Biblical Grandparenting: Exploring God's Design for Disciple-Making and Passing Faith to Future Generations

Biblical Grandparenting: Exploring God's Design for Disciple-Making and Passing Faith to Future Generations

Biblical Grandparenting: Exploring God's Design for Disciple-Making and Passing Faith to Future Generations

Biblical Grandparenting: Exploring God's Design for Disciple-Making and Passing Faith to Future Generations

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Overview

Many powerful voices are influencing our grandchildren, from those at home and in their schools to those in the world of entertainment and media. What can you as a grandparent do to speak wisdom and godliness into their lives?

Biblical Grandparenting is a full-length leadership book that places grandparenting
ministry on a firm scriptural foundation. It is ideal for pastors and church leaders as
well as for use in the classroom at seminaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764231285
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Series: Grandparenting Matters
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 144,270
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Josh Mulvihill (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the executive director of Church and Family Ministry at Renewanation and has served as a pastor for nearly 20 years. He is a founding member and the director of resources for The Legacy Coalition, which is a national leader in grandparenting ministry. Josh is the author or editor of seven books on grandparenting, including Biblical Grandparenting and Equipping Grandparents as well as Preparing Children for Marriage, and Rooted Kids Curriculum and Worship. Josh and his wife Jen live in Victoria, MN, and are blessed with five children. You can find Josh on Facebook or at GospelShapedFamily.com.

Gospel Shaped Family equips parents and grandparents to disciple future generations through Bible-based training and tools. Gospel Shaped Family is connected to Renewanation, which trains children to develop a biblical worldview.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 11

Why Grandparenting? 13

Part 1 Getting Started

1 An Overview of Grandparenting 23

Ten Biblical Themes Every Grandparent Should Know

Part 2 God's Design

2 An Identity Crisis in America 49

Rejecting a Leisureville Lifestyle

3 Grandparenthood in the Bible 65

Understanding the Biblical Role of Grandparents

Part 3 Culture's Messages

4 A Brief History of Grandparenthood in America 91

Learning from the Multigenerational Mistakes of the Past

5 The Culture's View of Grandparenting 97

A Picture of Grandparents Today

Part 4 Discipleship Methods

6 The Perceived Role of Christian Grandparents 133

Four Approaches to Grandparenting

7 Discipling Grandchildren 155

Eight Methods Every Grandparent Can Use

8 Comparing Grandparent Roles 173

Four Differences Worth Recognizing

9 Research Results 185

Key Findings of the Study

Appendix 1 Interview Questions 199

Appendix 2 Validation of Research Protocol 203

Appendix 3 Methodological Design 207

Appendix 4 Demographic and Sample Data 217

Bibliography 221

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