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November 8 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Are you ready to “Grandparent on Purpose?” For some of you, this seminar will affirm the good things you are already doing with your grandkids. For others, it will shake your world and give you a brand new perspective on what it means to be an intentional Christian grandparent. Whether you are on one end of that spectrum or the other – or in the middle somewhere – you are going to be deeply impacted by the few hours of time you choose to invest.
Our desire is that you go away with new inspiration, encouragement, and tools to help you realize your potential to grandparent successfully. You will unlearn some things, and relearn others. Your passion for your grandkids will be kindled even higher, and you’ll go away changed. More importantly, those precious grandchildren of yours will benefit, and they will never be the same because you have listened, learned, and grown in Biblical wisdom.
SPEAKER: Larry Fowler, Founder of the Legacy Coalition
Larry Fowler is the founder of the Legacy Coalition. His vision for a national Grandparenting Ministry brought together a gifted team of Family, Children’s and Youth Ministry Leaders to launch a movement of God. Under his leadership, the Legacy Coalition is being used all across America to inspire grandparents to become more intentional, and their churches to launch grandparenting ministries. His 40 years plus of ministry include experience as a youth pastor, part of the Awana staff as missionary, training staff, international director, and Executive Director of Training. He has extensive international experience, training children’s workers in 47 countries. Larry has authored books on children’s and family ministry and is a regular main stage speaker and workshop presenter at conferences. In 2012, he was recognized for his lifetime of contribution to children’s ministry in America by the International Network of Children’s Ministry, with their national Legacy Award.
Friday, November 8
6:30 PM Session 1 – The Amazing Influence of a Grandparent
Session 2 – What the Bible Says About Grandparenting
8:30 PM Fellowship (Resource Center Open)
Saturday, November 9
8:30 AM Doors Open & Coffee with Pastries
9:00 AM Session 3 – Reaching the Heart of Your Grandchild
Session 4 – Overcoming the Barriers of Distance
10:30 AM Fellowship (Resource Center Open)
10:50 AM Session 5 – The 8 Best Practices of Christian Grandparents
Session 6 – Becoming an Intentional Christian Grandparent
12:30 PM Dismiss (lunch on your own)
What Others Are Saying:
Our 15 people all considered this conference a 20 out of 1-10 for them.
As a very new grandparent this has challenged me to examine what I can do now and steps to prepare for future interactions with my grandson and future grandchildren.
Opened my eyes, engaged my heart, and educated my head about an overlooked area that God has much to say.
I would be lying if I said that we were really excited to go to the seminar. In fact we both felt like we were pretty good grandparents and that you may have a few good tips, but nothing earth shattering. Wow…were we ever wrong. We left the seminar and talked about it nonstop for the hour that it took us to drive to a graduation party. Then at the graduation party we told anyone who would listen all about it. The next morning II went to the front porch and pulled out my notes from the seminar and started writing a sports blessing for all of my grandkids who play sports. We were blessed way beyond what we deserve!
Senior Adults – Kenny Hoomes