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Equipping Churches to Minister in Times of Child Loss, Part 1

Is your church typical with a greater number of women in it than men? On this podcast Dr. Carol Loescher, an OB-GYN physician and GFA missionary, shares how one in five women have suffered a miscarriage. With miscarriages being such a common experience, how can the church be better equipped to minister to couples suffering this kind of loss? Women especially need to speak truth into other women's lives and minister compassionately to women's spiritual needs. Listen as Dr. Loescher, Rachel Barilla (GFA missionary to Cameroon), and Gretchen Fant discuss this topic in Episode 71 of RE:CHURCH. 

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About the host

Dr. Marshall Fant


Dr. Marshall Fant leads the Church Consulting and Revitalization Program at GFA, which is a special outreach ministry to assist healthy churches with strategic planning and revitalize struggling ones. As a certified church consultant, he is available to work with churches on leadership, disciple-making, financial, and facility challenges. Dr. Fant has 21 years of pastoral experience. He and his wife Gretchen replanted Harvest Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC, in 1996, and saw it grow from an average attendance of 12 to 260 people. Marshall and Gretchen Fant have been married since 1981. They have five grown children and ten grandchildren.