DEATH & DYING–some resources for you

In our ministries and in our lives we face the reality of death and dying. These seasons are a special space for God to do work in people’s lives. At our November 12, 2019 Grace Leaders Network Gathering, Dr. Don Shoemaker gave a short presentation on the topic with a Q & A conversation which followed.

PRESENTATION: by Dr. Don Shoemaker
(21 minutes and 35 seconds and 8 MB)

Question & Answer Time: with Don and Others Contributing (17 minutes and 51 seconds and 7 MB)

Notes & Handouts (PDF) to Download ( 14 pages approx 2 MB)

Thanks to our hosts at Norwalk Grace Brethren Church for recording these times and to Don for consenting to let us share his good work.

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Dr. Don Shoemaker

Our presenter, Dr. Don Shoemaker has been a minister for almost 50 years and was the senior pastor at Grace Seal Beach from 1984-2012. A graduate of Grace Seminary (M.Div.), Fuller Seminary (Th.M.), and American Baptist Seminary (D.Min.), Don brings his wise and friendly personality into his ministry here at Grace and as Senior Chaplain of the Seal Beach Police Department. Prior to serving at Grace, he was on the biblical studies faculty at Biola University. He has been married to Mary for over 50 years, and they have two adult children and six grandchildren. You can see more about Don online at