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Inside this issue:

  • Ways to be involved in Summit 2020
  • You Asked – We Delivered!
  • Welcoming First Time Grandparents
  • Resource Highlight
  • Our Prayer
  • Important Links for further engagement

Ways to be involved in Summit 2020


Pray! There is much work to do. It is going to take a larger staff, a huge network, a great marketing effort, and lots of cooperation and coordination. God’s guidance in all of those things is essential!  Put September 17-18, 2020 on your calendar, and begin praying for that important week now.

Give:  Each remote site will shoulder a portion of the cost of hosting the conference. Additionally each site may need a financial sponsor. More details will be coming as the remote site qualifications are finalized.

Go: Plan now to attend at Shades Mountain Baptist Church or the remote site closest to you. If one hasn’t been identified yet, help us by encouraging your church or another one in your area to be a simulcast site.  You may want to play an even more active role, using your time and talents to make this event better than ever! Let us know what you are thinking by contacting us at summit@legacycoalition.com.

You asked – We delivered!


Grandparenting Matters DVD Small Group Experience is here!

3.5 hours of wonderful interactive teaching packaged as 6 sessions with 11 presentations. It can be used as an individual or as a group.

So whether you are hosting a full day seminar, weekly classes, a home group, or doing as a couple or individual, this is the must have resource for you. The six main sessions can be broken down into 11 separate segments. Each segment ranges from 9-31 minutes of teaching, leaving plenty of time for discussion and prayer. Maximize the impact of the DVD series by insuring each participant has their own workbook. Videos are available as a DVD or online through our OnDemand channel.

This Grandparenting Matters seminar experience will help you overcome obstacles, equip you with practices to implement in passing on your faith, and provide a strategy to reach the hearts of your grandchildren.

Our desire is for you to be awakened to the role that no one else in your family can fill. God designed you to be a spiritual influencer to multiple generations. Go to https://legacycoalition.com/gm-dvd-seminar/ for more complete information and order yours today!

Your Grandparents Day 2019 kit is ready to download!


Complete with bulletin inserts, PowerPoint files, social media graphics, prayer guides, handouts, and sermon notes. Use as much or as little as you desire. Go to https://legacycoalition.com/grandparents-day-2019/ to download yours today!

Welcoming first time grandparents


Have you ever thought of welcoming them in to this very special group with a shower? Baby showers for first time grandparents are becoming very popular. Just look at Pinterest! Well here are some quick ideas for you to consider. A more in-depth look is available through a Legacy Coalition Ambassador.

Strive to make it casual, intimate, and fun. Usually it is held just for the grandparents-to-be as a way to welcome and celebrate this momentous milestone. You do not want to take away from the Mother-to-be or step on any toes.

Plan, prepare, and delegate; thinking through the personalities and interests of these new grandparents. Have fun and be creative! Of course, there are lots of ideas and suggestions online and in stores.

Remember to cheer them on and encourage them in this new God-given role. Choose someone, preferably another veteran grandparent, to share a short devotional on the importance of intentional Christian grandparenting. Consider having someone pray a blessing over the grandparents and the grandchild.
 
Focus on gifts that are essential items a grandparent needs to start this amazing journey. As a veteran grandparent, you know the items you needed again and again. Also think the bigger more bulky items that are hard to transport between the parents and grandparents home. These bigger gifts could be purchased as a group gift.

Decorations are so fun to plan and only limited by your creativity.  Consider using the essential items which then can be left for them. Games and showers seem to go hand in hand. You can find great ideas to add the fun element on Pinterest and other online resources. As you celebrate and honor these grandparents, do not forget to shower them with prayer and support.

Share with them resources you have found helpful – go to https://legacycoalition.com/ for great resources, seminars and conferences to help them as they begin this amazing journey!

 

Resource Highlight this month:


Kids Promise Cards – great treat to place inside your grandkids lunch boxes or back packs this new school year. Each of the 100 cards has a verse of encouragement for your grandchild. You just add your grandchild’s name to the card.  If you live far away and are not able to do that, consider sending one each month in a card. What a wonderful way to encourage from afar! Check them out today at https://legacy.churchgrowth.org/product/kids-promise-cards-9781570524967/. They are on sale for the bargain price of $14.99

Our Prayer


Lord Jesus, We find ourselves in a battle for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. The battle isn’t “against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness” (Ephesians 6:12). Forgive us for the countless times we’ve attempted to handle this battle alone.

Cover us in the mantle of your love. Cloak us in your armor, securing it in place with the belt of your truth. Safeguard our hearts against the world’s depravity with the breastplate of your righteousness. Shod our feet to stand firmly for your gospel of peace. Protect our minds from Satan’s lies with the helmet of your salvation.

In all circumstances, show us how to use your shield of faith to extinguish Satan’s fiery darts. Show us how to disarm all forces of evil with your sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:11-17).

Urge us to be persistent in prayer, “praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication” (Ephesians 6:18).

And remind us, with every breath we take, that the victory has already been won. For you are the victory!

In your Name, we pray.
Amen.
(Grateful thanks to Sherry Schumann for this prayer)

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Blessings,
Your team at Legacy Coalition
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