For the Church

How the church leadership views and serves widows is a significant yet often overlooked issue. The perceived pressure placed on churches to create new cutting edge ministries and paradigms can easily push aside long standing ministry priorities as leadership yields to the tyranny of the urgent. A vibrant, proactive widow's ministry is one of these priority ministries that are easily neglected.  AlongsiderHer's mission is to help the local church. Click on For Church Leaders. More...

For the Widow

If you are a widow or a friend of a widow, and you have come to this site, the very first thing we would like you to know is that you are not alone. You may feel alone, but with just a little effort, you can connect with the many others who are on a journey like yours. They understand the shock, grief, confusion, and loneliness, because they have experienced it. There are many resources available to you. Resources ...

Why a Widows' Ministry?

In relatively safe and healthy America, the statistics are shocking.  More than eight out of ten (82%) of America's married women will experience widowhood at least once in her lifetime for an average of 14 years. More ...

How to Begin a Widows' Ministry

Are you looking for help on how to begin a widows' ministry? You feel God may want to use you to plead the cause of His widows in your local church, but you don't know what to do next? More ...

Support for Widows' Ministry

If your church has  ongoing ministry to widows, then this is a place to come for ideas that may stimulate your thinking on how to grow the ministry. More ...

AlongsideHer : A Church Leader's Perspective

In July of 2011, Dr. Dallas Willard spoke to AlongsideHer about the importance of a vibrant widow's ministry in the local church.

AlongsideHer : One Church's Story

Perimeter Church of John's Creek, GA has had a proactive Widow's Ministry since 2000. This is one of the ministry's stories. (For more about Perimeter Church's Widow's Ministry see the Resources tab)