Mission-Minded Families with Ann Dunagan

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Be Encouraged as a Christian Mom -- in Prayer, Passion, Perspective, Parenting, Priorities, Progress, Purpose (7 "P's in a POD") -- with Ann Dunagan, Mom of 7 and Mission-Minded author at Harvest Ministry - Daring Daughters.

Episode Date
Q - Why care for the UNREACHED?
06:27

What about people who have never heard the Gospel?

This week, we're focusing on needs of the world and the importance of compassion, from a Biblical and mission-minded perspective. In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan answers,

"Why should we care for the UNREACHED?"

Dec 07, 2021
Q - Why is forgiveness so important?
05:43

With encouragement and Biblical help, Ann Dunagan shares in this Quick Question about the importance of forgiveness.

Dec 06, 2021
Q - Why care for the POOR?
06:33

 

This week, we're focusing on needs of the world and the importance of compassion, from a Biblical and mission-minded perspective. In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan answers,

"Why should we care for the POOR?"

Dec 03, 2021
Q - Will you PRAY for missions?
05:35

Quick Questions -- Will you pray for missions?

Dec 02, 2021
Q - Will you GIVE with sacrifice?
07:12

Jim Elliot said, "He is no fool who gives what He cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." In today's Quick Questions, Ann Dunagan brings a challenge about giving with SACRIFICE. Recommended resources include Foxes Book of Martyrs, The Voice of the Martyrs, and Jesus Freaks, and Bible focus is Luke 18:22-23.

 

Dec 01, 2021
Q - Do you FEAR the teenage years?
06:10

This week, we're focusing on how to face your FEARS with FAITH, by the power of God's Word and prayer. Today, we're looking at  being fearful for the teenage years. This is nothing to joke and worry about, but a season of parenting that requires solid trust and warrior faith. 

Oct 26, 2021
Philippians 4: Aiming Our Arrows - for the Bulls-Eye
26:51

As we finish up our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Philippians, we're looking at Chapter 4, which is filled with some of the most encouraging scriptures:

  • Rejoice in the Lord, always...
  • Be anxious for nothing...
  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me . . . 
  • And my God shall supply all my needs. . . 

Also, we're looking at Aiming our Children as Arrows, specifically to HIT the bulls-eye of God's purpose for their lives, not on the NO-side of legalism, but on the YES-side of God's LIFE!

 

Oct 21, 2021
Philippians 3: Aiming our Arrows - for Heaven!
27:51

As we continue our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Philippians, we're in Chapter 3, with a focus on relying on God's grace not our own works, living for heaven, and knowing God personally.

We talk about weeping for the lost, praying earnestly for people who need Jesus, and aiming our children as ARROWS for God. In this lesson, we focus on a 3rd part of an arrow, the SHAFT (which needs to be straight and solid), representing the solid WORD OF GOD.

Two key verses from Philippians 3:

  • "I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord..."  (verse 8) and
  • "that I may gain Christ and be found in Him..." (verse 9).  
Oct 20, 2021
Philippians 2: Aiming our Arrows - to walk with God
27:03

In today's episode, we're continuing our verse-by-verse Bible study going through the Book of Philippians, in Chapter 2, verses 1-30. We talk about the surrendered life of Jesus, coming to earth and going to the CROSS out of love for this world, and raising our children to follow His example.

Key thoughts include the power of the Name of Jesus (and teaching our kids to pray "in Jesus' Name"), living lives with self-sacrifice and total surrender to God, obeying God when no one is looking, and as a mission-minded family, the importance of honoring those who have sacrificed for the sake of the Gospel.

We also look at the 2nd part of the ARROW, the 3-vein "fletching," which allows the arrow to spin in flight with accuracy and stability -- representing the importance of training our children to have a personal living and vibrant relationship with our God (the Trinity): God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under th earth, and that every tongue shold confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." --Philippians 2:10-11

"Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure." --Philippians 1:12-13

Oct 19, 2021
Philippians 1: Aiming our Arrows - without Fear
27:19

In today's episode, we're beginning a brand-new Bible study, starting verse-by-verse through the Book of Philippians, Chapter 1, verses 1-30. Key thoughts include being "BONDSERVANTS" of Christ and "SAINTS" (verse 1), living by God's GRACE (verses 2 and 6), and living everyday for God's GLORY (verse 11). Special focus is also about living with NO FEAR, and raising our children to be ARROWS for God.

"Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." ---Philippians 1:6

(Full-length episode -- 27 minutes) 

Oct 18, 2021
Psalm 91 (#3) - PARENTING by Faith not Fear
27:01

Ann Dunagan concludes our Bible study in Psalm 91, with our third message focusing on PARENTING by Faith not Fear.

Oct 15, 2021
Psalm 91 (#2) - PARENTING by Faith not Fear
27:05

Today, Ann encourages busy-at-home moms with a Bible study in Psalm 91:6-12 and a practical focus on PARENTING by Faith not Fear (part 2).

Oct 13, 2021
Psalm 91 (#1) - PARENTING by Faith not Fear
27:02

How can you live by FAITH, not be FEAR. Learn keys for mission-minded parenting with Ann Dunagan, mom of 7 and author of The Mission-Minded Family.

Oct 11, 2021
Let's SHINE! - PASSION to be a Witness in October (II Cor. 5:20)
27:03

Be encouraged as Ann Dunagan shares practical ideas for busy moms and families, about being ambassadors for Jesus Christ and having a passion to be a witness for Jesus, especially during the month of October.

This episode's Bible teaching is from II Corinthians 5:17-21, focusing on the phrase, "Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us..." Highlights also include sharing the "Pumpkin Gospel" or Pumpkin evangelism (by Angie Tolpin -- FREE download at - http://angietolpin.com ), using the carving of a pumpkin to share the good news of God's salvation. 

Oct 06, 2021
Harvest & Halloween - PERSPECTIVES of a Mission-Minded Mom (Matthew 9)
27:00

Today's mission-minded focus is PERSPECTIVES about Harvest and Halloween from Matthew 9:35-39.

Ann Dunagan shares from her heart as a Christian mom about how to "deal with" October 31st -- from a biblical and historical perspective, focusing on the need for "Harvest" and being a light for Jesus in this dark and needy world.

Oct 04, 2021
Interview on Revive Our Hearts (#3 of 3) with Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Wolgemuth)
26:25

In this final Mission-Minded Families interview on Revive Our Hearts (hosted by Nancy Leigh DeMoss - now Mrs. Nancy Wolgemuth), Ann Dunagan talks with Nancy about family stories and the importance of raising our children as arrows for God's purposes. Topics include balancing missions and motherhood, releasing our kids to God, and wholehearted surrender to the Lord. 

Jul 23, 2021
Interview on Revive Our Hearts (#2 of 3) with Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Wolgemuth)
27:16

"I was naked and you clothed me . . . "

On today's episode, we're featuring Ann Dunagan's interview with Nancy Leigh DeMoss - Now Mrs. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth on Revive Our Hearts (part 2 of 3). The focus is encouraging Mission-Minded Families, and having a heart of compassion for orphans and the poor, highlighting the words of Jesus, "I was naked and you clothed Me..."

Jul 21, 2021
Interview on Revive Our Hearts (#1 of 3) -- With Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Wolgemuth)
26:17

In this previously recorded interview with Revive Our Hearts (an international women's radio ministry hosted by Nancy Leigh DeMoss - now Mrs. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth), Ann Dunagan shares the vision for Mission-Minded Families. This session, Part 1 of 3, is focused on "Releasing Your Children's Talents." As parents, let's remember that "Missions is not just for missionaries; God's call is for all."

Jul 19, 2021
Mission-Minded Families - on FamilyLife #3
28:24
Jul 16, 2021
Mission-Minded Families - on FamilyLife #2
24:13
Jul 14, 2021
Mission-Minded Families - on FamilyLife #1
25:17

Are you mission minded? Today, international missionary Ann Dunagan recalls what first drew her toward missions and talks about the privilege of taking part in the Great Commission. Hear how her family of nine is reaching out to the lost across the globe. (This episode is Ann's Mission-Minded Families interview with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine, as recorded on FamilyLife Today.)

Jul 12, 2021
Q - What is ROCK SOLID?
04:36

In this mini-episode, Ann shares about ROCK SOLID, an online discipleship training course, especially for families (or small groups and churches) with youth or older children. The training includes 12 weeks of some Big-Basics in Christianity, with PDF worksheets and optional videos. All are completely free and available at http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/rock-solid

Jun 04, 2021
Q - What is a Mission-Minded HUDDLE?
05:13

In this mini episode, Ann Dunagan explains the vision for a Mission-Minded HUDDLE. It's a weekly video call, similar to a Mastermind group, for Christian women who are wanting authentic friendships, with a focus on God's Great Commission.

Download the instruction PDF -- http://tinyurl.com/huddle-pdf

Request to join our private "Daring Daughters EPIC Facebook group" to connect with other mission-minded Christian women -https://www.facebook.com/groups/580355072027609

May 28, 2021
Q - What do TRIBAL religions believe? (from a Christian mission-minded perspective)
09:12

How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan shares an introduction about Tribal Religions beliefs (also known as "Animism"), from a Christian mission-minded worldview. 

 

  • Here is "Highlights of World Religions" from  Teaching With God's Heart for the World, Volume 2, (by Ann Dunagan) which includes several pages about understanding Tribal/Animism and explaining this religious belief to young people,from a Christian mission-minded perspective. Included are basic beliefs, how to pray for people from remote tribal religions, and encouraging spiritual caution and prayer when learning about ancient religions -- introduced through popular family movies (such as Pocahontas, Moana, Avatar, or The Lion King), or in historical displays honoring ancient cultures and native religious practices. 

Recommended mission books:

  • Eternity in their Hearts by Don Richardson
  • Peace Child, by Don Richardson
  • Bruchko, by Bruce Olsen

 

 

 

May 20, 2021
Q - What do MUSLIMS believe? (from a Christian mission-minded perspective)
06:48

How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this 7-minute episode, Ann Dunagan shares a (very) brief introduction to Islam, from a Christian worldview. 

 

 

  • Check The Voice of the Martyrs at http://persecution.com for many stories of people who have surrendered to Jesus from a Muslim upbringing, who are now willing to suffer and be persecuted and even to die for their faith in Jesus.

 

 

May 19, 2021
Q - What do BUDDHISTS believe? (from a Christian mission-minded perspective)
09:51

How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan shares a brief (9-minute) introduction to Buddhism, from a Christian worldview. 

 

 

  • Check The Voice of the Martyrs at http://persecution.com for many stories of people who have surrendered to Jesus from a Buddhist upbringing, who are now willing to suffer and be persecuted and even to die for their faith in Jesus.

 

  • Here's our wonderful national missionary friend in Asia, Haran, (who is also a NETS minister with Harvest Ministry) who preaches the Gospel to people from the Buddhist faith, Reach Himalaya Ministries, with many inspiring stories. 

  

 

And also, two good books are:

  • So What's the Difference? By Fritz Ridenour
  • Jesus in a New Age, Dalai Lama World (Defending and Sharing Christ with Buddhists), By M. Tsering

 

May 18, 2021
Q - What do HINDUS believe? (from a Christian mission-minded perspective)
07:06

How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this 7-minute episode, Ann Dunagan shares a (very) brief introduction to Hinduism, from a Christian worldview. 

 

 

  • Check The Voice of the Martyrs at http://persecution.com for many stories of people who have surrendered to Jesus from a Hindu upbringing, who are now willing to suffer and be persecuted and even to die for their faith in Jesus.

 

  • Here's our wonderful national missionary friend in Asia, Haran, (who is also a NETS minister with Harvest Ministry) who preaches the Gospel to people from the Hindu faith, Reach Himalaya Ministries, with many inspiring stories. 

 

May 17, 2021
Q - What is the "Great Commission"?
04:41

At Mission-Minded Families, we have books (for parents and children), podcasts, online training courses, live events, and more, for helping your family for God's Great Commission.

What does the phrase, "Great Commission" actually mean, and what are some resources at Mission-Minded Families for helping Christian parents to focus on it? Ann Dunagan answers this in a quick Q & A.

May 12, 2021
Q - Why did you choose homeschooling?
05:43

The Dunagan family has been homeschooling all seven of their children, K-12, for over 27 years. In this quick Q & A, Ann Dunagan shares a few reasons why her family chose homeschooling for their children's education.

May 11, 2021
Q - Why GO overseas for missions, when we have so many needs at home?
04:31

In this mini-episode, Ann tackles one of the biggest questions about world missions: "Why GO overseas when we have so many needs here at home?". The episode includes an introduction to UPG's (Unreached People Groups) and also a spiritually needy area of the world called the 10/40 Window.  This episode includes an excerpt from Ann's book, The Mission-Minded Child.

May 10, 2021
Q - Do you FEAR what others think about you?
05:09

In today's QUICK QUESTION, we're addressing the FEAR of what others think. Living with a focus on the opinions of others is a trap and a snare. The Bible calls it the FEAR OF MAN (or of people). Learn how to address this FEAR, through the power of the Word of God and by FAITH. 

Apr 29, 2021
TITUS (#3b) - MAINTAIN Good Works - Titus 3:8-15
27:02

In this episode, we're completing our study through the book of Titus, today in Titus 3:8-15. The focus is how to MAINTAIN good works. How do we keep doing what God has called for us to do? How do we even go beyond the maintenance-mode of cultural Christianity and truly ENJOY loving and serving the Lord?

Two key verses are 3:8, "be careful to maintain good works" and 3:14, "and learn to maintain good works." 

We're not saved by our self-efforts or by merely doing good things, but God does have "good works" prepared for us to do for His kingdom and His glory. 

Apr 28, 2021
(Verses Only) - Titus 3
02:46

This 2 1/2 minute "Pure Words to Ponder" is Titus Chapter 3, verses 1-15 (NKJV), with no commentary, read by Ann Dunagan. This audio can be helpful for studying these verses, thinking about this scripture in context, or memorizing.

Apr 27, 2021
TITUS (#3a) - Be PREPARED (Titus 3:1-7)
27:01

As we continue our verse-by-verse Bible study, today in Titus 3:1-7, our focus is being prepared for every good work, by putting our hope in God's grace and the blood of Jesus Christ. This edition includes an introduction to The Scarlet Cord, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus (a concise call to world missions, by Jon & Ann Dunagan, available as a FREE eBook download -- http://harvestministry.org/the-scarlet-cord -- listen for details and the DISCOUNT CODE on the podcast). 

Highlights in this episode include teaching about daring to OBEY (including an encouragement to wives about attitudes at home), to be READY for every good work, to be SWEET, to be free from sin, and to be full of HOPE. 

Titus 3:1 "...to be ready for every good work."

The Q & A section is addresses a few questions from a mom in Oregon -- about discontentment, comparison, and how to work together as a husband and wife.

Apr 26, 2021
TITUS (#2b) - ZEALOUS for Good Works - (Ch. 2:9-15)
26:52

In this episode, our focus is a mission-minded Bible study in the second-half of Titus Chapter 2, (verses 9-15). Highlights include a few quotes from Elisabeth Elliot, plus a Bible study focus on "exhorting" moms, God's grace and salvation through Jesus, keeping a focus on eternity, and being ZEALOUS for good works.

Following our verse-by-verse study, Ann Dunagan also addresses several practical questions from real-life moms from Louisiana, Indiana, and Washington.

"Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people zealous for good works" (Titus 2:13-14).

 

Apr 21, 2021
(Verses Only) - Titus 2
02:42

This 3 minute "Pure Words to Ponder" is Titus Chapter 2, verses 1-15 (NKJV), with no commentary, read by Ann Dunagan. This audio can be helpful for studying these Bible verses, thinking about this scripture in context, or memorizing.

Apr 20, 2021
TITUS (#2a) - Doing GOOD as a Mom - (Ch.2:1-9)
27:01

As we continue our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Titus, today beginning chapter 2, Ann Dunagan discusses the balance between DOING GOOD as busy-at-home moms (in raising and loving our children and families) along with having a passionate heart for the needs of the world. Are we called to love the Lord, or to raise our little ones? Or is it possible to do both? 

A key verse is Titus 2:7 which says, "in all things, showing yourself to be a pattern of good works..." 

Be sure to see our "P.A.S.S.I.O.N. & Clarity Course for Women" - with training videos, PDF downloads and personal assessment tests -- all FREE. https://missionmindedfamilies.org 

Apr 19, 2021
TITUS (#1b) -- Your P.A.S.S.I.O.N. (Ch.1:10-16)
26:55

In this second episode in the series, Ann Dunagan goes verse by verse through the second half of Titus 1. The focus is not only KNOWING GOD, but obeying Him, being submitted to God, keeping our hearts pure and doing the good works (by Grace) that God has called for us to do. 

The podcast also focuses on finding your "PASSION" for God's purposes, looking through an acronym, P.A.S.S.I.O.N. along with Q & A's from real-life moms. 

Here's a link to the course recommended (FREE)  https://missionmindedfamilies.org

Apr 14, 2021
(Verses Only) - Titus 1
03:00

This 3 minute "Pure Words to Ponder" is Titus Chapter 1, verses 1-16 (NKJV), with no commentary, read by Ann Dunagan. This audio can be helpful for studying these Bible verses, thinking about this scripture in context, or memorizing. 

Apr 13, 2021
Titus (#1a) -- Your MISSION (Ch.1:1-9)
27:00

In this episode, we look at the overall theme of the Book of Titus, starting with the first half of Chapter 1 (verse-by-verse, going through Titus 1:1-9). Ann Dunagan shares practical insight for busy-at-home moms, with a practical focus on finding a MISSION statement for your life, and followed by Q & A's from moms.

A key verse is Titus 1:5, "...that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I have commanded you."  

Learn how this verse can relate to you as a busy mom learning to train your kids to seek God personally in their lives. 

Apr 12, 2021
Q - Will you GO?
07:07

The Great Commission in Mark 16:15 tells us, "Go into all the WORLD and preach the Gospel."

This word WORLD in the Greek is "Kosmos" which not only refers to geographic location, but into every sphere of society. Will you GO into your sphere with the Good News of Jesus?

Apr 05, 2021
Proverbs 31 (#6) - PRAYER and the Fear of God
27:03

In this episode, we are concluding our 6-week study through Proverbs 31, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Our focus is PRAYER, and living with the Fear of God in our lives. "Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fear the Lord shall be praised.."  

Ladies, let's spend time with the Lord in PRAYER (drawing near in fellowship, because of the blood of Jesus, by grace and through faith), but let's also remember He is an Almighty, All-powerful GOD to be FEARED with Awe and Respect.

Mar 31, 2021
Proverbs 31 (#5) - PROGRESS for God's Purposes
26:57

Do you sometimes wake up feeling weak, grumpy and inadequate? Today, we're continuing our study on Proverbs 31 from a Mission-Minded Perspective, today we are in verses 24 through 27, focusing on fruitfulness in your life and making PROGRESS for the LORD from the inside-out. 

Proverbs 31:25 tells us, "Strength and honor are her clothing and she will rejoice in time to come." Let's clothe ourselves with God's strength and God's grace . . . and live in JOY as God's virtuous mission-minded women!

Mar 29, 2021
Proverbs 31 (#4) - PASSION for your Marriage and Home
26:47

Join Ann Dunagan as we continue with our 4th lesson in Proverbs 31, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Today, we're in verses 18-23 -- with a focus on having a PASSION for your Marriage and Home -- plus a bit extra about living by faith not fear and being a warrior in prayer, not a worrier. 

Mar 22, 2021
Q - What is the Wordless Book?
05:42

This week, our Quick Question focus is introducing your family to some simple Gospel-sharing tools (along with some wonderful global-impacting ministries). Today, our focus is introducing you to the Wordless Book, a simple tool (using the colors: black, red, white, gold, and green) to share the Gospel. Included in this episode is an introduction to the wonderful worldwide ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, reaching children all over the globe.

Mar 19, 2021
Proverbs 31 (#3) - PRIORITIES of a Grace-Empowered Mom
27:02

Today, we're continuing our Bible study in Proverbs 31. Join Ann Dunagan as she will encourage you from God's Word. We're learning about The Virtuous Woman, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Our focus is on PRIORITIES of a mom and being empowered and strengthened by God's grace.

Mar 15, 2021
Proverbs 31 (#2) - PASSION for the Poor.
27:00

Continuing our study about Proverbs 31 from a Mission-Minded Perspective. THis week, our focus is having compassion and generosity for the POOR and being obedient to "Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth and judge righteously and PLEED the cause of the poor and needy."

Ann Dunagan addresses these needs with a practical focus, especially for the busy-at-home mom and her family. What could you do? How can you help? Come listen and be encouraged!

Mar 08, 2021
Proverbs 31 (#1) - A Mom's Advice (about alcohol and personal convictions)
27:25

In this episode, Ann Dunagan introduces the first, but lesser-known godly woman referred to in Proverbs 31: it's the MOTHER, who is giving strong council to her son, as he prepares to become a king.

As we begin this new 6-week series on Proverbs 31, we discuss the importance of teaching biblical and personal convictions to our children and teenagers and having a high standard of love and example as Mission-Minded Families.

As we study Proverbs 31:1-5, we consider the strong testimony of Missionary Hero and Olympic Gold Medalist, Eric Liddell (and his personal conviction about not running on Sunday), along with a personal conviction regarding drinking alcohol - including five good reasons for Mission-Minded Families to abstain.

Mar 01, 2021
Q: How can a busy mom focus on missions, with little kids?
03:56

Question from a mom in Oregon:

"A big question for me is, how do you have a focus on missions when you are in the trenches with a lot of littles?"

Ann Dunagan answers this question by encouraging moms in the value of their role, and how they can be a part of the big-epic mission, even with little ones. 

 

Feb 09, 2021
Keys for Moms from the Lord's PRAYER (Matthew 6)
27:00

How can we pray more effectively as busy moms? Ann Dunagan looks at strategic keys for busy moms from the Lord's PRAYER -- from Matthew 6:9-13. How did Jesus teach us to pray? How can we pray more effectively? How can we be more honest before God in prayer?  Join Ann for this week's episode of Mission-Minded Families.  

Note:  Bible memory pictures (teaching pages and flash cards) are available for these verses of The Lord's Prayer -- at http://daringdaughters.org/bible-pictures and also on iTunes.

Feb 08, 2021
Q - What is an “EPIC” new year?
03:15

Our focus for this new year is the word, "EPIC." 

In this quick Q & A, Ann Dunagan shares what this #oneword is all about for Mission-Minded Families, including an acronym for "E.P.I.C."

Here's our New Year's Life-Planning Guide <<< 

One-year Bible Reading Chart <<<

 

 

Jan 18, 2021
PREPARATION for an EPIC New Year!
27:01

How would you like your everyday life to be a part of God's EPIC and eternal story?

Come join us at Mission-Minded Families as we're getting ready for an "EPIC" new year --

Empowered everyday by God's Holy Spirit,

Preparing for God's Purposes,

Impacting others, all over the world, for the Glory of God, and

Connecting with those CRAZY God-dreams He's hidden in your heart (and connecting with a Christian community -- to help see your dreams coming true!)

Find us online at Mission-Minded Families -- http://missionmindedfamilies.org

Request to join our Private Facebook Group for Mission-Minded Women -- at http://missionmindedwomen.org

Join our New Year series -- with Life-Planning Guide and more... http://missionmindedfamilies.org/2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 15, 2021
SURRENDER to Jesus for an EPIC New Year!
25:16

Today's lesson continues our series about how to have an "EPIC" New Year. "E" stands for being EMPOWERED everyday by God's Holy Spirit, and that begins by totally surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ.

Much of today's lesson comes from one of our ROCK SOLID Discipleship Course lessons, all about "How do I LIVE for God? And how do I share my faith?" We're talking about the importance of living with total SURRENDER to Jesus, making Him the LORD of every area, and the importance of our personal testimony.

 

Life-Planning Course for the New Year

Jan 14, 2021
Q - What are reflection & projection questions for 2021
05:23

As you're planning for a new year, here are a few reflection and projection questions . . . for looking back and looking forward. 

 

Here's our 2021 New Year's Life-Planning Guide <<< 

One-year Bible Reading Chart <<<

Jan 13, 2021
Life-Planning for 2021 -- with FREE online course
26:54

This episode focuses on seeking God for His GOALS and PLANS for the new year, from a mission-minded perspective.  

Are you ready for a New Year?  Come join Ann Dunagan for a Life-Planning series for 2021 -- with videos, worksheets, assessments, and a community of Mission-Minded Women to encourage you.  You can download the 20-page guide, to help you step-by-step -- and the online training is FREE!!!

Focus your life for God's Purposes!

At Mission-Minded Families, we want to help you to live everyday, 24/7, for eternity and God’s glory. This Prayer Guide will help you to review this past year as you look forward to the next year, prayerfully considering your personal, family, ministry and mission priorities.

Jan 11, 2021
AudioBook #09 - The Mission-Minded Family (Ch. 9)
01:09:17

In this final chapter of The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny, author Ann Dunagan shares practical encouragement and ideas for traveling and going overseas for missions and ministry. Included are Questions and Answers, Practical travel tips for families with children, stories and testimonies, plus ideas for both short-term and long-term missionary service for families.

Chapter 9: You Can Go.

75 minutes.

Dec 29, 2020
AudioBook #08 - The Mission-Minded Family (Ch. 8)
48:20

Listen as author Ann Dunagan reads from her book, The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny.

Chapter 8 - Mission-Minded Ministry Ideas

In this chapter, you'll be inspired with many different ministry ideas that you and your children can do together, from puppet skits, drama, object lessons, testimonies, and using your skills and interests. 

48 minutes

Dec 28, 2020
AudioBook #07 - The Mission-Minded Family (Ch. 7)
34:22

Listen as author Ann Dunagan reads from her book, The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny.

Chapter 7 -- Missions and Family Finances

In this chapter, you'll learn more about how missionaries trust God and raise support for the work of the ministry they're called to do, and also how every family can step out in faith to give to the Lord's work.

34 minutes

 

 

Dec 22, 2020
AudioBook #06 - The Mission-Minded Family (Ch. 6)
49:43

Listen as author Ann Dunagan reads from her book, The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny.

Chapter 5 - Becoming Prayer Champions

This chapter focused on intercessory prayer as a mission-minded family: how to pray effectively for others and how to train your children in a powerful life of prayer.

50 minutes.

Dec 21, 2020
AudioBook #05 - The Mission-Minded Family (Ch. 5)
34:15

Listen as author, Ann Dunagan, reads through her book, The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny.

In this chapter, many international holidays are introduced, month by month, as helpful learning ideas for your family to pray for relevant global mission needs all throughout the year.

34 minutes.

Dec 18, 2020
AudioBook #04 - The Mission-Minded Family (Ch. 4)
01:14:41

Listen as author Ann Dunagan reads from her book The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny.

This extensive chapter focuses on an overview of famous Missionary Heroes, with specific focus on how these global-impacting ministers cared for their own families, including both positive and negative examples. What can we learn from the various ways these missionary heroes handled the difficult missions-family balance? Included are "Family Friendly Resources" to share these heroes with your own kids, along with excerpts, quotes, "Mission-Minded Monologue Skits" and vital personal lessons to apply to our parenting today.

75 minutes.

 

Dec 17, 2020
AudioBook #03 - The Mission-Minded Family (Ch. 3)
19:25

Listen as author Ann Dunagan reads from her book, The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny.

Chapter 3 - Divine Tension for Our Family Bow

19.5 minutes

Dec 16, 2020
AudioBook #02 - The Mission-Minded Family (Ch. 2)
37:30

Listen as author Ann Dunagan reads through her book, The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny

Chapter 2: 3 Powerful Dynamics of a Mission-Minded Family:

  • Dynamic #1 - A Mission-Minded Family is Focused on Eternity
  • Dynamic #2 - A Mission-Minded Family Lives in SUB-mission
  • Dynamic #3 - A Mission-Minded Family is Strategically Aimed

37 minutes

Dec 15, 2020
AudioBook #01 - The Mission-Minded Family (Ch. 1)
10:18

Listen as author Ann Dunagan reads from her book, The Mission-Minded Family:

Chapter 1 - Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny

10 minutes

Dec 14, 2020
AudioBook #00b - The Mission-Minded Family (Intro)
15:17

Listen, as author Ann Dunagan reads from her book, The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny:

Introduction: What is a Mission-Minded Family?

15.16 minutes

Dec 11, 2020
AudioBook #00a - The Mission-Minded Family (Prelim)
07:25

Listen to author Ann Dunagan as she reads from her book, The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny.

Preliminary material: Back cover, Forward, and How to Use this book

7.5 minutes

Dec 10, 2020
AudioBook Sample - The Mission-Minded Family
04:58

Listen to a sample of The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny, by Author, Ann Dunagan.

4.41 minutes.

Dec 09, 2020
Q - What is Operation Christmas Child?
06:07

 

This week, our Quick Question focus is introducing your family to some simple Gospel-sharing tools (along with some wonderful global-impacting ministries). Today, our focus is introducing you to Operation Christmas Child, with Samaritan's Purse. You and our kids can fill up a shoe-box and help share the Gospel with children in another country across the globe. 

Dec 01, 2020
Q - What are child-raising keys for new parents?
05:52

This question comes from a young couple from FINLAND, just expecting their first baby: What are a few parenting keys, as we're just starting our family? Ann shares from a recent video call from this precious mission-minded couple from Europe.

Resources mentioned:

Redeeming Childbirth with Angie Tolpin, known as The Courageous Mom (book and blog for pregnancy and delivery, and a new Christian postpartum course). http://RedeemingChildbirth.com

I Peter 2:2 

Sep 30, 2020
Q: What if I feel like a failure as a mom?
03:55

Question from a mom in South Carolina:

"How can I come against feelings of failure as a mom?

Ann Dunagan responds to this question by sharing about the difference between conviction from the Lord and condemnation of the enemy, with encouragement to come against guilt with assurance in God's grace.

Sep 24, 2020
3 Powerful Dynamics of a Mission-Minded Family
27:17

In today's episode, Ann shares three powerful dynamics of a Mission-Minded Family: focusing on ETERNITY, living in SUB-mission to God -- including a Dunagan family mission story about smuggling Bibles into China -- and being STRATEGICALLY aimed.

Children's book: The Whole World Needs Jesus

The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny is available from Amazon, Christian Book Distributers, and Mission-Minded Families -- http://missionmindedfamilies.org 

 

 

May 29, 2020
Highlights from OWN YOUR LIFE, by Sally Clarkson
34:03

Note: In preparation for an upcoming women's book club and Bible study in my home, I recorded my own personal favorite quotes and selections from the first half of OWN YOUR LIFE, a Christian book by Sally Clarkson, which I highly recommend. 

This audio recording was created for my own personal book study (in preparation for teaching a group of women who are going through this book). I decided to upload this recording to help other leaders to also prepare themselves to lead a study through this book. The audio is almost completely (perhaps 98%) exact word-for-word quotes, all in order, read from the first half of the book (from the INTRO through the end of CHAPTER 6) with an exception of a couple brief moments where I summarized a theme of a particular chapter to help understand a given selection.

These selections are simply quotes, highlighted sections and Bible verses, all from OWN YOUR LIFE, that personally stood out to me. (by Ann Dunagan). 

May 25, 2020
Psalm 119 in 19 minutes
18:57

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. The chapter is divided into 22 sections, one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet, with 8 verses in each section, and every verse is about God's Word. This is a wonderful section of the Bible to listen to. Each section is less than one minute and the whole chapter takes 19 minutes. (Bible verses are from the NKJV, read by Ann Dunagan).

Apr 24, 2020
Q - What about Easter?
08:26

In today's episode, we're looking at the celebration and holiday of Easter, or Resurrection Sunday. Is it okay to decorate Easter Eggs or to take kids to an Easter Egg hunt?  How can we teach our children about the true meaning of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?  And at this time of the year, how can we redeem culture to share the Gospel with people who need God's salvation? What are fun ideas to impact your community for Jesus during this Easter season.

Follow our Good Friday / Easter Series:  http://harvestministry.org/tag/good-friday

Recommended movie about the Ressurection: Risen

Apr 03, 2020
Q - What about Good Friday?
06:03

In today's episode, we're looking at why this day when we remember Christ's death on the CROSS is called "Good" Friday. What is the importance of Good Friday and what are some ideas to teach our children about the death of Jesus on the Cross?

Good Friday series: http://harvestministry.org/tag/good-friday

FREE book - The Scarlet Cord: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus

Apr 02, 2020
Q - What about the Passover?
09:34

In today's quick question, you'll learn about the beautiful Jewish holiday of the Passover, and all the symbolism that points to JESUS, along with fun ideas to teach your children about how the Passover teaches us about God's salvation and how Jesus is our Messiah and Passover Lamb. 

Apr 01, 2020
Mission Report from Ireland with Mark Dunagan
29:50

On today's episode, 21-year-old Mark Dunagan shares about his first "solo" mission trip, sharing the Gospel across the Republic of Ireland.

Mar 13, 2020
Q - What about St. Patrick's Day?
10:09

In this 10-minute episode, we learn all about St. Patrick's Day from a Christian mission-minded perspective. Who was the real-life Missionary to Ireland, named Patrick? What does it mean to be a "Saint"? 

Learn more at http://harvestministry.org/patrick

 

Mar 12, 2020
Q: How can I guard my marriage as a busy mom?
04:23

A busy mom asks,

"How can I guard my marriage, when I'm so busy with little ones?"

In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan answers this question with encouragement about the priority of marriage in our busy lives as moms.

Feb 14, 2020
A Mom's PASSION for God's Word: Psalm 23
27:01

Get inspired and encouraged to get into God's Word, the Bible. Ann Dunagan, mom of 7 and author of The Mission-Minded Family shares practical ideas for busy moms, without condemnation.

NOTE: Bible memory picture cards are available (FREE -- in PDF files) for Psalm 23 at http://daringdaughters.org/bible-pictures

Jan 06, 2020
Q: How can I get my husband to PRAY with me?
04:17

A mom named Jenny from Washington state asks, "How can I get my husband to pray with me?" Ann Dunagan addresses this question for mission-minded families. How can we encourage our husband to be the spiritual leader he's called to be? 

Psalm 133:1-3 "Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity..."

Matthew 6 "When you pray . . . go into your room and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place..."

 

 

 

 

Aug 21, 2019
Q: Can we encourage missions, from the womb?
04:00

In this 4-minute mini-podcast, a mom asks,

"How can we begin to prepare our hearts to raise a mission-minded child, when we're expecting a baby? Can we begin during pregnancy?"

Aug 16, 2019
“The Mission-Minded Child” - (Ch.1-2) - Releasing Your Kids to God
26:47

In today's episode, Ann Dunagan shares from PART 1 of her book, The Mission-Minded Child: Raising a New Generation to Fulfill God's Purpose, including "Releasing Your Child to God" (Chapter 1) and "Raising Your Child for God" (Chapter 2).

The Mission-Minded Child is the first book in our 3-part "basic-foundation-set" for Mission-Minded Families (including The Mission-Minded Child, The Mission-Minded Family, and The Scarlet Cord: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus).

Our mission-minded books are available from Mission-Minded Families http://MissionMindedFamiles.org and also from Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, and from our publisher, InterVarsity Press. 

Jul 31, 2019
"The Mission-Minded Child" - (Introduction)
26:41

In this episode, Ann Dunagan introduces a book for parents and teachers, The Mission-Minded Child, all about training your child to have a heart for God and for others.

The Mission-Minded Child is available from Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, and from Mission-Minded Families. http://missionmindedfamilies.org

And here's the 3-D Kids Course: Raising Daring Doing Disciples http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/3-d-free

Jul 29, 2019
Our Podcast Vision (and Family Introduction)
24:46

Come listen to the podcast vision for Mission-Minded Families -- along with an introduction to the Dunagan family.

Nov 02, 2018