help on HTB’s online course team (for insight and experience).
  • Technical training (recorded and bespoke for those willing to give it a go – it’s not hard)
  • Bereavement Friendly Church (church leaders’ webinar to ensure church is accessible to the bereaved)
  • Association of Christian Counsellors help in finding a counsellor for the team.

For more information contact: