Helping churches care: expressing grief in Protestant Evangelical churches

Full Title
Helping churches care: expressing grief in Protestant Evangelical churches
Author
Cindy R Wallace
Abstract
The researcher used qualitative methods to analyze the grief experiences of Protestant Evangelical church members to explore what part their church played in providing grief support. Open-ended interviews were conducted with five people with diverse grief experiences from the Protestant Evangelical, specifically Baptist, faith tradition. The results of the study found that most people depended on family and close friends as their primary source of support. Some felt supported by their church, but most felt church members were uncomfortable with discussions about their grief. All agreed their faith in God continues to help them in their grief.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Pamela Cooper-White
Language
English
Date
2013
Number of Pages
153