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Plans are underway for the 3rd Annual Widow/Widower Retreat hosted by the Lavergne Church of Christ outside of Nashville, TN. The Retreat will take place July 31st – August 1. The theme of this years retreat will be “Gratitude is Key.” The “PapSquad” is looking forward to serving you!

Click here for flyer with additional details

Click here for a recap of last year’s retreat

Welcome to this website. Feel free to click on any or all the options to learn more about this ministry. Various kinds of workshops are now being scheduled for the 2020 and 2021 calendar years.

A ministry of compassion now under the oversight of the shepherds of the LaVergne (TN) Church of Christ

Ignorance and inexperience with grief, especially that which accompanies the loss of a mate, makes it difficult (if not impossible) to minister effectively to those trying to live after loss. These workshops raise awareness about the impact of loss. Hopefully, with informed insight people will be better prepared for the experience and more capable servants of those left behind.  

About 800,000 people every year enter the experience of widowhood in the United States.  Somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 million citizens are either widows or widowers. Maybe we need to address this issue, don’t you think?

The subject may not be in our comfort zone but we need to think about it, study about it, and talk about it.  Why?  The co-authors of Getting to the Other Side of Grief (Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse) observe, “…those who have never been widowed barely have a clue to what the process is really like.”  Widowhood Workshop is a ministry attempting to raise awareness about this life experience.

It was birthed in the grief journey of Dean Miller, a minister in the Lord’s church who lost his wife in 2013.  It is a flexible workshop that can be tailored to a church or organization’s schedule and purposes for hosting it.

This workshop will be a blessing to:

• Widows and Widowers
• Married Couples
• Those who want to minister to Widows & Widowers

Lessons Include:

Widowhood: From the Divine Perspective
Widowhood: From the Personal Perspective

Surviving WidowhoodFlorida School of Preaching Lectureships 2018

To learn more about the coordinator of this ministry, click About

To see the schedule of upcoming workshops, click Schedule

To read testimonials about the Widowhood Workshop Ministry, click Testimonials

For a list of questions to help in planning a workshop, click Questionnaire

For more information or to inquire about or schedule a workshop, click Contact

For sample files (Flyers, Article, Images), click Documents