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 - Why did you choose homeschooling? 02/21/2020
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 - What is Operation Christmas Child? 02/20/2020
Q - What is Operation Christmas Child? 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.
info_outline Q - Why care for the UNREACHED? 02/19/2020
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 Q - What is the JESUS Film App? 02/18/2020
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 Philippians 3: Aiming our Arrows - for Heaven! 02/17/2020
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 Q: How can I guard my marriage as a busy mom? 02/14/2020
Q: How can I guard my marriage as a busy mom? 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.
info_outline Q - What is a Mission-Minded HUDDLE? 02/13/2020
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 - What is ROCK SOLID? 02/11/2020
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 Philippians 2: Aiming our Arrows - to walk with God 02/10/2020
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 - Why care for the UNBORN? 02/07/2020
Q - Why care for the UNBORN? 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 you care for the UNBORN?" ld we care for the UNBORN
info_outline Q - Will you GO? 02/06/2020
Q - Will you GO? 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?
info_outline Q - Who is Elisabeth Elliot? 02/04/2020
Q - Who is Elisabeth Elliot? This week's Quick Questions focus on highlighting famous missionary heroes from history, with quotes and inspiring mission excerpts. Today's focus is Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) a missionary to Ecuador and a Christian author. At Daring Daughters, we feature an article about her life with 88 Inspiring Quotes by Elisabeth Elliot (to commemorate her 88 years) -- Her books include: Through Gates of Splendor Passion and Purity Let Me Be A Woman
info_outline Philippians 1: Aiming our Arrows - without Fear 02/03/2020
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 Q - Will you GIVE with sacrifice? 01/31/2020
Q - Will you GIVE with sacrifice? 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.
info_outline Proverbs 31 (#6) - PRAYER and the Fear of God 01/29/2020
Proverbs 31 (#6) - PRAYER and the Fear of God 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.
info_outline Proverbs 31 (#5) - PROGRESS for God's Purposes 01/27/2020
Proverbs 31 (#5) - PROGRESS for God's Purposes 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!
info_outline Q - What is the "Great Commission"? 01/24/2020
Q - What is the "Great Commission"? At , 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.
info_outline Q - What are child-raising keys for new parents? 01/23/2020
Q - What are child-raising keys for new parents? 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). I Peter 2:2
info_outline Proverbs 31 (#4) - PASSION for your Marriage and Home 01/22/2020
Proverbs 31 (#4) - PASSION for your Marriage and Home 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.
info_outline Q - Who is Mary Slessor? 01/21/2020
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 01/20/2020
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 - Why GO overseas for missions, when we have so many needs at home? 01/16/2020
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 Proverbs 31 (#2) - PASSION for the Poor. 01/15/2020
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 - Who is Amy Carmichael? 01/14/2020
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 (#1) - A Mom's Advice (about alcohol and personal convictions)) 01/13/2020
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.