Frequently asked questions
Where can I see samples of the videos, workbook and Leader’s Guide?
Where can I see a session schedule?
You can view a session schedule here.
Do I have to be a trained counselor to run GriefShare?
No, you don’t. GriefShare features the insights of over 40 Christian counselors, psychologists, authors and pastors. They’ll be the experts in your group. Your role is to host the group and facilitate discussion. And we provide step-by-step instructions on how to do that, along with advanced training to help you grow your skills over time. Plus, you can always talk to one of our GriefShare consultants, who will give you personalized tips on how to facilitate and grow your group.
Who will come to our GriefShare group?
GriefShare will clearly minister to those within your church who have experienced a loved one’s death, but it also holds a much larger potential for ministry throughout your community. Once you make your group known, it’s likely that about 85% of the people who come to your GriefShare group will come from outside your church. Most significantly, half will not have an active spiritual life and will not be followers of Christ. GriefShare represents a tremendous outreach and evangelism tool for your church!
How will we get people to come to our GriefShare group?
Your GriefShare kit includes an extensive array of promotional strategies and tools to help you launch with success and grow your program once it is underway.
Where will I find leaders to help me run GriefShare?
Here are a few other places you might look:
- People who have experienced and fully healed from grief due to a loved one’s death
- Husband/wife teams in which one or both partners experienced bereavement
- Deacons or those with an interest in a care/counseling ministry
The GriefShare Leader’s Guide and online articles provide detailed information on recruiting and training effective leaders, including a leader evaluation form to help you have a better knowledge of the people you are considering.
If I don’t like GriefShare, may I return it?
Certainly! Once you receive your kit, you have 30 days to return it. Here’s more on our 30-day, no-risk, guarantee policy.
When does the 30-day guarantee go into effect?
Your 30-day guarantee goes into effect the day your kit arrives. Here’s more information on our no-risk, 30-day guarantee.