Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Do One of the Most Important Things - Equip Grandparents & Parents

One of the most important things you will do for the children in your church is to equip their grandparents and parents, so they are able to hand the faith to the children they love. Parents and grandparents are the first and second most influential people in the lives of the children in your church, so equipping them to hand down the faith not only makes sense, but it is one of the best, most effective uses of your time.

So, today I'm going to share with you some links for resources which will help you equip the grandparents and parents in your church. Please share these with the grandparents and parents . . .
  • Grandmas with Heart (you will find it at this link). Grandmas with Heart is here to equip, empower, encourage & engage grandmas (and grandpas & parents, too) to hand down a heritage of faith to the children they love. You will find at least two posts a day filled with solid information, ideas and resources which will equip grandparents and parents to hand down the faith.
  • Christian Grandparenting Network (you will find it at this link). Christian Grandparenting Network is a Christian organization devoted to challenging those in mid-life and beyond to finish the race well as conduits of God’s grace and truth so that future generations will know, love and serve Christ. CGN is committed to helping individuals and churches cultivate “intentionality” in inter-generational ministry by focusing on and strengthening the grandparent-grandchild relationship, and taking seriously their role to make much of Christ and His Gospel to the next generations. We live in a time when the darkness of sin and unrighteousness is sweeping over our land with ferocity seeking to engulf the minds and hearts of our youth and young families.
  • Family Matters (you will find it at this link). They are a non-profit ministry whose goal is to see families transformed by God's grace into instruments of restoration and reformation by equipping families for every age and stage of life. They view families as the foundation of a successful society. In addition to offering hope, their ministry philosophy embraces a grace-based approach to relationships. It provides a solid grasp of the "big picture" and promotes a character-driven strategy for parenting no matters what your situation. Traditional, blended families, single parents, foster and adoptive parents and even parents of children with special needs can leave a legacy that lasts forever.
  • You will find books (digital PDF) which will equip grandparents and parents at this link and information about these books at this link.
  • Josh McDowell (you will find it at this link). Josh McDowell has been at the forefront of cultural trends and groundbreaking ministry for more than 50 years. The Ministry serves and equips the Body of Christ in raising generations of purpose-driven Christians who know what they believe, why it is true, and how to live it out.
Please share these resources with the grandparents and parents in your church - equipping them to hand down the faith is one of the most important things you will do and these are excellent resources which will do this.

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