Are you considering international travel, or taking a family mission trip? If you want to be a part of God’s Great Commission (Matthew 26:19 and Mark 16:15 – to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel”), here’s a little question with BIG implications: DO YOU HAVE YOUR PASSPORTS YET? I (Ann) wrote an [...]
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How can we balance our passion for missions with our hearts for our homes? Do we have to choose between “raising our kids” and “reaching the lost”—or is it possible to do both? As parents, we’re called to raise our kids; and as Christians, we’re called to reach the lost. We really can’t fulfill one [...]
In a mission-minded family, there’s a God-infused energy. There’s a focus on God’s worldwide purpose, and there’s a passion for the lost. There’s a spiritual depth and hunger that reaches beyond the maintenance mode of cultural Christianity.
Often, parents and teachers ask their children, “What do YOU want to be when you grow up?” Even within the church, this present generation is fixated on obtaining fame, wealth, and pleasure. But shouldn’t we be encouraging our children’s willingness to surrender to God’s plans for their futures?
In The Mission-Minded Family, Ann Dunagan presents a plan to transform the “Me Generation” into passionate warriors consumed with God’s glory.
It was an exciting opportunity for Ann to encourage families for God’s Great Commission and to speak about The Mission-Minded Family on FamilyLifeToday with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine:
DAY #1 – FamilyLifeToday – “Living a Life of Surrender”
DAY #2 – FamilyLifeToday – “Leading Your Family in the Great Commission”
DAY #3 – FamilyLifeToday – “Preparing for Missions”
“We didn’t make a plan to raise up missionaries; we made a plan to raise up children who joyfully love and serve our Lord. Whether He calls them to the military, to missions, to teaching, to the pastorate … it doesn’t matter. Really … ALL we have wanted for our children (career wise) is for [...]
A mission-minded child may want to become a missionary–or a teacher or a doctor or a newspaper reporter or a state governor or a pastor or a businessperson or an airplane pilot or an author or a florist or a mother–as long as its what God wants. Photo: For 12-year-old mission-minded Caela Dunagan’s first MISSION [...]
Releasing Your Family to God’s Destiny (Here’s a sample chapter for you to enjoy from Ann’s book, The Mission-Minded Family) God has a destiny for your family. He has an individual plan for each member, as well as a “corporate” purpose for you as a family unit. God will help you, as parents, to train [...]
KELOLife Television in Aberdeen, South Dakota ran a feature about one of Harvest Ministry’s sponsors, an energetic 10-year-old, named Ethan, who’s been selling lemonade (for three years!!!) to support his orphan friend, Allan, in Uganda. Ethan really takes his sponsorship commitment seriously! It’s a sweet news clip . . . and a blessing! Lemonade for [...]
As Christian families, we need God’s perspective on finances, and a vision for how our resources can help to expand His kingdom – especially in tough times. In our family’s living room, a small handcrafted treasure chest displays simple coins from around the world. Most of the pieces are dull and worn, while some a [...]