Mission & Vision
Since 1992, our mission has been for Oakseed Ministries to assist indigenous ministries who serve abandoned children and the poor in the developing world’s largest cities, bringing the good news of Jesus in word and action.
The vision for Oakseed Ministries comes from Isaiah 61:3:
“Bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”
Oakseed aims to plant “oaks of righteousness” among the poorest of the poor, breaking the chains of poverty with the power of the gospel.
Our strategy is to empower ministry partners through:
- Prayer—Praying and mobilizing prayer partners in support of ministry partners as they share the gospel and work to bring transformation among the urban poor and their communities.
- Capacity building—Helping fulfill the vision of the indigenous ministry through long-term relationships and creative, entrepreneurial support, including the development of income-generating and self-sustaining projects.
- Training—Bringing ministry expertise for on-site training and counseling in response to local needs.
- Financial Support—Providing financial support for indigenous ministries without creating dependency.