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.
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,-- http://tinyurl.com/huddle-pdf
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) https://www.facebook.com/groups/580355072027609
PASSION & CLARITY course for Women -- http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/passion
Life-Planning Course for 2018 -- (21-Page Prayer & Life-Planning Guide, Assessment test, and coordinating videos) http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic
3-D Kids Course (online mission training course for kids ages 6-12, for raising "DARING DOING DISCIPLES) http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/3-d-free
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.
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.
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 One Year Bible Reading Chart
And here’s a link to our LIFE-PLANNING course for 2018 (21-page download, personal assessment, and Video training) http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic
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).
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
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 EPIC New Year's Life-Planning Guide <<<
One-year Bible Reading Chart <<<
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 EPIC New Year's Life-Planning Guide <<<
One-year Bible Reading Chart <<<
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.
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 Daring Daughters -- at http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/dd
Join our EPIC New Year series -- with Life-Planning Guide and more... http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic-1
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
This episode focuses on seeking God for His GOALS and PLANS for the new year, from a mission-minded perspective.
Are you ready for an EPIC New Year? Come join Ann Dunagan for a Life-Planning series for 2018 -- with videos, worksheets, assessments, and a community of Daring Daughters 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.
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.
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.
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?"
Be encouraged as Ann Dunagan, author of The Mission-Minded Family and mom or 7, brings a word of encouragement and practical advice, especially for busy-at-home moms, to spend time with the Lord in prayer (without condemnation).
Come listen to the podcast vision for Mission-Minded Families -- along with an introduction to the Dunagan family.
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.
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.
Ann Dunagan concludes our Bible study in Psalm 91, with our third message focusing on PARENTING by Faith not Fear.
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).
On today's episode, 21-year-old Mark Dunagan shares about his first "solo" mission trip, sharing the Gospel across the Republic of Ireland.
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.
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.