Date

4-1-1997

Document Type

Article

Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Primary Subject Area

Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Sociology, Public and Social Welfare

Abstract

In examining current literature, very little research has been done in the area of caring for widows in the local church. The biblical mandate, present social conditions, and the results from questionnaires sent to pastors and widows of Southern Baptist Churches of West Virginia validate the need to assist the church in developing and implementing a strategy in ministering to widows. Deacons, the servant-leaders, are the responsible agents for ministry to widows and the catalyst in getting others involved. This project is an instrument to awaken and equip God's people for the tremendous ministry privilege in serving widows.

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