The National Grandparent Conference (NGC) continues to be the building block for the National Grandparent Movement.
It seeks to engage, equip and encourage grandparents and ministry leaders to be intentional in leaving a faith legacy for others to follow, especially our grandchildren; a legacy that will shape their character and faith.
Through diverse, inspirational speakers, the NGC is seeking to inspire a new generation of grandparents to grab hold of the possibilities that exist for us to play our role in seeing the generations that follow us, to grow to be both spiritually and emotionally healthy.
A growing number of grandparents believe the time is now, to chart a new course, to encourage and equip grandparents to take hold of their potential influence and instil in them a new and fresh vision in helping them share their love and faith in Christ with their grandchildren.
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. (3-4).
About the Conference
When Ian Barnett (now retired Senior Minister of Figtree Anglican, NSW) having spent some 30 years as a minister of the gospel, became a grandparent, it did not take him long to realise that there was limited, if any, information available that could equip him and his wife to become intentional grandparents.
So, in 2017, the question that he began to wrestle with was simply this, “In a changing world, what is the faith legacy, I and other grandparents are leaving behind?”
It was at this point he became convinced that there was a need to provide opportunities for grandparents who had the same conviction to be engaged.
By 2022, “The National Grandparent Conference”, has helped over a thousand grandparents, who have felt the weight and pace of change, to better understand the influence they have in leaving a lasting faith legacy for their grandchildren to follow.
Finally, the NGC can help churches and other organisations, fulfil their own vision through the equipping and releasing of intentional grandparents as they intentionally build relationships with the younger generation.
Taking part in Adelaide
St Saviour’s, Glen Osmond will be part of this national grandparent conference online on Saturday 17 September.
It will be held from 8.30 am to 4 pm in the church’s meeting room. The cost is $25 which includes registration, lunch along with morning and afternoon tea (payment on the day).
The conference is being held to help grandparents engage, equip, and encourage them in leaving a faith legacy for others to follow, especially their grandchildren. All are welcome.
Registration through Bobbie Luks [email protected] RSVP 14 September, 2022.
For further information about the conference and its speakers and how to register to attend in NSW, you can download the brochure by clicking here.