Our Mission Field

Widows all across the state of Kentucky have challenges and are in need of God, our churches, and each other to help them through this journey. 

Our Mission Statement

The Kentucky Joy in the Mourning team reaches out to widows to share our stories, encourage, minister, and give insight on how to navigate this season of life.

Workshop Topics & Activities/Events
  • Dealing with Grief
  • I Am a Widow…Now What?
  • Understanding Myself as a Widow….Biblical Aspects
  • My Child and I…Without him, YET with Him
  • Being Better, Not Bitter
  • How to Minister to and with Widows
  • Sharing Personal Testimonies/Life Experiences
  • Being Alone/Filling the void
  • Dinner for One: Meal and Budget Planning
  • Helpful Resources
  • Practical Advice for Daily Living
  • Ministry Ideas for Widows
  • Outreach Ideas for Widows in the Community and Beyond
  • One on One Consultations/Fellowships
  • Statewide and/or Regional Retreats, Conferences, and Training 
The Kentucky Joy in the Mourning team is available for:
  • Church Workshops
  • Retreats
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Luncheons
  • Conferences
What Now Resource Book

If you or someone you know is a recent widow, “What Now” Resource Book  can be used to help them along the journey. “What Now…” provides insight during a time when you might need assistance with what to do, who to ask, and how to prepare for this next chapter of your life while in an emotional crisis. “What Now…” is based on the personal experiences of widows in Kentucky with other Kentucky widows in mind but is not intended to replace any professional advice