New Ebook Shows How Leading a GriefShare Group Transforms Your Life

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10 group leaders tell their personal stories of healing and giving back through the GriefShare program

GriefShare has helped hundreds of thousands of people find help, hope, and healing after the death of a loved one. Now, this impactful ministry has released a free ebook telling the transformational stories of a handful of GriefShare group leaders, demonstrating how the pain of loss can be used to help others through the local church.

Read Are You Ready to Launch a GriefShare Group? 10 Inspirational Stories of People Who Did for free online ( Or download a PDF or copy for your ebook reader.

“People who have grieved the loss of someone close to them often want to help others on a similar journey,” said GriefShare founder Steve Grissom. “GriefShare equips them with the resources to offer effective ministry. This new ebook profiles experienced GriefShare leaders who have found fulfillment and purpose through their involvement with the program.”

More than 13,000 churches worldwide are equipped to offer GriefShare. Passionate lay leaders serve as the foundation of these groups. This new ebook is dedicated to honoring them and to inspiring a new generation of leaders.

In the book, you’ll read 10 motivational stories from GriefShare leaders, including:

—    How Murray and Marlene Dalrymple overcame the death of their son and founded several
        GriefShare groups

—    How Fiona Hutton battled through the pain of losing her husband and son within 18 months

—    How Joanie Woodall has turned the tragic death of her husband into a new mission to reach
        the grieving in Africa with the power of GriefShare

If you’re interested in launching a GriefShare group, visit or call the Church Initiative offices at 800-395-5755. For interview requests, contact Church Initiative director of marketing communications David Bass at dbass(at)churchinitiative(dot)com or 919-562-2112.


Church Initiative ( is nondenominational, nonprofit ministry serving more than 20,000 churches worldwide. From its headquarters in Wake Forest, North Carolina, the ministry creates and publishes video-based teaching materials to help churches minister to people experiencing life crises. Church Initiative programs include DivorceCare, GriefShare, Single & Parenting, and DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids).

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