Josh Mulvihill is the Executive Director of Church and Family Ministry at Renewanation, which trains children to develop a biblical worldview. Josh has served as a pastor for nearly 20 years, is a founding member of the Legacy Coalition, and has a PhD from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Biblical Grandparenting, Rooted Kids curriculum, Preparing Children for Marriage, and editor of Equipping Grandparents. Josh is married to Jen, they have five children, and live in Minnesota.
Cavin Harper is the Founder and President of the Christian Grandparenting Network and the author of Courageous Grandparenting, Living Your Will, and Wayfinder. He and his wife, Diane are the creators of GrandCamps. Cavin and Diane were married in 1969, have two daughters and nine grandchildren. Their home is in Colorado Springs.
Larry McCall, the director of Walking Like Jesus Ministries, is an ill-deserving sinner saved by God’s amazing grace through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Larry was gripped by God’s saving grace at an early age and had the amazing privilege of being discipled by his Christian parents and by other mentors in his home church. In 1975 Larry married Gladine, his sweetheart since high school days. They have three married children and six much-loved grandchildren. Larry also has had the joy of serving on the pastoral team of Christ’s Covenant Church of Winona Lake, Indiana since 1981. He gets his batteries charged in serving Christ followers through writing, teaching and preaching, helping them see in clear, practical, gospel-centered ways how to pursue Christ and reflect him in daily life. Larry is the author of Walking Like Jesus Did, Loving Your Wife as Christ Loved the Church, and Gospel-Centered Grandparenting.
Jere Vincent communicates with passion and commitment. He has experience in the worlds of higher education and ministry. Jere has over 25 years of church ministry and leadership experience in marriage and family ministries.
Jere is also 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.
Jere is a graduate of Trinity Seminary, he and his wife, Brenda, have two daughters and live in Durham, New Hampshire. Jere and Brenda are active marriage mentors in their local church, sharing their lives with couples preparing for marriage and those going through challenging seasons.
Marty Machowski serves as the Executive Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for 30 years. He is the author of The Ology, a systematic theology for children, Long Story Short, Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God, The Gospel Story Sunday School Curriculum and the companion Gospel Story Children's Bible. Marty is currently writing a devotional for parents to encourage them in the midst of parenting entitled “Parenting First Aid” scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018. Marty enjoys writing "study fiction," a genre he developed that combines Bible study with engaging fiction. Dragon Seed, a novel for teens, and Prepare Him Room, an Advent devotional for families combine these two elements. He and his wife Lois and their six children reside in West Chester Pennsylvania area.
Marc serves as the Lead Pastor of Christ's Covenant Church in Winona Lake, IN. He graduated from Southern Seminary and pastored at a church in Ohio before joining the staff of CCC in 2010. He has served in youth, children, and family ministries for over a decade. He and his wife Stephanie have three children and share a passion to reach the generations coming behind them with the gospel of Christ.
Steve has been involved in pastoral ministry since 1993. Since 2014, he has served as the lead pastor for Sovereign Grace Church Dayton. After serving in two churches in Iowa and Minnesota, Steve had the privilege of attending and graduating from the Sovereign Grace Pastors College in Louisville, KY. After a brief internship, Steve was sent out from Sovereign Grace Church Louisville to lead and care for SGC Dayton. Steve and his wife, Joy, have three adult children. Being Canadian, Steve loves hockey, cheers for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Team Canada, and loves a good cup of coffee.
Kip serves as the Proclamation Pastor at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, where he has served since 2007. He has earned multiple degrees from Grace College and Seminary, and now serves as a professor there as well. Prior to his ministry at WLGBC, Kip and his wife Mary did church planting work in Germany. They have two sons, both of whom were athletes, and whose involvement in sports helped their family answer some of these important questions.
How Does the Gospel Help Solve our Marriage Struggles? | Larry McCall
The gospel is full of life-giving hope and life-changing help as we face struggles in our marriages. Rather than feeling hopeless and helpless in seeing our spouse’s failures – and our own, our eyes are drawn to the limitless, unfailing love that God has for us through Jesus Christ. We already are loved by God, and therefore we are able to love our spouses on our best days and on our worst days. We’ll explore practical applications in marriage to this memorable verse: “We love because He first loved us.”
Compassionate Gospel Parenting | Marty Machowski
Nothing encourages our children in the midst of their failures more than a forgiving, compassionate, loving response from mom or dad. But finding grace for such a response in the midst of a conflict is easier said than done. Most of us parents thought we were patient, until God dropped a few kids into our lives to show us how impatient we can be. It is in remembering God’s compassionate and forgiving response to us that the grace we need is found. God isn’t up in heaven shaking his fist at our parenting failures, he is actively cheering us on. Instead of holding his example over our heads, he compares his love and compassion to the way dads here on earth love their kids. Find fresh grace for your parenting as we explore the message of Psalm 103 – a treasure trove of encouragement for parents and message of grace for the soul.
Grandparents: Building a Gospel Legacy Worth Outliving You | Cavin Harper
One of the most overlooked source of spiritual influence in children’s lives is a grandparent. How do we recapture the Biblical mandate for grandparents in our day and move beyond being “good” grandparents to intentional Gospel-shaped grandparents who leave a legacy worth outliving them for generations to come?