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 can hang out with their friends, grab dinner in Top Nosh, enjoy a coffee drink from the Coffee Shop, listen to and interact with a live DJ, play games, and hear from a dynamic communicator. GZi is the place to be each week, a place where every teenager can Go, Belong and Grow in a supportive, fun environment.



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 gives teenagers a way to connect more deeply to God. To be a part of iGrow, students sign a covenant and commit to each other, their own personal growth and the group. iGrow is open to any student who wants to discover what God’s Word has to say about their lives. iGrow students also have additional opportunities to bond and have fun together during organized outings. 


iGroups give teenagers the chance to go deeper in relationship as part of a consistent, dedicated group that meets at GZi each week. iGroups are committed communities where teenagers can make friends, build safe relationships and navigate faith and life together. 


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.