Practically our families are made of three generations: grandparents (including great-grandparents), parents, and children/grandchildren. Throughout Scripture and recent research is verifying the significance that the “First Generation” have on the second and specifically the third generation. In this session, we will talk about some practical ways that you can involve grandparents in your specific family ministries. We will discuss building a cross-generational family ministry; the challenges of cross-generational ministry; ways to involve grandparents with their own preschool, children, student, and emerging adult; and ways to involve grandparents in non-familial relationships.
Dennis Wilbanks is married to Nancy. They have 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He is the First Generation Pastor at Kingsland Baptist Church. Originally from Commerce, GA when he was called to vocational ministry at 30. He pastored in GA before they moved to Mims, FL. He pastored, planted churches, and worked with the Florida Baptist Convention during the 25 years they were in Florida. He enjoys life, family, travel, fishing, woodworking, and cooking. He is thankful that Jesus has given him life which is abundant.