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Author: Gregg Harris,Sono Harris,Ann Dunagan
ISBN: 0830857052
Language: English
Pages: 232 pages
Category: Christian Living
Publisher: IVP Books (September 8, 2008)
Rating: 4.8
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One such book is The Mission-Minded Family by Ann Dunagan. The Mission-Minded Family provides a plethora of ideas from dramas, biographies, holiday ideas, travel tips, and great little pieces written by children from their perspective of the mission-minded family concept.

One such book is The Mission-Minded Family by Ann Dunagan. In this book, this homeschooling mother of seven reveals her belief that "the family is not an obstacle to ministry; it is a vehicle for ministry. As it is a guidebook, it's not as easy to read as One Million Arrows by Julie Ferwerda, but it still serves as a helpful resource for gospel-centered families.

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. She discusses the need for families to balance and prioritize their everyday lives and delves into what a family's finances would look like if they were focused on missions.

The Mission-Minded Family book. There?'s an unmistakable and contagious jo. unagan, who wrote The Mission Minded Child, brings the same perspective to what it means to be a mission-minded family.

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Ann Dunagan is a homeschooling mother of seven and an international minister alongside her husband, Jon Dunagan. In 1986, Jon & Ann Dunagan founded Harvest Ministry. Ann has personally ministered in more than 25 countries throughout the world and she enjoys teaching children, speaking to women, and encouraging parents and teachers

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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. A mission-minded family emphasizes leadership, calling and destiny. There's a prevailing attitude of self-sacrifice and an emphasis on total submission to God's will. There's an unmistakable and contagious joy. Dunagan, who wrote The Mission-Minded Child, brings the same perspective to what it means to be a mission-minded family. This book includes suggested activities for families to participate in together as well as resources to help families develop the desire to be more missions-focused. She discusses the need for families to balance and prioritize their everyday lives and delves into what a family's finances would look like if they were focused on missions. This practical book is the perfect companion to The Mission-Minded Child. Families who read and practice principles from this book will receive a rekindled closeness as they participate in ministry together.
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Flathan
I'm always seeking out resources to encourage families in their faith and their walk.

One such book is The Mission-Minded Family by Ann Dunagan. In this book, this homeschooling mother of seven reveals her belief that "the family is not an obstacle to ministry; it is a vehicle for ministry." Dunagan's is a helpful perspective when so many well-meaning parents are seeking others to care for their children so they can "minister."

The family IS a missional community.

In Dunagan's words, "Your family may never be called to become missionaries in a foreign country yet as followers of Jesus Christ, you are still called to be mission-minded."

Mission-Minded Family is structured as a guidebook for parents seeking to understand the who, what and why of gospel-focused family life. Dunagan encourages readers to release their families to God's destiny and gives many practical ways of getting started.

Dunagan carefully guides us through the tension of passion for ministry and passion for family. She wonders aloud, "what it will profit a mission-minded family to lead multitudes of unreached people to Christ ... and lose even one its own kids." She searched hard to find solid examples of missionaries who had strong family priorities, but they were few and far between. "Unfortunately, it doesn't take long to realize that many missionary heroes with families were not heroes of the family."

However, we are not without hope.

The Mission-Minded Family provides ways we can create traditions, become prayer champions, and reconsider our finances in ways that are mission-focused as well as training our children to take a missional view of life. It's important that we "remember that our children will grasp our attitudes even more than the things we say." This is true of our attitude toward ministry as well as our attitude toward our children as a result of our mission.
Readers are encouraged to remember that "the purpose is to train each member of your family to participate - even now - in Christ's Great Commission, to share with people who desperately need Him." Many parents might be discouraged by all the ways that feel they "can't" ministry. But, Dunagan says, "Instead of dwelling on what you lack or what you are unable to do, seek God for ways to use your abilities for His glory."

The Mission-Minded Family provides a plethora of ideas from dramas, biographies, holiday ideas, travel tips, and great little pieces written by children from their perspective of the mission-minded family concept. As it is a guidebook, it's not as easy to read as One Million Arrows by Julie Ferwerda, but it still serves as a helpful resource for gospel-centered families.
Gholbithris
The Mission Minded Family is a delightful read from cover to cover-- a perfect mix of "show and tell." Ann Dunagan offers many practical ideas for getting one's family involved in missions, for developing children's hearts with a sold out purpose, and she sprinkles in plenty of personal family examples as well as biographies of many refreshingly unknown yet inspiring men and women of faith. Ann and her husband Jon would be among these examples. They have made many great sacrifices of faith during their years of ministry and because of it, God has given them many amazing opportunities and miraculous provisions.

One message you find interwoven throughout, and one that I appreciate in particular, is that Ann drives home the point that parents can't see ministry as separate from their kids. Ann says, "God is not calling us to win the world and, in the process, lose our families. ...In our view, raising and training our seven children is not a distraction to our mission calling; it is our primary ministry!"

Another wonderful part of her message that lends credibility to all her suggestions for getting one's family involved in missions is she and her husband's extreme commitment to and experience on the mission field for many years. The Dunagan's are seasoned professionals who are sharing great insights and suggestions throughout, such as how to get started in family missions (at home or abroad), what to expect, and how to prepare for mission trips. Their kids bear the wonderful fruit of being a part of this ministry from the outset--all SEVEN of them are well experienced on the mission field, very mission-minded, and sold out for the Gospel.

I definitely recommend this book!

Author of One Million Arrows: Raising Your Children to Change the World
Wrathmaster
I listened to the author speak on the radio and that was why I bought her book. She was VERY inspiring. The book ended up being a gift to a young mom who attends our church. She has been a missionary to Mexico for over 10 years along with her family and I felt this book would give her A LOT of hope.
Wat!?
This book goes along with the Mission Minded Child book. Another excellent help for ideas for missions for children and adults. Very informative and useful in teaching . I enjoyed the ideas for helping the family understand missions and how to be involved.
Tekasa
Since my little boy was born, I have wrestled with how to serve God and take care of my home and family. This book answered the hows and gave practical advice. Highly recommend.
Goodman
I am reading this book for the second time and still getting good stuff from it. It is a MUST read for ALL families.
Dalarin
Point: Your family can and should be involved in missions. God does not ask you to sacrifice your family on the altar of missions, but have you sacrificed God's commands on the altar of your family?

Path: Through stories, examples, tips and testimony the author pieces together a feasible strategy for family missions.

Sources: Compiling resources from missionary biographies, missions agency, and current missions project, the author gives many resources to the reader.

Agreement: It is not "missions or family" it should be "mission through family." Too often we think that our lives are too busy caring for our children to think of missions. Rather, we should look how we can involve our whole family in missions.

Disagreement: The author is a proponent of YWAM and other organizations which confuse missions. Also, the strategies are often focused more on humanitarian aid than Gospel presentation.

Personal App: How can I involve my family in missions rather than exchanging my family for missions?

There are some helpful ideas.