Leveraging mainstream media and technology to broadcast hope to young people all over the world. This is what Groundwire is all about! I want to share with you what I learned about Groundwire at this event in Denver, CO, as well as how YOU can get involved & how CFDb is getting involved with them as well. This is such an IMPORTANT and DESPERATELY NEEDED ministry.
What is Groundwire? Groundwire is an international ministry aimed at broadcasting hope to students all over the world by leveraging the most effective media formats. The radio spots are heard on both mainstream and Christian stations and the TV commericals are aired on MTV, VH1 and the Cartoon network among others. Each spot points the audience to the Groundwire website where spiritual coaches are available to answer questions, encourage with biblical hope and pray for chatters.
Sean Dunn (center)
President at Groundwire
We first heard about Groundwire at the Pan Pacific Film Festival and were so impacted by what they do. Although the main focus is for the youth, anyone can be blessed by this ministry and they now offer 24/7 chat availability. There is so much that they do and their vision is huge. The main purpose of their vision is to reach souls for Jesus. They want to reach those that other people are NOT reaching. They have discovered a way to reach those that are truly hurting and won’t talk to anyone else about their problems, mostly the youth.
What their program does is interrupt mainstream media (programs such as Southpark, MTV, and so many more) with a short commercial that shows someone that is hurting and then offers that there is HOPE and there is someone they can talk to and then they give the information to start a chat. You can watch example commercials on Broadcasthope.com so you can see the power of these commercials, as well as get information on how to help. There are so many ways we can get involved in this ministry. Every time I saw one of these commercials I got chills and I knew right away that the Holy Spirit led them into this ministry. This is truly God’s ministry and His hand is all over it.
There was an interesting story that Sean told during the event, that I want to share with you now. As Sean was watching a train go by, there was a boxcar with the words written in graffiti, “I don’t know my dad.” The true mission for Groundwire is for people to come to know their DAD, their Heavenly Father. Groundwire is aggressively going after those hurting youth all over the world. We need to help them in their mission. They are INTERRUPTING their normal programs with God. Fabulous!
Not only do they offer 24 coaching, they even now have continuing education for the people, which is fantastic as well. If they are led to Christ, they are not left there, they are helped in their growth process, which is imperative.
The Scripture Sean shared was II Corinthians 5:19, 20 – To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
We are God’s ambassadors – think about that. We are the ones that God uses to bring about reconciliation to Himself. Even though it’s the Holy Spirit that does the convicting, we are the ones planting the seeds and sharing our testimonies with others.
There are many ways in which you can help this ministry:
Prayer Team – Prayer is the most important part of this ministry. Learn more about their prayer team.
Coaching – It takes volunteers to be coaches to chat with the people that call. If you have a couple of hours to spare in your week or month, find out more about how can impact lives for Christ.
Share with Others – get images to put up on your HTML site.
– get pictures to post on your Facebook or Myspace account
– Email a friend this site
– get pdf’s of post cards and business card sized information cards
You can also order these cards to distribute to whoever you think might benefit from them.
Support – This ministry could use your funds to help spread the word all over the world.
If they could raise $500,000 by the end of 2012, this would equal 30 MILLION people. Let’s join in supporting this amazing ministry in some way. Say a prayer right now as well for this ministry! They have been called for “Such a Time as This!” You have been too!
To the left is a wonderful woman , Marilyn, who came all the way from Dallas, TX to attend this event and share all about the Prayer Ministry for Groundwire.
Above are 2 of the coaches, Zach, Michelle, and Sean Dunn – President of Groundwire.
CFDb is planning to partner with Groundwire in the near future by having a “Chat with Someone Who Cares” logo on their home page. We know that God has great plans for this ministry. It will be a blessing to be a part of this ministry.
We also plan on sharing this ministry as often as we can and in as many ways as we can. We’ve caught the vision! Hold a Groundwire Event in your town and you’ll catch the vision too!