Resources for Grandparents

Grandparents may find many other useful resources on other pages as well under the headings of Apologetics, Bible, Creation, Families, History, Leaders, Outreach, and Good News, but this page is specific to grandparents.

ARTICLES:

“4 Ways to Teach Your Grandkids a Strong Work Ethic” – by Tim and Darcy Kimmel for “Focus on the Family”.

“5 Ways to Be a Godly Grandparent” – by Avery Foley for “Answers in Genesis” (AIG).

“10 Things Grandchildren Need to Hear” – by Rhonda Stoppe for “Crosswalk”.

“14 Ways to Leave a Spiritual Legacy to Your Grandchild: How will your grandchildren remember you?” – from “Family Life”.

“Creative Ways to Teach Your Grandchildren About Life” – as grandparents, we’ve been given a wonderful opportunity to influence our grandchildren” – from “Family Life”.

Finding Joy in Praying for My Grandchildren” – by Lillian Penner for “The Life”

“Five Tips for Grandparents of a Child with Autism: A Grandparent’s Guide to Autism” – by Jane Springer for “Autism Speaks”.

“Godly Grandparenting: Ways to Inspire Faith in Your Grandkids” – by Whitney Hopler, contributing writer for “Crosswalk”.

“Grandparent Boundaries: We live in an age when the role of grandparents isn’t clearly defined” from “Family Life”.

“Lead Your Grandchildren to Christ” – by Kevin Miller for “The Life”.

“Leaving a Legacy for Your Grandchildren: What is the best inheritance grandparents can bestow on their grandchildren? It’s something that takes some planning and work, but leaves a tremendous legacy grandchildren will cherish” – by Clyde Kilough for “Life, Hope, & Truth”.

Leaving a Legacy to Your Grandkids” – by Jim Burns for “Christian Broadcasting Network” (CBN).

“Now That You’re a Grandparent” – by Jean S. Pruett for “Ministry Matters”.

Passing on a Heritage of Faith to Your Grandchildren: We need to be grandparents who focus on what matters, on what lasts” – from “Family Life”.

“Real-Life Ways to Disciple Your Grandchildren” – by Karen T. Mason for “Answers in Genesis” (AIG).

“The Role of a Stepgrandparent: as a stepgrandparent, you can be an important and influential role in the family with a little grace and wisdom” – from “Family Life”.

BOOKS:

“Biblical Grandparenting: Grandparenting Matters” – by Josh Mulvihill of “RenewaNation”; “Many powerful voices are influencing our grandchildren, from those at home and in their schools to those in the world of entertainment and media. What can you as a grandparent do to speak wisdom and godliness into their lives?”.

“Courageous Grandparenting: Building a Legacy Worth Outliving You” (2nd revised edition) – by pastor, author, & speaker, Cavin Harper.

“Equipping Grandparents: Grandparenting Matters” – by Josh Mulvihill of “RenewaNation”; “Many powerful voices are influencing our grandchildren, from those at home and in their schools to those in the world of entertainment and media. What can you as a grandparent do to speak wisdom and godliness into their lives?”.

“Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for Your Grandchildren” – by Lillian Ann Penner.

“Long-Distance Grandparenting: Nurturing the Faith of Your Grandchildren When You Can’t Be There in Person” – by author, speaker, & ministry leader, Wayne Rice.

“Overcoming Grandparenting Barriers: How to Navigate Painful Problems with Grace and Truth” – by Larry Fowler, author, speaker, & founder of “Legacy Coalition”.

CAMPS FOR GRANDPARENTS & GRANDKIDS:

GrandCamps” “unique, grand faith adventures for grandparents and their grandchildren focused on leaving a faith-legacy for the next generations. Through purposeful activities that grandparents and grandchildren experience together, to discovering from God’s Word what it means to walk in the truth, to building a treasure chest of life-changing memories—all in an environment that invites having a pile of fun—this will be a time for building memories that will last a lifetime!”

CONFERENCES / SEMINARS FOR GRANDPARENTS:

“Courageous Grandparenting” seminars and conferences – “partnership of local churches and Christian Grandparenting Network (CGN) promoting intentional, godly parenting and grandparenting so that future generations may grow up with a solid, biblical foundation that will enable them to follow Christ wholeheartedly in today’s world”; “seminar is a one-day event with six one-hour interactive teaching sessions; “a conference is typically a two-day event utilizing selected seminar sessions plus individual workshops”; 5-session content of both are “built around Scriptural teaching related to grandparenting embodied in Three Biblical Roles”: “Gatekeeper, Story Teller, & Blessing Giver”

VERSES FOR GRANDPARENTS:

“’They are the sons God has given me here,’ Joseph said to his father. Then Israel said, ‘Bring them to me so I may bless them’.”

Genesis 48:9

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.”

2 Timothy 1:5

“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, ‘The Lord is upright; He is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in Him’.”

Psalm 92:12-15

“But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear Him, and His righteousness with their children’s children – with those who keep His covenant and remember to obey His precepts.”

Psalm 103:17-18

“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends Your works to another; they tell of Your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty –    and I will meditate on Your wonderful works. They tell of the power of Your awesome works – and I will proclaim Your great deeds. They celebrate Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness.”

Psalm 145:3-7

“TThese are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all His decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you.”

Deuteronomy 6:1-3

“Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.”

Proverbs 17:6

“A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.”

Proverbs 13:22

“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”

Isaiah 46:4

WEBSITES FOR GRANDPARENTS:

Christian Grandparenting Network”“devoted to challenging those in mid-life and beyond to finish the race well as conduits of God’s grace and truth so that future generations will know, love and serve Christ”; offers articles, “Family Impact” podcasts, free resources, books, prayer resources, & more; offers “Courageous Grandparenting” seminar and link to “GrandCamps”.

“Legacy Coalition” 4-min intro video

“Legacy Coalition” intro 4-min video above – “Grandparents are incredibly important to their grandkids. Grandparents are uniquely positioned to spiritually influence their grandkids. Grandparents have a Biblical mandate to do so”; founded by Larry Fowler, author of “Rock Solid Kids”; offers grandparent resources, seminars, Bible study DVD curriculum, newsletters, grandchildren resources, family resources, & more.

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