The call comes. "Pastor, will you conduct my mother's funeral?" Or, "Please help us--our baby just died." Two to three days' notice offers little time to prepare for the challenges surrounding a funeral. What will you say to the family? How will you conduct the service? Which texts will you read? How will you relate to the funeral director? Most importantly, how will you keep the gospel of Jesus Christ central throughout your ministry to the grieving family and those attending the funeral? Experienced pastors Brian Croft and Phil A. Newton offer readers a concise guide to conducting gospel-centered funerals.