Mr. Jeff Bisgrove

User Profile
Name
Mr. Jeff Bisgrove
Church Info
Home Church Address
Living Faith Anglican Community
1945 E Guadalupe Rd
Tempe, AZ 85283
United States
Church Website URL
Organization
Organization Name
Arizona Neighborhood Transformation
Type of Organization
Non Profit
Your Position/Title within your Organization
Director and Founder
Organization Address
727 E Bethany Home Rd
Suite D-122
Phoenix, AZ 85014
United States
Organization Phone Number
Organization URL
Work of Ministry
Community Development
Education
Youth Development/At-risk Youth
Organization Email
jeffmbisgrove@me.com
Description of Organization
We do Christian Asset Based Community Development in the town of Guadalupe AZ. We work with the community to use their assets to address their major challenges - poor education and lack of jobs. We run an community led and supported after school program for 50 children and we have started a job training effort via a business we have purchased.
Organization Years In Operation
4
Does your ministry offer internships?
No.
Strengths of Organization
Asset Based - using the gifts of God to be the steward of what God has given us and to be transformed closer to Him
Background
Would you consider your role part time or full time within justice and mercy ministry?
Full Time
How many years have you been in ministry among the vulnurable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
12.00
What training did you receive that equipped you for justice and mercy ministries?
Neighborhood Transformation about 8 years ago
What are your primary concerns for the ministry?
Getting community involvement and insuring the work stays focuses on what the community wants and is willing to support
What feels like the most difficult aspect of your life in ministry?
keeping the work funded
What gives you the greatest joy?
Seeing people transform closer to God
What spiritual disciplines help sustain you in your rhythms of life among the vulnerable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
Reading the Bible, staying connected with my Gods centered friends, including my wife.
What would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to know about your ministry?
That it is a joy to work with my friends in Guadalupe and together we labor to transform closer to God
What are your favorite books related to justice and mercy issues?
Let Justice Rain Down by John M Perkins
What do you wish people knew about justice ministry in general or specific arenas of justice work?
That justice is really the presence of the Kingdom of God. People seem to have their own pet ideas on what justice is and trying to advocate their views instead of trying to help Gods kingdom come forward more
Tell us a bit about your story and your heart for justice and mercy.
I worked for 25 years in the high tech business, rising to senior executive position. I had done some volunteer work in Guadalupe during this time and made friends. In 2009 God said come do things for him in Guadalupe so in 2010 I left my paying job to work with my friends in Guadalupe