I have served in Children's Ministries for 43 years in churches large (6000+ people) and small (100 people). I absolutely believe in the value of Children's Ministry and believe churches must have strong, focused and intentional ministry to children and families.
I also am convinced in the necessity of churches having strong, focused and intentional ministry to and with grandparents. I absolutely believe it matters for us to do this, because when we do, we not only strengthen grandparents, children and families, but we strengthen our ministry to children and families as well.
You might think you already have enough on your "plate" when it comes to Children's Ministry and be hesitant, if not even reluctant, to add another thing with Grandparenting Ministry, but when you make Grandparenting Ministry part of your ministry to and with families, you will find the benefit far outweighs the time and effort it takes to do so.
I know there are no shortage of conferences and events throughout the year for those in Children's Ministry to attend and participate in - many of them are excellent. But, if you are only able to go to one conference this year, please give serious consideration to attending the Legacy Grandparenting Summit. Not only will you be able to hear from Chuck Swindoll, Josh McDowell, Gary Chapman, John Trent, Tim Kimmel, Wayne Rice, Larry Fowler, Michelle Anthony, Jay Kessler and so many more, but you will learn how to be intentional in building a strong Grandparenting Ministry in your church which benefits and strengthens the children and families in your church. Definitely well worth your time! (And, if you use my code - Lynda16 - you will save $40 on your registration!)
Please join us - you, and the children and families in your church and community - will be oh, so glad you did! (And, check this link for a small "taste" of what you will experience at the Legacy Grandparenting Summit!)