As part of the "Longevity Revolution," CPC's 50+ single and married adults are living longer and healthier, unlike previous generations. The Sequoia Ministry offers ways to be fully engaged during our extra years, to make the most of the opportunity to "finish well for the glory of God."
Sequoia's 2023-2024 Theme: "Rediscovering the Biblical Role of Older Adults in the Multi-generational Family."
Much is said throughout the Bible about the parents primary role in transmitting faith to their children and the overarching role of grandparents. Opposing this, our culture in recent times has come up with a "new social contract" of non-interference and autonomy, disconnecting generational ties between children, parents, and grandparents. Recent research shows that the latest generation of church-going parents is generally unaware of the biblical vision. Intergenerational solidarity that used to promote the transmission of faith is crumbling with the societal rise of age discrimination, all adding up to a perfect storm. These days three-quarters of families who have raised their children in the church will find that one or more of their offspring is no longer practicing their faith soon after leaving home. Sequoia's purpose this season is to understand what reasonable responses may be available and regain hope we will see all our children and grandchildren in heaven.
January 21, 2024
Speaker: Dr. Rob Rienow
Never Too Late- Part 1 - Encouraging Faith in Your Adult Child
Dr. Rienow is a seasoned minister focusing on Families and Youth, a church planter, and a conference speaker, including the Legacy Coalition videos and Summit.He is a graduate of Wheaton College, received his M. Div at Trinity International Univ. and D.Min at Gorden Conwell Theological Seminary, and is the author of numerous books, including Never Too Late, Encouraging Faith in Your Adult Child, and Healing Family Relationships, A Guide to Peace and Reconciliation
The following five Sequoia speaker events will consist of Dr. Rienow's talks on selected topics in the areas of his extensive expertise relating to Sequoia's current theme, "The Biblical Role of Older Adults in the Multi-Generational Family."
February 18, 2024 Rob Rienow
Never Too Late- Part 2 - Encouraging Faith in Your Adult Child
March 17, 2024 Rob Rienow
Healing Family Relationships- Part 1
April 21, 2024 Rob Rienow
Healing Family Relationships- Part 2
May 19, 2024 Rob Rienow
How to Pray and Read the Bible with Your Grandchildren