Discipling Your Grandchildren
Great Ideas to Help Them Know, Love, and Serve God
series: Grandparenting Matters
Fresh Ideas and Practical Tips for Sharing Your Faith
As a grandparent with a passion to impact your grandchildren for Christ, do you sometimes struggle to find fun and meaningful ways to disciple them and leave a lasting legacy of faith? Help is at hand in Discipling Your Grandchildren, which contains dozens of suggestions and strategies to help you do just that.
With an assortment of actionable ideas--from practical tips on how to better connect with your grandchildren to fun, age-appropriate activities--Discipling Your Grandchildren is an invaluable tool chest for grandparents who want to build a biblical foundation, lead by example, and point their grandchildren to Christ. Practical yet powerful, the information, ideas, and best practices shared in this book can be implemented and adapted in ways that work for your unique grandparenting situation, whether your grandchildren are two or twenty, around the corner or across the globe.
"Every one of the 30 million Christian grandparents in America should have a copy of this inspiring book in their homes. Every church should have it available in their library."--VALERIE BELL, Awana CEO
Josh Mulvihill is the executive director of church and family ministry at Renewanation, where he equips parents and grandparents to disciple their families and consults with church leaders to help them design Bible-based, Christ-centered children's, youth, and family ministries. Josh has served as a pastor for nearly twenty years, serves on the board of Awana, provides leadership to the Christian Grandparenting Network and has a PhD from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Grandparenting, Biblical Grandparenting, Preparing Children for Marriage, and Biblical Worldview. Josh and his wife, Jen, live in Victoria, Minnesota, and have five children.
"There is no more loving or sacred role than that of being a godly grandparent to the children entrusted to your family. To a child, no one is wiser or stronger than Grandpa. No heart is more loving, or lap quite so cozy, as Grandma's. Nothing is closer to the heart of God or more central to the priorities of His Kingdom than the calling of bringing the little ones to Him. And nobody can do it quite like you, through your unique relationship--this book shows you how!"
Dr. Wess Stafford, president emeritus, Compassion International, and author of Too Small to Ignore: Why the Least of These Matter Most and Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment Can Last Forever
"One of the questions I often receive from grandparents is 'Do you have a good resource with lots of practical ideas for how to be intentional grandparents?' Well, now we do. In this book, Josh, Jen, and Linda offer you a bounty of rich ideas any grandparent can do. Now that this book is in print, there are no excuses, Grandma and Grandpa. This is a treasure trove of ideas that will revolutionize how you grandparent and the impact you will have on your grandchildren. I can't wait to see the fruit that comes from grandparents putting these ideas into practice."
Cavin Harper, founder, Christian Grandparenting Network
"Discipling Your Grandchildren is timed perfectly--just as those of us in the baby boomer generation are struggling to learn how best to grandparent, a prophetic voice from Generation X is rising up and calling us to be more than occasionally "there." Dr. Josh Mulvihill's strong biblical foundation and groundbreaking research makes this book the thought leader in Christian grandparenting today. Every one of the 30 million Christian grandparents in America should have a copy of this inspiring book in their homes. Every church should have it available in their library. Discipling Your Grandchildren should be preached from our pulpits, read in our small groups, gratefully taken to heart, and then acted upon. I highly recommend this awesome book."
Valerie Bell, Awana CEO
"You love your grandkids. Obviously! This book will help turn your love into Gospel-driven action. God has chosen you to be a grandparent for a reason. He has a call on your life to help those precious ones to know, love, and follow Jesus. The book you hold in your hands right now will equip you, encourage you, and give you practical ways to build strong relationships with your grandkids so that they might build strong relationships with God."
Dr. Rob Rienow, founder, Visionary Family Ministries, www.VisionaryFam.com
"Discipling Your Grandchildren provides a valuable and practical blueprint, is easy to follow, full of wisdom, and includes a multitude of activities that will forever impact your relationship with your grandchildren, and together your relationship in Christ. It is a 'must read' for intentional Christian grandparents. Your life and the lives of your grandchildren will be truly blessed! The activities, which correspond to carrying out our mission as grandparents, are clearly mapped out and provide a broad approach to engage grandchildren and great-grandchildren of all ages. There is nothing this comprehensive available. The creative and easily understood activities identified throughout the book will impact how grandparents truly become intentional Christian grandparents."
Dr. Vicki L. Rueckert, grandparent, educator, and Timberline Grandparent Ministries Director
"I often receive emails from grandparents who are seeking advice on how to be a stronger spiritual influence in the lives of their grandkids. I always point them to Josh Mulvihill's excellent resources! Discipling Your Grandchildren in particular is a virtual treasure trove of godly and practical ideas for creating a deeper spiritual connection with grandchildren. If you sometimes find yourself wondering what more you can do to help your grandkids know and love the Lord, this is the book you need!"
Natasha Crain, national speaker, blogger, and author of Keeping Your Kids on God's Side and Talking with Your Kids about Jesus
"Are you looking for practical ideas on how to be more intentional in impacting your grandchildren for God's glory and their good? Discipling Your Grandchildren is an open treasure box, inviting grandparents to reach in for creative ways to nurture their relationships with the next generations for the sake of the Christ. Your children and grandchildren will be thankful that you've read this book and applied its God-honoring, Gospel-motivated ideas. Enjoy!"
Larry E. McCall, author of Grandparenting with Grace: Living the Gospel with the Next Generation