Thank you for your desire to minister to the widow in your church and/or community. In talking with pastors and widows through my ministry, I find that two common threads emerge. Simply put, pastors aren't sure how to go about meeting the needs a widow may have and widows are desperately in need but do not feel comfortable expressing the extent of that need to their church leadership. For that reason, this website offers several tools specifically for pastors as they minister to the widows in their churches.
The Widow Ministry Model Tab offers ideas about what a ministry to widows might look like in today's church culture.
The Article Tab offers articles written by pastors who have active ministries in place or thoughts on how to minister related to specific topics.
The Resource Tab offers many websites that you may use to educate yourself on issues of concern to the widow as well as providing a resource for her.
The Recovery Guideline Tab offers a timeline that is intended as a guide to the most prevalent issues a widow may struggle with and as a general outline for when and how those issues may unfold as she works through her loss. Every widow is different and so this is very general.