Friday, February 9, 2024

Equip Families to Hand Down a Confident Faith

June 2015 in a town not far from where I live, a tornado hit; four churches in this small  community were seriously damaged. One church was 160 years old. The members of this church were understandably quite dismayed and disheartened to see the significant damage to their church. However; their sadness turned to rejoicing a couple months later when the builders who began the work to rebuild brought them shocking news. As these builders surveyed the damage and began the work, they discovered nothing was holding up the floor of this old church building. The years had taken their toll and unbeknownst to the church members, their church floor was unsupported and about to collapse. The tornado actually saved them.

As I heard this news (the new building is rebuilt and church members are now worshiping in it), I thought about the "state" of Grandparenting Ministry in our churches. In far too many churches across this country (and around the world) Grandparenting Ministry is not supported and when grandparents "collapse", the damage is severe for families. Psalms 78 says when future generations forget and do not know God, they will turn away from Him. It is the God-given "job" for grandparents to pass on a confident faith, so future generations remember, know, and follow God with confidence.

Churches need to "rebuild" their "floors" and strengthen their ministries to Grandparents; and we grandparents need to be sure our grandchildren hear about our faithful God from us, so they will remember, know, love and follow Him with confidence!
This is why I wrote the new series of books - "Life on the Goldilocks Planet" - this series will equip parents and grandparents to hand down a confident faith to the children they love. And you, as a church, are able to equip the parents and grandparents in your church by using these books as a church. Just email me ( and I'll send you the digital copy of book one - Blue Dragons, Red Pandas, Hoopoes & More! If you believe it is something which will equip parents and grandparents in your church to hand down a confident faith, let me know and I'll send you an invoice for a digital license at a cost of just $1 per family in your church who will use it. As a church you could have families work through the book together - one animal a week, or one every two weeks, or one a month. As you all learn together about the amazing design, creativity, purpose, and order in God's creation, you will all be able to have important conversations with the children you love about why they are able to believe in God with confidence!

Don't let the "floor" collapse on the families in your church. Equip them. What are you doing to strengthen your Children's Ministry by engaging grandparents?

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