Posts By Andrea Lohman

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10 Tips for Tackling Toddler and Twos Parenting

The first years of parenting often go much faster than parents expect. In the blink of an eye, tiny infants turn into walking, talking toddlers. The growth and changes that God brings to an infant in the span of two years is truly marvelous. But there’s little time for parents to stop and admire these…

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Teaching the Faith: Preschool Style

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 When I think about describing preschoolers, two words come to mind: experimenters and explorers. Kids between the ages of three and five are on a never-ending quest to discover God’s world and…

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Together in Service

A unique mission team stood at the front of church as the pastor prayed for God’s blessings to be upon the upcoming mission experience. The youngest member of the team was 10 years old and the oldest was 65. There were two families with elementary school children, a few young nurses, a retired couple, and…

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A Ministry Lifeline for New Parents

When a newborn baby comes into the world, the parents’ lives change forever. I remember experienced parents telling me and my husband this exact thing when we were expecting our first daughter. I felt like people were trying to prepare us for a harrowing experience. As we progressed in our parenting, we both agreed that…

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Making the VBS Checklist Work for You

The publishers have rolled out their VBS curriculums for summer 2015. If you do a quick online search, you will find neatly organized checklists letting you know everything you need to do in order to have a successful summer VBS program. Do you ever look at those lists and wonder how in the world you…

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Celebrating with All Ages

What role does age play in your ministry? Many churches routinely divide into age-based groups for Bible studies, social outings, outreach opportunities, and the like. While age-based groups are logical in many situations, we think that it’s time to mix things up! Intentionally bringing together members of various ages for ministry work in the church…

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Never Ending Thanks

Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 We are incredibly blessed by God! We thank him for many, many things, but most especially for sending his Son, Jesus Christ, to live, die, and rise again for us. This gift of Jesus’ saving love is greater than anything we can describe. In…

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