Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Sociology, Public and Social Welfare
Sadler, Richard Watson, "A Strategy for Ministry to Widows in the Local Church" (1997). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 274.
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.