Workshops / Speaking Sessions

Mission-Minded Families (Jon & Ann Dunagan or Ann Dunagan)

You’ll be encouraged, challenge, and equipped with ideas, as the Dunagans share from their local and global adventures. Mission-minded families focus on God’s Great Commission, with a passion for the lost. There’s a spiritual depth and hunger that reaches beyond the maintenance mode of cultural Christianity. Learn to “raise the bar” in leadership and service, to “guard the gates” of your home, and to live with an attitude of self-sacrifice and submission to God, while radiating an unmistakable, contagious joy.

Parenting by Faith not Fear (Jon Dunagan and/or Ann Dunagan)

Fear can paralyze; it can grip your heart, torment your mind, and hinder you from parenting in God’s joy and purpose. Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing.” Nothing means NO-thing. Not even ONE-thing. Do you fear your own inadequacies (or wonder if your homeschooling is going to mess up your kids for life)? Do you fear teenage rebellion, hormones, high school, or the future? Do you fear not pleasing others, not having finances, or not fulfilling God’s purpose? In this workshop, you’ll be encouraged by God’s faithfulness and love for you, concluding with a time of prayer.

Daring Daughters: World Missions for PreTeen and Teenage Girls (Ann Dunagan)

Orphans. Impurity. Poverty. There are so many needs in our world and so many people who need Jesus. Becoming a beautiful and godly woman is more than being a pure and pampered princess. Romans 10:15 says, “How beautiful are the feet of them who bring the gospel of peace…” No matter where you live, or where you’re called to go, you can DARE to care, DARE to cry, and DARE to make a difference for God. As Amy Carmichael prayed, “Give me the love that leads the way, the passion that burns like fire.”

alternate titles:
Daring Daughters: Local & Global Missions for Women and Teenage Girls
Daring Daughters: Dare to Cry for the Needs of the World

Training our Boys to be Men (Jon Dunagan)

How can we train our boys to be strong and godly men — not wasting their lives on video games and TV, but working hard, taking risks, enjoying adventure, and daring to following God wherever He leads. In this session, you’ll be challenged with biblical truth and hard-hitting honesty (from real-life experiences growing up with five brothers on a dairy farm and raising five sons into military service, international business, engineering, and rugged missions). Please note: If you’re easily offended, don’t attend. This session will be spoken with love, yet direct and straight-forward.

Building a Legacy for the Next Generation (Jon Dunagan or Jon & Ann Dunagan)

No matter what kind of family you were raised in, you can establish a godly legacy for the next generation, because of the blood of Jesus Christ. Those decisions you make, day-by-day, don’t just affect you; they affect your kids, and their kids, and all who they will influence. Learn to disciple your children to disciple others. From God’s Word, learn to see from God’s perspective, with a focus on eternity, the Cross, and the glory of God. You’re building a legacy, brick-by-brick, for the future!

Aiming our Arrows into Adulthood (Jon Dunagan and/or Ann Dunagan)

I Corinthians 13:11 says, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” As homeschooling parents, how can we prepare our children for adulthood? And how can we prepare our hearts (through prayer and effective communication) to release our kids, into a new season? There’s life after graduation– with college, careers, romance, weddings, and next-generation purpose. Let’s aim and launch our arrows, to hit God’s mark!

Nurturing Your Marriage while Homeschooling (Jon & Ann Dunagan)

Your marriage is a priority and (should be) a beautiful reflection of Christ’s love. In the midst of this homeschooling conference — with all its curriculum choices and educational vendors — come aside together as a husband and wife for a mini marriage retreat and a brief romantic focus. You’ll be encouraged to laugh, and to love, and to enjoy each other. You’re a team together — to glorify God!

10 Ideas for Teaching with God’s Heart for the World (Ann Dunagan)

Hudson Taylor said, “The Great Commission is not an option to consider, it is a command to obey.” For Christian homeschooling families, “World Missions” is not an optional elective to study. Instead, it is a foundational worldview for training our children for God. In this session, you’ll learn many practical ways to incorporate God’s love for the lost and for the nations into your educational methods, homeschooling subjects, and family life. As Ann explains, “Missions is not just for missionaries; God’s call is for all.”

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