Josh Mulvihill – Friday Evening Session
Understanding the Biblical Role of Grandparents
Understanding the Biblical Role of Grandparents. What is the biblical role of a grandparent? Can you summarize this in a sentence or even a word? Every grandparent is given a God-ordained role that is not interchangeable with any other member of the family. Learn to recognize and reject the cultural messages about grandparenting, gain a laser-like focus on God's design for grandparent’s, a compelling vision to impact future generations with the gospel, and practical methods to disciple your grandchildren.
Cavin Harper – Saturday Morning Session
BEST PRACTICES FOR INTENTIONAL GRANDPARENTING
It is not only important to a biblical understanding of your role as a grandparent, but to be intentional about putting that understanding into practice. So what does it look like when biblical grandparents are intentional? In this session we’ll learn four best practices that express God’s design for biblical grandparents who reflect the Father’s heart and leave a legacy worth outliving them.
Sherry Schumann – Saturday Afternoon Session
A Legacy of Prayer
Are you a prayer warrior interceding daily for your family? Are you passing a legacy of prayer, to your children, grandchildren and future generations? In this plenary session, we’ll dig through God’s Word to uncover the role prayer plays in passing a legacy of faith. We’ll discover ways to step-up our own prayer life and ways to help our grandchildren become mighty prayer warriors themselves.
Chuck Stecker – Saturday Afternoon Session
For Generations Yet To Be Born
Generally, many people know King Hezekiah as one of the few good kings to rule the people of Judah, how he wholeheartedly trusted God during the days of the great a terrifying Assyrian invasion, courageously destroyed the idols his people had begun to worship, and fervently prayed for his own healing when he received news from the Isaiah the Prophet that he was terminally ill.
The writer of the book of Kings, however, mentions one detail of Hezekiah’s life that leaves a chilling mark upon his legacy. During his final years as a grandparent, Isaiah told Hezekiah that within a generation, the people of Judah—including some of Hezekiah’s own sons!—would be carried away into exile in Babylon. Shockingly, Hezekiah was pleased with the prophesy, saying, “Why not, if there will be peace and security in my days?” (2 Kings 20:19) Within a generation, the kingdom was lost. Your impact of Grandparenting will reach generations yet to be born. It is important to decide what you would like your impact to be and the steps you should take.