The Bible is clear that we should care for widows and orphans and my church is pretty awesome at caring for orphans. In the last three years, our people have adopted nearly 100 children into forever homes. But up until recently, we have not put too much focus on the other half of the verse-caring for widows. I’m trying to be a catalyst for change on that front and to kick-start that effort, I spent a weekend teaching on it at our gatherings.

Listening to my teaching may be helpful in developing a ministry like this at your church. If you skip to the last 1/3rd of the teaching, you’ll get a lot of stats on the coming Elder Boom in America due to the baby boomers getting older. It’s pretty stunning what the next 20 years will look like from an elderly standpoint in our country. The church simply has to respond. Out of this sermon, I invited people to come to a meeting if they were interested in getting involved in widow care at Mosaic Church. Out of that meeting, we’ll pull together strategy teams, research teams and the workers needed to get it all done. I’m excited to see where this goes at our church and I’ll be blogging about it here as we go along.


Written by Phil Taylor
My name is Phil. I spent 20 years as an Executive Pastor and now I serve churches all over through consulting and coaching. I wrote "Defining The Executive Pastor Role" and "Eldership Development-From Application to Affirmation". My greatest passion is helping others bring vision into reality. I've been married for 25 years, and we have three kids and one grandchild.