Mission-Minded Families with Ann Dunagan
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
info_outline Q - Do you FEAR the teenage years? 09/18/2020
Q - Do you FEAR the teenage years? 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.
info_outline Q - What is the Wordless Book? 09/17/2020
Q - What is the Wordless Book? 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.
info_outline Q - What is ROCK SOLID? 09/16/2020
Q - What is ROCK SOLID? 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 .
info_outline Q - Who is Mary Slessor? 09/15/2020
Q - Who is Mary Slessor? This week's Quick Questions focus on highlighting famous missionary heroes from history, with quotes and inspiring mission excerpts. Today's focus is Mary Slessor (1848-1915), an adventurous missionary to Africa with a great heart for unreached people. .
info_outline Proverbs 31 (#3) - PRIORITIES of a Grace-Empowered Mom 09/14/2020
Proverbs 31 (#3) - PRIORITIES of a Grace-Empowered Mom 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.
info_outline Q - Do you FEAR the future? 09/11/2020
Q - Do you FEAR the future? This week in our QUICK QUESTIONS, we're learning about how to tackle FEAR head-on, by FAITH. Today's focus is an introduction to FEAR and encouragement about how to handle FEAR of the future, especially for moms, regarding the future of our children.
info_outline Q - What is the EvangeCube? 09/10/2020
Q - What is the EvangeCube? 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 EvangeCube, a simple tool which shows pictures to help share the message of the Gospel. Online at e3Resources.com.
info_outline Q - What is the JESUS Film App? 09/09/2020
Q - What is the JESUS Film App? 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 JESUS Film, the story of Jesus, now available in over 1600 languages, along with a new JESUS Film App, that you can download on your phone.
info_outline Q - Who is Amy Carmichael? 09/08/2020
Q - Who is Amy Carmichael? This week's Quick Questions focus on highlighting famous missionary heroes from history, with quotes and inspiring mission excerpts. Today's focus is Amy Carmichael, a missionary to India (1867-1951) who rescued girls trapped in Hindu temple prostitution. She started an orphanage and was a Christian mission writer.
info_outline Proverbs 31 (#2) - PASSION for the Poor. 09/07/2020
Proverbs 31 (#2) - PASSION for the Poor. 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!
info_outline Q - What is a Mission-Minded HUDDLE? 09/04/2020
Q - What is a Mission-Minded HUDDLE? 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 -- Request to join our private "Daring Daughters EPIC Facebook group" to connect with other mission-minded Christian women -
info_outline Q - Why GO overseas for missions, when we have so many needs at home? 09/03/2020
Q - Why GO overseas for missions, when we have so many needs at home? 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.
info_outline Q - Why did you choose homeschooling? 09/02/2020
Q - Why did you choose homeschooling? 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.
info_outline Q - How can I use a one-year Bible reading plan, without legalism? 09/01/2020
Q - How can I use a one-year Bible reading plan, without legalism? Especially for busy-at-home moms, here's a quick Q & A with Ann Dunagan of Mission-Minded Families about how to effectively use a one-year Bible reading chart, without legalism. Here's our favorite And here’s a link to our LIFE-PLANNING course for 2018 (21-page download, personal assessment, and Video training)
info_outline Proverbs 31 (#1) - A Mom's Advice (about alcohol and personal convictions)) 08/31/2020
Proverbs 31 (#1) - A Mom's Advice (about alcohol and personal convictions)) 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.
info_outline Philippians 4: Aiming Our Arrows - for the Bulls-Eye 06/29/2020
Philippians 4: Aiming Our Arrows - for the Bulls-Eye 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!
info_outline Q - Why care for the UNREACHED? 06/26/2020
Q - Why care for the UNREACHED? 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?"
info_outline Philippians 3: Aiming our Arrows - for Heaven! 06/22/2020
Philippians 3: Aiming our Arrows - for Heaven! 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).
info_outline Philippians 2: Aiming our Arrows - to walk with God 06/15/2020
Philippians 2: Aiming our Arrows - to walk with God 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
info_outline Q - Do you FEAR what others think about you? 06/12/2020
Q - Do you FEAR what others think about you? 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.
info_outline Philippians 1: Aiming our Arrows - without Fear 06/08/2020
Philippians 1: Aiming our Arrows - without Fear 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)
info_outline 3 Powerful Dynamics of a Mission-Minded Family 05/29/2020
3 Powerful Dynamics of a Mission-Minded Family 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. The Mission-Minded Family: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny is available from Amazon, Christian Book Distributers, and Mission-Minded Families --
info_outline Highlights from OWN YOUR LIFE, by Sally Clarkson 05/25/2020
Highlights from OWN YOUR LIFE, by Sally Clarkson 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).
info_outline Authentic Friendships - for Mission-Minded Women 05/22/2020
Authentic Friendships - for Mission-Minded Women This year, let's be proactive in creating and growing in AUTHENTIC friendships with others, being willing to encourage and support one another for the GOD-Purposes on our lives. This episode refers to 2 Timothy 1:5-6 and Romans 12:9-15, along with ideas for establishing and growing in both face-to-face and virtual friendships that will encourage you for God's kingdom. Resources mentioned in the podcast: Mission-Minded HUDDLES -- PDF download with ideas and instructions for creating authentic virtual friendships,-- Daring Daughters EPIC Facebook Group (This is a private community for Mission-Minded Women, so you'll need to answer some questions as you request to join us) PASSION & CLARITY course for Women -- Life-Planning Course for 2018 -- (21-Page Prayer & Life-Planning Guide, Assessment test, and coordinating videos) 3-D Kids Course (online mission training course for kids ages 6-12, for raising "DARING DOING DISCIPLES)
info_outline Keys for Moms from the Lord's PRAYER (Matthew 6) 04/27/2020
Keys for Moms from the Lord's PRAYER (Matthew 6) 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 and also on iTunes.
info_outline Psalm 119 in 19 minutes 04/24/2020
Psalm 119 in 19 minutes 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).