Courageous Grandparenting


courageous grandparenting seminar

Sponsored by Family Builders Ministries in partnership Courageous Grandparenting.

The sessions of the Courageous Grandparenting Seminar are built around Scriptural teaching related to grandparenting embodied in Three Biblical Roles…

  • Gatekkeeper
  • Story Teller
  • Blessing Giver

Each session is creatively presented to help grandparents flesh out what it means to be courageously intentional in how we live for Christ and how we teach our grandchildren to live for Christ in today’s world. Here are the titles of the five sessions we use:

  1. Wake Up! Who’s Problem Is It?
  2. Wise Up! The Issachar Factor
  3. Own Up! An Ordained Partnership (Adult Children)
  4. Speak Up! Unleashing the Power of Spoken Blessing
  5. Live Up! A Legacy Worth Outliving You
  6. Size Up! Untangling the Technology Web

Seminar Presenter – Dr. Glenn Havumaki, DMin


Glenn has been ministering to older adults since 1976. Prior to retirement he served as Director of Christian Ministries and Lead Chaplain for 35 years at The Elim Park Baptist Home in Cheshire, CT. Glenn is the author of the book, Trashed or Treasured: A Short Practical Theology of Aging, which won Second Place in the Theology Category of the 2012 Christian Choice Book Awards.  He has been married for 44 years to his wife, Sandra, and has three married children and eight grandchildren. Since his retirement, he and Sandy have been Certified Partners with the Christian Grandparenting Network (CGN) and trained to lead the Courageous Grandparenting Seminar.  They are also Ambassadors for the Legacy Coalition: Grandparenting Matters.

The Grandmother Gathering


Speaking Topics

The Biblical role of a Grandparent

Dealing with Relationship Problems in Your Family

Sharing the Gospel with your Grandchildren

Praying for your Grandchildren’s character

Blessing your Grandchildren


When you hardly see them

Grand parenting teens

Practical tips on sharing Jesus with little ones

Intentional prayer using scriptures 

New Durham, New Hampshire