GriefShare at Schweitzer


GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. 

This 13-week study includes weekly materials, videos and opportunities for discussion. We will meet in a large group for discussion and the weekly videos, then break into small groups (depending on group size) for discussion and support. During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

The winter/spring session has been postponed, we hope to offer a grief study or class in early spring.
Call the church office at 417-881-6800 if you have questions, or email

Have questions about GriefShare?


GriefShare is open to adults of any age who have experience the loss of a loved one this includes a parents, child, spouse, parent, friend or family member. You don't have to attend Schweitzer to be part of GriefShare. Additionally, there is no time table on when your loss occurred. GriefShare will give you the tools and encouragement to help you navigate grief in any season.

What if I am experiencing different kinds of grief? We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions.

Have more questions? Contact our GriefShare Leadership team or one our staff member: Sheila Pippin at or Jenn Brown at

Location & QUESTIONS

Classes will take place at
Schweitzer Church in Room 2. 
Enter through Entrance B.

Our Address is:
2747 East Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO


The leadership team for GriefShare consists of people who understand how you feel and have a real concern for individuals experiencing the grief of loss. Most GriefShare leaders have experienced significant losses in their lives and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur as an outgrowth of deep grief.