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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
EPIC Life-Planning Course: http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic
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
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.
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?"
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.
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..."
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.
"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..."
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."
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.)