On this episode we hear from the creator of Jesus Loves Oregon, Steve Bedsole II. Steve does not have a ministry back round, he simply started Jesus Loves Oregon on the idea of “see a need, fill a need”. With a heart to connect the body of Christ through the personal testimony of Jesus, Steve interviewed the ones he knew and then ventured out into new connections. It has really been a journey of discovery. He came to know Jesus at 23. You can read Steve’s personal testimony HERE.
He is the Father of three and in 2004, he married his childhood sweetheart
She was 7 and Steve was 9
A note from Steve:
Over the last 9 months our family has been on a journey turning our faith into action. The first real step into the unknown was in March 2018 when the Lord called me to leave my sales job (making decent money) to begin my own entrepreneurial adventure in Real Estate photography, launching Brighton Media, LLC. This freed up some of my time to focus on Awaken the Dawn: Tent America as the Oregon State Ambassador. In August Catalyst Convergence hired me to assist the Director of Mobilization for Compassion to Action: Portland 2018. Working with these two movements woke a deep passion within me. I was created to connect the body of Christ together in order to bring city transformation!
We have received an assignment from the Lord to be a “Family on Mission”. We have been asked to come on staff for the next two years with Take the City in Columbus, GA starting this January.
Our assignment will be in two main areas:
The first role is as the Mobilization Director for The Reach Atlanta Campaign. The dream is to see hundreds of churches across the Atlanta Metro area come together to see the Body of Christ unified and mobilized seeing whole cities revitalized. We envision racial and denominational lines being crossed as churches unite to share the gospel with thousands of people around Atlanta. The goal over the next 2 years is to host 18 training events in the Atlanta Metro area and through those events launch 100 “Reach Groups” to reach every family with the gospel.
The second area is called Project Lifehouse. Take the City is excited to be partnering with churches and businesses from all over the Chattahoochee Valley to work towards transforming 10 neighborhoods. The goal of “Project LifeHouse” is to fix up houses in impoverished areas and place families in those homes to bring hope and transformation. Our family has been asked to live in one of these houses and we are excited at the opportunity to live in a missional home. We will be ministering to our area through a community garden, consistent service projects, outreaches, small groups and simply sharing the love of Christ.
Would you partner with my family and be a part of our ministry in Georgia as we love the broken to wholeness and bring the body of Christ together to Reach Atlanta?
You can give at give.takethecity.com. Simply select “staff support” in the designated gift box on the Personal Info page, and type in “Bedsole” in the box at the bottom to be sure your support goes directly to us.
Email Steve to learn more: Steve@take-the-city.com
Podcast Music: "Going down to the River" by Sean Feucht - Keep this love Alive