Oakseed Ministries International was launched in 1992 by Dr. Ed Bradley, an extraordinary pioneer, visionary, and strategist in how the Good News of Jesus Christ can transform and liberate every aspect of the lives of the poorest people on earth. In January of 2012, we mourned and celebrated as Ed fell asleep in the Lord. His legacy lives on in the work of Oakseed and with Donna Bradley, his wife and co-laborer in the Vineyard, and his daughters, sons, and grandchildren. In August of 2012, Charlie Jarvis, who knew Ed for a number of years, was called to carry on the wonderful mission of Oakseed.
Oakseed assists local ministries that serve the abandoned children and the poor living in the megacities of the world by bringing the Good News of Jesus in word and deed. Oakseed is called to serve the church through:
EDUCATING about the needs of abandoned children and the urban poor in the megacities and introducing the church to God’s servants who work among them.
ENCOURAGING partnerships between indigenous ministries in megacities and the church world-wide through project and prayer support.
INVITING Christians to pray for the untouched people groups of urban megacities through participation in intercessory prayer networks.
Oakseed Ministries International currently supports the ministries that it is working alongside through:
Mentoring – To teach and encourage nationals who are committed to taking the good news of Jesus Christ to the urban poor in the Developing World.
Consulting – To apply international expertise in advising and assisting nationals as they find creative ways to attack urban problems that plague the poor.
Training – To advance Biblical training as both the basis and principle for urban ministry development and implementation.
Ministry Information – To assist nationals in their goal to establish self-supporting indigenous urban missions.
Restoration – To redeem and restore the lives of society’s castoffs in the megacities through the love of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Spirit.
Proclamation – To declare God’s love for the poor verbally and physically and to exhort the Church to embrace the vision of Isaiah 61:3.
Oakseed Ministries International was launched in 1992 by Dr. Ed Bradley, an extraordinary pioneer, visionary, and strategist in how the Good News of Jesus Christ can transform and liberate every aspect of the lives of the poorest…