Schedule

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM      REGISTRATION OPEN

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM  PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINARS ($19.00; tickets on sale soon). Details and Registration

  1. Creating a Safe Place for the ‘God Questions’ (Chuck Stecker)
  2. The Five Pillars of Grandparenting (Ken Canfield)
  3. Rethinking Retirement: Maximizing the Impact of Your Grandparenting Years (Hal Habecker)
  4. Establishing a Grandparenting Ministry in Your Church (Ambassador Team)
  5. Grandparenting When You Don’t Have a Perfect Family (Dave Carder)

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM    RESOURCE CENTER OPEN

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM      GENERAL SESSION #1

  • MUSIC: Fernando Ortega
  • SPEAKER 1: Larry Fowler
  • SPEAKER 2: Josh Mulvihill

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM      RESOURCE CENTER OPEN

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM      BREAKOUT SESSION #1

  1. Doing Life with Your Adult Children (Jim Burns)
  2. Over the River and Through the Woods: Overcoming the Challenges of Long-Distance Grandparenting (Wayne and Marci Rice)
  3. Grandparents as Family Reconcilers (Ken Canfield)
  4. Grandparents Parenting Their Children’s Children (Cavin Harper)
  5. 10 Tips for First-time Grandparents (John Coulombe)
  6. Never (Just) Babysit Your Grandkids (Chuck Stecker)
  7. Nurturing the Spiritual Life of Your Grandchild (Denise Kjesbo)
  8. Grandparents and Teenagers: A Great Mix (Mark Gregston)
  9. Connecting with Your Grandkids through Music (Mary Rice Hopkins)
  10. How Faith@Home Can Change Lives and Energize Churches (Mark Holmen)
  11. Bible Times in Riddles & Rhymes (Sylvia Taylor-Stein)
  12. How to Be a Good Grandparent and a Good In-Law at the Same Time (Jim Smith)

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM      DINNER BREAK

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM      RESOURCE CENTER OPEN

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM      GENERAL SESSION #2

  • MUSIC: Fernando Ortega
  • INTERVIEW: Steve Scheibner “Living on Borrowed Time: The Power of Proactive Grandparenting”
  • SPEAKER: Alistair Begg

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM      PRAYER TIME

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM    RESOURCE CENTER GRAND EXPO

  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • Live music from Mary Rice Hopkins and other artists
  • Continental breakfast served

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  GENERAL SESSION #3

  • MUSIC: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • SPEAKER: John Rosemond

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    LUNCH (provided)/RESOURCE CENTER OPEN

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM      BREAKOUT SESSION #2

  1. When Grandparents Must Be Parents: It’s Not About You! (Part One) (John Rosemond)
  2. Grandparenting with Purpose (Steve and Megan Scheibner)
  3. Understanding the World of your Grandchildren: The Major Cultural Shifts and How to Navigate Them (John Stonestreet)
  4. The Grand Awakening (Larry Fowler)
  5. Understanding the Biblical Role of a Grandparent (Josh Mulvihill)
  6. Understanding Today’s Youth Culture (Part One) (Walt Mueller)
  7. Camp Grammy and Papa (John and Jacque Coulombe)
  8. Grandparents Who ‘Stick’—Creating Connections Between Generations (Steve and Valerie Bell)
  9. Grandparenting Children with Disabilities (Joni Eareckson Tada)
  10. Ideas for Sharing the Gospel with your Grandkids (Barney Kinard)
  11. Helping Grandparents Stay in the Game (Mark Holmen)
  12. Bonus Grandparenting: When God Blesses You with a Blended Grandfamily (Lois Sherwin)

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM      RESOURCE CENTER OPEN

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM      GENERAL SESSION #4

  • COMEDY: David Pendleton
  • SPEAKER: Beth Guckenberger

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM      RESOURCE CENTER OPEN

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM      BREAKOUT SESSION #3

  1. When Grandparents Must Be Parents: It’s Not About You! (Part Two) (John Rosemond)
  2. Marriage, Communication and Friendship (Steve and Megan Scheibner)
  3. Understanding Today’s Youth Culture (Part Two) (Walt Mueller)
  4. Porn, LGBTQ, and the Other Consequences of the Sexual Revolution (John Stonestreet)
  5. Hope for the Hurting Grandparent (Larry Fowler)
  6. Spiritual Grandparenting (Chuck Stecker)
  7. Making Memories Before You Lose Yours (Mark Gregston)
  8. Sharing God’s Big Love with Little Lives (Miss Pattycake (Jean Thomason))
  9. Connecting with your Foster or Adopted Grandchild (Beth Guckenberger)
  10. Starting Strong and Finishing Well: The Power and Promise of Mentoring (Hal Habecker)
  11. Leaving a Legacy of Scriptural Prayer (Tony Souder)

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM      DINNER BREAK

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM      RESOURCE CENTER OPEN

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM      GENERAL SESSION #5

  • COMEDY: David Pendleton
  • MUSIC: Jim Rice and Brush Arbor with Joe Rice, Wayne Rice & Mary Rice Hopkins
  • SPEAKER: Josh McDowell

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM      PRAYER TIME

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM      RESOURCE CENTER open

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM      BREAKOUT SESSION #4

  1. Making Your Marriage Matter Now and For Generations to Come (Crawford and Karen Loritts)
  2. How to Help Your Grandchild Develop a Biblical Worldview (Josh Mulvihill)
  3. The Untapped Power of Grandfathering (Ken Canfield)
  4. Unleash the Power of Spoken Blessing (Cavin Harper)
  5. Grandparents Who ‘Stick’—Creating Connections Between Generations (Steve and Valerie Bell)
  6. Grandparenting Children with Special Needs (Denise Kjesbo)
  7. Grandparenting with Grace (Larry McCall)
  8. The Best Is Yet to Be: Becoming the Person Your Grandchildren Need (Bruce Peppin)
  9. Building a Spiritual Heritage for Generations: Tips for Fostering Healthy Relationships with Your Adult Kids and Grandkids (Glenn and Ellen Schuknecht)
  10. Things You Can Do When Your Grandkids Visit (Ruth Carter)
  11. When Your Grandchildren Become Grandolescents (Wayne Rice)

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM    RESOURCE CENTER OPEN

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  GENERAL SESSION #6

  • MUSIC: Scott Wesley Brown
  • SPEAKER: Crawford and Karen Loritts

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    LUNCH (provided)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM      GENERAL SESSION #7

  • MUSIC:
  • PANEL/Q&A: “So Church, What Do We Do Now?” Moderator: John Coulombe
    Panel: Ken Canfield, Cavin Harper, Josh Mulvihill, Crawford Loritts
  • WRAP UP: Larry Fowler