Navigating Grief

The course Navigating Grief can help you understand your personal grieving process and learn how to minister to those who are suffering.

Takes approximately 15 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Church, Faith & Everyday Life, Ministry Leadership, and Thinking Theologically

Course Description

How you show up for someone grieving a profound loss, life-altering diagnosis, or unexpected change can be a defining moment in your relationship with them. And while grief is highly personal, it’s also a universal experience. Whether you’re a pastor, ministry leader, or friend, if you’re unsure how to respond well in these challenging situations, don’t despair—you are not alone. The course Navigating Grief can help you understand your personal grieving process and learn how to minister to those who are suffering. Led by Dr. David Wang, an emotional health expert, licensed psychologist, pastor, and editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology, this course offers practical tools to help you “mourn with those who mourn” in a helpful and integrated way. Don’t let uncertainty overwhelm you—learn how to show up for others when they need you most.

This course is the recommended fifth course in the Certificate of Emotional Health in Ministry.

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Meet Your Instructors

David C. Wang

David Wang is a licensed psychologist, pastor, editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology, and serves on the editorial board for the APA journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice. In 2022, he joined Fuller’s faculty as the Cliff and Joyce Penner Chair for the Formation of Emotionally Healthy Leaders.

His research interests include trauma and traumatic stress, spiritual formation and spiritual theology (with special interest in the experience of the spiritual desert), and various topics related to multicultural psychology, peace, and justice.

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