Breakout Session #3 – click for details
November 3, 2017 1 PM - 2 PM
WALT MUELLER - Helping Your Digital Grandkids Navigate Their Screens
Digital natives. . . that’s who our grandkids are. Unlike us, they’ve been born into a hyper-connected digital world. Technology has not only changed the landscape, it’s changing the nature of growing up. . . which in turn is shaping our grandkids, including the way they think, talk, and act. In this seminar, Walt will get you started on a journey to understand what is arguably the most powerful cultural force in today’s youth culture, along with practical and hope-filled biblical responses that will equip you and the grandkids you love to live Christianly on the digital frontier.
JOHN COULOMBE - Building and Capturing Memories Worth Remembering
There is no more priceless inheritance to hand down to your loved ones than your stories, lessons and blessings. One of the most understated, unused treasures ever given to families is their “memory bank.” Over the years deposits are made, but seldom retrieved! Unless we ‘mine’ the stories and histories of our past, special moments will be lost, history will repeat itself and Godly and human wisdom remain unattainable. Come learn how to bless your grandchildren with living eulogies of the people in their lives who matter the most to them.
ED MILLER - The Grandparent Coach: How Mentoring Can Change Lives
All young people need older adults who care about them and are willing to enter into a real-life relationship with them. Ed Miller is passionate about encouraging and helping grandparents to become mentors for children and youth—even those who are not their grandchildren. Come to this session and learn how you can become part of this new army of mentor/coaches.
TIM SMITH - What Grandkids Want Most From Their Grandparents
It may come as no surprise that grandchildren don’t want our money or gifts as much as they want our presence and personal attention. In this very practical session, family coach Tim Smith will share five habits that make memories and generate closeness with your grandchildren. You’ll learn how to develop meaningful relationships with your grandchildren and respond to each one based on their unique personalities and needs.
WAYNE RICE - How Your Church Can Become More Intergenerational (LEADERS)
To minister effectively to grandparents in the local church, you don’t necessarily have to create another age-segregated ministry targeting older adults. Perhaps the better solution is to find ways to integrate older adults of the congregation into the existing programs and ministries of the church where the young people are (and vice versa). As “Pastor to Generations”, Wayne Rice helped one congregation move from being an age-segregated church to an intergenerational church. Come and learn from his experience and share ideas of your own on how churches can bring the generations together once again.
JOSH MULVIHILL - How to Talk with Your Grandchildren About Marriage, Dating, Purity and Sex
Do you want to help your grandchildren embrace a biblical view of marriage? This seminar is based on Josh’s book Preparing Children for Marriage. American culture communicates powerful messages about dating and marriage, and young people without strong consistent biblical teaching and godly example are likely to be influenced toward non-biblical lifestyles. In this seminar, you will be equipped to teach your grandchildren key biblical truths about marriage. You will walk away with a Bible study and discussion questions to guide conversation with grandchildren.
CAVIN HARPER - Grandfathers Matter Too: Reclaiming a Biblical View of Fatherhood
There’s no question that dads play a very important role in a child’s life, especially a boy’s. But grandfathers matter too — in a huge way. What is a grandfather’s responsibility, and how can we effectively partner with our sons and sons-in-law to raise godly men and women?
DANN SPADER - 4 Stages of Spiritual Growth… Helping Your Grandkids Move to That Next Step (Part 2)
In this two-part seminar, we will look at the four biblical stages of spiritual development, helping you assess at which stage your grand-child may be at, and then how you very practically can help them move to the next step. We will focus on some very practical tools.
JEAN THOMASON - How Grandparents Can Share God’s Big Love with Little Lives
Jean Thomason (AKA “Miss PattyCake) shares her insights gleaned from more than twenty-five years in preschool children’s ministry. Sharing God’s Big Love with Little Lives will affirm your belief that God has put a child or children in your life on purpose. Using Scripture, humorous anecdotes, and insightful research, Jean will help equip you with skills necessary to influence and guide your young grandchildren as they grow to be all God has created them to be.
STEVE AND MEGAN SCHEIBNER - Grandparenting With Purpose
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Session Category : Breakout Sessions