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. He recently retired after serving 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 41 years to his wife, Sandra, and has three married children and seven 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.


Jere Vincent communicates with passion and commitment. He has experience in the worlds of higher education and ministry. Jere has over 20 years of church ministry and leadership experience in marriage and family ministries.

Jere is an anointed bible teacher who uses real world applications of the Word and personal experiences, interwoven with humor and wisdom, to help couples overcome challenges with the direct application of the scriptures. In teaching biblical truths and using his life as an example, he shares the purpose of assisting other believers in developing a vulnerability and transparency with God, which leads to unparalleled intimacy and deeper relationships with their spouse.