I’m sure you as grandparents – or parents – agree with me about how grandparents play a unique and profoundly influential role in the lives of our grandchildren – second only to parents – yet we are one of the most underserved groups in the church. We grandparents today do not consider ourselves to be “seniors” in the traditional sense. We are generally healthier and more vital than any other generation of grandparents in history. As twenty-first century grandparents, we are just as likely to be rocking to our favorite tunes as we are to be rocking in our favorite chairs.
So, today I’m very happy to let you know about the second annual Legacy Grandparenting Summit, which is a national conference for today’s Christian grandparents who want to be inspired and equipped to pass our faith to our grandchildren. Last year grandparents were able to hear from Chuck Swindoll, Josh McDowell and a number of other wonderful speakers . . . this year there is another excellent line-up of speakers, including Tony Evans, Tim Kimmel, Ken Davis, and Steve Stroope. There will also be great music from Steve Green and Keith and Kristyn Getty, as well as comedy from Bob Stromberg – you will not want to miss this summit!
Now in its second year, the Legacy Grandparenting Summit has been designed to equip and encourage our generation of active grandparents to stay connected and involved with our grandchildren in positive and powerful ways. Through nationally known speakers, breakout workshops and an extensive resource center, you’ll find encouragement, teaching and inspiration.
If you are a grandparent, clearly this summit is for you, as you will find inspiration, ideas and an amazing display of resources to help you realize your potential to grandparent successfully. It is also for the leaders in your church as they will learn how to reach out to grandparents and provide them with the encouragement and resources they need. There will be breakout sessions especially for church leaders!
This year’s summit will be November 2-4 at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas. Register now to reserve your place – space is limited, so register early! Early-bird and group discounts are available. You will find all the information you need at this link.
Lynda has three sweet rascal grandsons who make her heart happy! She is the author of Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love, It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren and Science, the Bible & Fun – a curriculum with 52 weeks of Bible learning and fun for grandparents and grandchildren. She also writes the blog, grandma’s cookie jar. Lynda is a Senior Writer and Editor for the Legacy Coalition.