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?
Equipping Grandparents is a brief book to teach pastors how to begin a grandparenting ministry in their church.
About the Author
Josh Mulvihill (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), the general editor, 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.
The Legacy Coalition is an organization committed to equipping grandparents to reach and disciple grandchildren and help churches minister effectively to millions of Christian grandparents who need encouragement, training, and resources. For more information, visit their website at legacycoalition.com.
Table of Contents
1 Why Grandparenting Matters Larry Fowler 13
2 Understanding the Biblical Role of Grandparents Josh Mulvihill 29
3 Starting a Legacy Grandparenting Ministry in Your Church Larry Fowler 39
4 Helping Your Church Become More Intergenerational Wayne Rice 53
5 An Intergenerational Grandparenting Ministry Model John Coulombe 59
6 Ten Steps to Begin a Grandparent Ministry Joanne Lundberg 69
7 Casting the Vision to Your Pastor Sherry Schumann 77
8 Seriously, Another Program? What Does Grandparenting Ministry Really Mean for Pastors? Cavin Harper 83
9 Eight How-to Resources for Grandparents Lynda Freeman 89
10 Discipling Grandchildren: Fifteen Resources for Grandparents Josh Mulvihill 97