I absolutely am convinced if we in the church were focused on engaging, equipping and encouraging grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith, we will surely see a very positive impact on the children and families in our ministry.
Think about it for a minute. If the average child in your ministry is only at your church every other week on Sundays (as most are), then this means they are only receiving your programming; your ministry for about three hours a month. Times this by twelve months and you have the average child in your ministry for 36 hours a year. Yes, a YEAR!!!
While those 36 hours can, and do, make a difference, they clearly pale in comparison to the number of hours children are being influenced by other things and other people in a year. Even if a child is at your church every Sunday morning and every Wednesday night, this still only adds up to about three hours a week which times out to 156 hours a year. Better than 36 hours by far, but still out of a year is just 156 hours.