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GRAND Happenings
A Legacy Coalition Newsletter
October 2019 edition
Legacy Coalition exists so that (y)our grandchildren and their grandchildren follow Christ.

Inside this issue:

  • Summit Spotlight: Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Legacy Coalition Partner: Grandkids Matter
  • Grandparent’s Day Celebrations
  • Featured Product of the Month
  • Praise and Prayer Focus
  • Important Links for Future Engagement

Summit Spotlight: Dr. David Jeremiah


We at Legacy Coalition are thrilled to have Dr. David Jeremiah as our key note speaker for Legacy Grandparenting Summit 2020.

David Paul Jeremiah is an American conservative evangelical Christian author, founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church. Dr. David Jeremiah is the author of more than 50 books. Turning Point can be heard worldwide on more than 2,000 stations, as well as online. Jeremiah's radio program is available to over 480 million listeners in numerous countries. Additionally, Turning Point Television reaches a total of 2.7 billion households worldwide. The ministries he is involved with receive thousands of responses daily from all over the world.

Dr. David Jeremiah delivers the message of “the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.” It is a message that we as grandparents need to share with our grandchildren as the world changes at an alarming rate, becoming more and more anti-Christian and biblically illiterate.

Dr. Jeremiah is in much demand as a speaker because of his commitment to the truth of the Bible and his special ability to help people understand how to apply biblical principles to everyday living.  Dr. and Mrs. Jeremiah are parents of four children and grandparents of twelve.

Fun fact: Dr. David Jeremiah is the son of a former president of Cedarville University in Ohio.

Go to https://legacycoalition.com/summit/ for up to date information on the Summit.
 
Legacy Grandparenting Summit Information

Legacy Coalition Partner:
Grandkids Matter


Check out this great article by Dr. Ken Canfield of Grandkids Matter.
 

3 Reasons Grandparents Can Be Reconcilers

As grandparents, there are few things as joyful as relating to our grandkids, but for many, tensions or misunderstandings get in the way of that. Often the issues are with the middle generation, the grandkids’ parents. Our adult children are gatekeepers of grandparent-grandchild connections, so we have to figure out how to make peace or at least ...

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Church Happenings – Grandparents Day Celebrations


According to the Pew Research Center, 66% of grandparents have not celebrated Grandparents Day. That is surprising and even a little alarming. Legacy Coalition is all about the fact that Grandparenting Matters! We need to continue to get the word out. Even though the month of September has been designated as Grandparents Month if you have not done anything yet – it is not too late. The free resources are up for you to use when it best fits your church calendar and schedule.

Lifebridge Christian Church in Colorado pulled out all the stops and had an intergenerational family activity – TAILGATING! In one parking lot, people set up their tailgate arrangements with canopies, BBQ grills, tables, chairs, and of course lots of food! About 150 people participated in corn hole, giant jenga, family water balloon toss, along with electric riding cars, tanks, and planes. Family photos were taken in honor of grandparents. A picnic area was also set up for those who did not want to tailgate. Fun, fellowship, and making of new friends occurred. An added blessing was a bunch of people who had never been to the church before came as invited family and friends. [Thank you to Robb Dunham for sharing this report and photos.]
Gwinnett Community Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia along with many other churches used the free promotional materials as well as giving a small gift to grandparents in attendance. The usual gifts included: Grandparenting prayer bookmark, Grandparenting poem “If You Grandparent on Purpose,” "8 Spiritual Practices to Influence Your Grandchildren for Christ," or the small Intentional Grandparent calligraphy print. A time of prayer over the grandparent was included in each church’s celebration. Several churches shared that their pastors spoke on grandparenting, using Psalm 78 passage. Resource tables with great items were displayed and times of fellowship followed the church services.

Other churches used September 8th as a kick off for their grandparenting ministry. CrossPoint Church in Modesto, CA reported that they had hoped for 30 grandparents to be in attendance at their first meeting while praying for 50. God answered their prayers abundantly sending 73 people to their first Grandparenting Matters study class.

Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Alabama shared that 90 grandparents came to their Grandparent’s Day event. It was evident to this church that Christian grandparents are hungry to become Kingdom influencers in the lives of their grandchildren. Grandparents were challenged to be peacemakers in their families while also passing down godly legacies to their grandchildren.

All and all the reports spoke of meaningful times honoring, challenging, and blessing the grandparents while also raising the awareness of the great influence and impact a grandparent can have in a grandchild’s life. As always we would love to hear what your church is doing – send to kend@legacycoalition.com.

Featured Product of the Month


New from Steve Arterburn and Marcus Brotherton!


Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles:
A 12-Year-Old’s Take on the Totally Unboring, Slightly Weird Stuff in the Bible, Including Fish GutsWrestling Moves, and Stinky Feet

What happens when a room full of kids find themselves without a junior-church teacher? They choose one of their
own crowd to take her place, of course! Twelve-year-old Kirby McCook, mentored by his grandfather, leads his rambunctious friends through the Bible in this creative and fun Bible storybook.

Bible stories laced with middle-grade humor help teach kids that Jesus has been part of the story from the beginning and can be found throughout the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation.

Go to http://bit.ly/KirbyMcCook to get your copy today!

You can also purchase this book in the Legacy Coalition Store along with many other great grandparenting resources.
Purchase Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles
Don’t forget to go to https://legacycoalition.com/church-partners to see the NEW church partnership information that provides products at HUGE discounts.

Praise and Prayer Focus


Praise the LORD for the 25 Churches that have already applied to host the Live Stream Summit event on September 17-18, 2020.
 
Pray for God's protection and provision of wisdom, health and strength for our Core Leadership Team and their families.

Pray for Grandparents to faithfully pray for their grandchildren to grow in the grace and knowledge of God.

Our prayer team would love to join you in praying for the needs of your grandchildren. Email us at prayerteam@legacycoalition.com.

Important Links for further engagement:


Blessings,
Your team at Legacy Coalition
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