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
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.
The videos and curriculum feature respected Christian counselors and pastors who provide biblically sound advice and guidance for navigating grief.
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.
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
Everything you need to succeed
13 video sessions
Weekly 30-minute videos with expert insights, counsel, and relatable stories
An interactive workbook to bring about a fuller healing experience
Easy to use with lesson plans, discussion questions, and tips for leading
A complete series of short, online training videos for volunteers
A resource hub for leaders, making it convenient and easy to host GriefShare
High-quality promo videos, flyers, and brochures to draw people to your group
Unlimited, free support for lay leaders from a GriefShare ministry coach
MyChurch group tool
Leaders can easily manage group registration, attendance, and online promotion
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.
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.
Grieving people receive help for the issues they’re facing
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
Guidance on how to move forward, while remembering their loved one
And much more.
See what's on the videos
View samples of the 13 weekly video sessions
Insightful tips and counsel from respected Christian counselors and teachers
Dr. Tony Evans
Joni Eareckson Tada
Dr. Paul David Tripp
H. Norman Wright
Thabiti M. Anyabwile
Dr. Zoricelis Davila
Dr. Jerry Sittser
Dr. Deepak Reju
Dr. Elias Moitinho
Julie E. Lowe
And 40+ more!
Host this powerful, lay-led care ministry at your church
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.
We’ve seen the church come alive to minister to people outside our walls.
Jim, pastor, PA