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.