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Why Churches Choose GriefShare

A grief ministry that's bringing
healing to communities

With GriefShare, we can provide a deep level of care to grieving people.

Bruce, pastor, Ontario

25 years of trusted ministry

With this lay-led, turnkey support group ministry, your church can provide continued care for the bereaved.

grief recovery program in the world

Over 20,000 churches equipped.

Over 25 years of ministry experience.

Over 1 million people helped.

Why GriefShare works

Discover why churches have seen so much healing

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Christ-centered & biblical

This Christ-centered program helps people apply biblical principles as they deal with the emotions and life stresses following the death of a loved one.

H. Norman Wright, a featured GriefShare expert, is talking.

Trusted teaching

The videos and curriculum feature respected Christian counselors and pastors who provide biblically sound advice and guidance for navigating grief.

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This turnkey program provides everything laypeople need to start and host a 13-week grief support group. Plus, they’ll have free support from our ministry coaches.

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Expanded outreach

Many churches report that over half of group attendees are not from their church, and half do not have an active spiritual life and are not followers of Christ.

Offer an online or in-person group

Accommodate the needs of grieving people

What’s included

Everything you need to succeed

The GriefShare DVDs.

13 video sessions

Weekly 30-minute videos with expert insights, counsel, and relatable stories

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Participant guide

An interactive workbook to bring about a fuller healing experience

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Leader’s guide

Easy to use with lesson plans, discussion questions, and tips for leading

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Online training

A complete series of short, online training videos for volunteers

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LeaderZone access

A resource hub for leaders, making it convenient and easy to host GriefShare

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Promotional resources

High-quality promo videos, flyers, and brochures to draw people to your group

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Free coaching

Unlimited, free support for lay leaders from a GriefShare ministry coach

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MyChurch group tool

Leaders can easily manage group registration, attendance, and online promotion

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Bonus online videos

Video clips with additional, in-depth teaching on various grief-related issues

FREE guided journal with every kit

The Reflections journal is a companion tool for participants to use while attending GriefShare and beyond. This guided journal makes a great gift for group members. Learn more.

Find the right kit for your needs

All kits include the same GriefShare program materials. Save money by purchasing a kit with additional workbooks.

The pieces of the GriefShare kit, including the guides, journal, and DVDs.

Ministry kit

GriefShare kit materials

Participant workbooks



Ministry Bundle 7

GriefShare kit materials

Participant workbooks



Ministry Bundle 15

GriefShare kit materials

Participant workbooks



Phone orders

800-395-5755 US & Canada
919-562-2112 International

30-day guarantee

Simply return the kit within 30 days for a full refund, minus shipping costs

Church-hosted only

GriefShare is designed to be sponsored and hosted exclusively by local churches

Free coaching for lay leaders

A GriefShare coach will help lay volunteers launch the ministry, promote their group, lead effective discussions, build a team, and more.

What’s covered


Grieving people receive help for the issues they’re facing

Difficult emotions

Comfort and tools for dealing with pervasive emotions like anger, fear, and anxiety


Healthy ways to make it through the deep loneliness of grief and avoid isolating


Tips on managing changes in relationships and responding to insensitive remarks

Guilt and regrets

How to move beyond the “if onlys” and debilitating guilt

Questions for God

Helping people navigate their “why” questions and learn to trust God

Moving forward

Guidance on how to move forward, while remembering their loved one

And much more.

Session Previews

See what's on the videos

View samples of the 13 weekly video sessions


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Host this powerful, lay-led care ministry at your church

Common questions


How do I start up a GriefShare ministry at my church?


All you need is a GriefShare kit and at least one volunteer to facilitate the group. The kit comes with training, promo materials, and the videos and workbooks needed to host a weekly grief support group. Your ministry volunteers will feel confident in knowing how to lead a grief support group.


What does it cost to host a group?


Your church will need to purchase a GriefShare kit, which has everything you need to start. Kits come in three sizes (based on participant numbers) and start at $395. Many groups charge a fee to cover the cost of workbooks ($20 each).


Our church is quite big/small. How can I be sure GriefShare will work at our church?


GriefShare offers customized launch plans that are tailor-made to support any church’s unique needs. Via a quick call, a GriefShare coach can gather information about your church’s size, schedule, and congregation and develop a plan that meets your church’s needs and goals. GriefShare is perfect for both small and large churches.


What support is available for GriefShare facilitators?


Every GriefShare facilitator has access to free unlimited coach support, online training videos, and the LeaderZone (online articles and a discussion forum), plus the ability to interact with other GriefShare leaders. GriefShare coaches can answer questions and offer guidance on how to support someone grieving the loss of a spouse, child, parent, friend, or other relative.

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