As a church leader, did you know that
82% of married women in the USA
will experience widowhood?1
Sometimes widows isolate themselves, even within the Body of Christ. Not "wanting to be a burden," they become easily become "invisible."
The scriptures teach that God cares greatly for the widow, the fatherless and the alien. For the widow, God is their defender. We are to plead for the widow's cause, to care for her (and others in need) and there are blessings for those who do and curses for those who do not.
When the church selected seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and wisdom to serve the widows' needs in the first century, it was an act of obedience (Acts 6).
The apostle Paul wrote to the church leaders in Ephesus a very direct and specific set of instructions on how we should minister to widows. James emphatically pronounces that pure and faultless religion in God's sight is based on attending to widows and orphans.
Today there is a renewed understanding that the Church is called to serve her widows and to equip them for service.
Perhaps your church is ready to be more intentional about this responsibility, but you don't know how to begin. We would be honored to share our experience with you and to help and encourage you in your journey.
Please let us know how we are doing, and how we can be of further help. Contact Us
1 Widow's Financial Guide by Crown Financial Ministries,
Used with permission, see http://www.crown.org/pamphlets/pdfs/Widow%27sFinancialGuide.pdf