Our Strategy

Ground Zero is a place where every teenager can Go, Belong and Grow. Through life-changing experiences and nurturing relationships, we make a positive impact in the lives of today’s teenagers, cultivating their faith and transforming their futures. 

We do this through a three-part, integrated approach:



GZi is a weekly experience where teenagers spend time with friends and mentors, grab dinner in Top Nosh, enjoy a coffee drink from the GZ Coffee Shop, engage in activities, interact with a live DJ, and hear from dynamic communicators about relevant issues they face. GZi is a place where every teenager can Go, Belong and Grow. 


iEvents are high-energy entertainment experiences that teenagers won’t be able to stop talking about. We bring together nationally known bands, artists, performers, athletes and entertainers to create unforgettable experiences that deliver world-class entertainment with a positive message. iEvents will capture teenager’s attention, and will forever change their life! 



iGrow is a weekly experience that helps teenagers grow in their faith and understanding of God’s Word. iGrow is open to any student who wants to learn more about the Bible and discover what it has to say about their lives, while connecting with others on the same faith journey.   


iGroups give teenagers the chance to go deeper in relationship as part of a consistent, dedicated group that meets at GZi each week. iGroups allow students to make friends, build safe relationships and navigate faith and life together. In addition, students have opportunities to participate in fun outings throughout the year.   


iWeekend events are one-day weekend events or overnight retreats that help teenagers strengthen their relationship with God and others through a unique experience. iWeekend events feature life changing communicators, engaging activities and memorable faith-defining moments as students get away from daily life and go deeper in their faith.  


iWorship is a worship experience featuring nationally known speakers and powerful worship, all centered on helping students grow in their faith. At iWorship events, we address a relevant topic while also presenting opportunities for teeangers to begin or grow in their relationship with Christ. 




Ground Zero thrives on teenagers’ involvement in the ministry. iLeaders are middle and high school students using their gifts and passion to impact their peers, their campus, their community, and their world. Ground Zero is committed to raising up this generation of leaders with coaching, training, mentoring and support. 



Youth Worker Dinner

Get ready for an evening of inspiration and connection at the Ground Zero Youth Worker Dinner! Whether you're a paid professional or a dedicated volunteer, this event is tailor-made for you, your spouse and your whole adult youth ministry team. Enjoy a delightful meal, engage in worship, and be uplifted by a special message from a noational youth leader or a talented Christian artist. This evening is designed to lift you up, encourage you, and remind you of the incredible impact you make in the lives of young people. Don't miss out on this chance to recharge, connect, and celebrate the meaningful work you do. There is no cost to participate, but you must sign up. 


Get ready for a morning of inspiration and growth with a national youth ministry expert at the Ground Zero iTraining! This event is a must-attend for both paid and volunteer youth leaders. Bring your entire team to enjoy a full hot breakfast and the chance to connect with one another. Our expert presenters will tackle relevant topics addressing today's youth ministry challenges, aiming to encourage and equip you and your team for even greater impact. This is a unique opportunity to glean insights, share experience, and strengthen your approach to youth leadership. Best of all, there's no charge for this invaluable training, but you must sign up to secure your place at this transformative event. 

Youth Worker Gathering

Join us for a couple of hours of fun at Top Golf! This gathering is exclusively for youth workers, whether you're a paid professional or a dedicated volunteer, and it's the perfect opportunity to bring along your spouse. Even if golf isn't your forte, come along for the laughter, the meal, connection, and the chance to witness some amusing attempts at swinging a club! This is a time to relax, get to know each other, and strengthen the bond amoung area youth workers. There is no cost to participate, but you must sign up. 

* The Youth Worker Gathering is for lead youth workers and their spouses. We are unable to acommodate youth ministry teams.