Today a vital piece of our body is continually being pushed to the side. We need to work together to recover what has been lost. Widows are frequently seen only through the lens of someone who needs help and is a drain on the body. With proper care during the initial stages of grief a widow can become a tremendous asset to your church body. Here are some helpful suggestions based on our experiences:
Oversee their care for the first two years.
It’s easy for widows to get forgotten after the first couple of months of their journey. Put a process in place to oversee their care. Just a few simple touch points can make all the difference in seeing the church as being there for them. Here are some things to consider:
Look for ways to affirm their purpose in Glorifying God.
Widows are often an overlooked resource in our churches. The stories they have to share of God’s faithfulness in their lives can strengthen the faith of others. Look for ways you can engage them with others. Here are some ideas:
It takes prayer, thought, time, and tons of encouragement to reap the benefits widows have to offer but imagine what a difference it could make in their life and in yours! All for His Glory!
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