If you are a grand parent with a “heart full” of grand children -whether they live down the street or across the country.
If you are a “grand parent in waiting” -that is, waiting for your grown children to get married and have children.
If you are one of those “dear” grand parents who has a special relationship with a young person in your church or in your community.
Do you KNOW that you have been called by God for such a time as this? It is not an accident, nor incident, that you are in this position. The Lord created you for this role. What God has designed and created, He is fully capable of equipping. He desires more than we can imagine for us, the GRAND parents, to pour out our influence, values and beliefs onto the next generations.
Your grand children and “grown children” live in a turbulent world — one that is very different from the world that you and I grew up in. It is a world that can be confused about what is true. In a world where each person figures out for him or herself what he of she believes to be true -for better or for worse- our confident Faith is needed. There is an urgency for the older generation to step up to the plate and pass the legacy of faith in Christ to the next generations. If we don’t speak up, the spiritual healthiness of our families will be diminished. In the Old Testament we see spiritual giants of Moses, Joshua and Caleb. But in one generation the centrality of the Lord had almost vanished from their community. Why? The Bible tells us because the older generation failed to tell the next generation the stories/truths of God. We MUST tell them. We must pass our faith in Christ to them.
Yet, so many of us do not feel able to do that! It isn’t that we don’t have a heart for God’s truth to be in the lives of our children. In fact, many of us have a tender heart for our children and grand children. But our heart has become heavy. We want to tell them. The issue is that we simply do not know how?
Pass the Legacy is a ministry designed to encourage and inform grand parents in their God-given role of passing faith in Christ to the next generations. By studying seven keys, grand parents can learn tools to equip them in sharing God’s love with their families. The first three keys focus on equipping your heart to reach your child’s heart. The last four keys give specific tools to enable you to impact your children and grand children. Never has there been a more important job to do!
Each of us will leave a legacy to our families. The question is what kind of legacy will you leave? By becoming informed and equipped, you can become the courageous grand parent God has called you to be and leave a powerful Biblical inheritance to the next generations.
Let’s laugh and learn about the seven keys to courageous g-parenting together.