February 18, 2017Faith Community Church, Ft. Atkinson
8:30-9:00 am: Check in/refreshments
9:00 am: Two Grandparents Legacy
9:15 am: Session One: WAKE UP! Does Your Legacy Matter?
Per much of the world’s perspective, grandparents have very little real value beyond spoiling and/or baby-sitting their grandkids. So why does a grandparent’ legacy really matter? This session explores what God has to say about that.
10:00 am: Break
10:15 am: Session Two: WISE UP! Unpacking the Issachar Factor
This session examines the first two biblical roles of grandparents: Story Teller and GateKeeper. We will turn to King David’s mighty men from the tribe of Issachar for a reminder of our roles as grandparents to be modern-day Issachars. We’ll try to understand how that fleshes out in this post-modern world.
11:00 am:Stretch Break
11:10 am: Session Three: BUILD UP! Unleash the Power of Spoken Blessing
Since the start of human history, the spoken blessing has played a significant role in the lives of Gods people. Is it possible that the spoken blessing could play an important role for communicating value in our families today? This session explores what the Bible says about this powerful tool for a grandparent’s toolbox.
12:00: Lunch - Gym
1:00 pm: LEGACY COALITION: Why we exist
1:15 pm: Session Four: GEAR UP: The Pains of Grandparenting
If anyone tells you that grandparenting is all about grandparents and the grandkids, they would be missing a key component of successful, intentional grandparenting – our relationships with our adult children and spouses. We’ll explore how to address the pains sometimes associated that and how to build and maintain strong relationships for the sake of all involved, especially the grandchildren.
2:00 pm: Break
2:15 pm: Session Five: STEP UP! Taking Back the Hill Country!
Grandparents matter, but only if they choose to matter. How do we now fulfill that biblical responsibility to pass the baton of faith to the next generations? Where do we go from here?
3:00 pm: Session Six: NEXT STEP! and Q&A
Now that you know what your role as an Intentional Christian Grandparent is, what’s next for you and for your church? What’s next for the Legacy Coalition here in Wisconsin? What are your questions about what has been shared today?