Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS GROUNDWIRE?
Groundwire/JesusCares is a ministry aimed at broadcasting hope to Millennials and people from Generation Z. Since 2003, Groundwire has been leveraging mainstream media and technology in order to share the love found in Jesus Christ with youth and young adults. By placing well-produced and relevant commercials on the most relevant social media platforms, we are able to share authentic hope with many who might not be ready to walk into a local church.
WHAT IS THE CONNECTIONS TEAM?
www.Groundwire.net, www.JesusCares.com, our other websites, and our coaching line invite people to respond to the Lordship of Jesus. When a person makes a profession of faith, they are given an opportunity to connect with someone on our Connection Team. The Connections Team is one of those tracks that specifically works to connect new believers with a local Christian Peer Group before offering them ongoing drip discipleship resources.
WHO IS CAPABLE OF BEING A VOLUNTEER COACH?
Coaches are mature believers who are committed to the Great Commission, love people, and can articulate the Gospel clearly. They realize that, although they are not perfect, God can and will speak through them. They realize that technology offers amazing opportunities to minister to people all over the world. Coaches need to be at least 18 years-old, willing to submit to a background check, and complete the necessary training.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE NEEDED QUALITIES OF A COACH?
A servant, who patiently loves and follows the Lord Jesus Christ, is compassionate, teachable, a good listener, and committed to sharing the Gospel and helping new believers find a local Christian Peer Group.
WHAT TYPE OF COMMITMENT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
The typical coach has the availability to serve an average of 2-4 hours per week online. However, some coaches do offer to serve more time, depending upon their schedule.
CAN I COACH FROM HOME?
Yes, this can be done from any location using a computer, laptop, or tablet device with Internet access.
WHO WOULD I BE TALKING TO?
Although Groundwire media buys are aimed at youth and young adults, Explorers can range from fourteen to eighty years of age. Explorers must text from a US-based number.
WHAT DOES THE TRAINING LOOK LIKE?
Training begins once a new application is processed. Once accepted the the applicant will receive instructions regarding accessing the Groundwire Training Academy website. Training covers Groundwire's values, our approach to this kind of discipleship work, and how to use the technology we leverage for these conversations with Explorers.
WHAT TYPE OF OVERSIGHT IS OFFERED?
In order to protect the integrity of the Groundwire mission and message, layers of organization and accountability are built into our procedures. Coaches receive regular encouragement as they serve the Lord at Groundwire. Chats can be reviewed by the Connections Team admin. in order to protect volunteers from accusations of inappropriate behavior as well as to ensure a consistent message is being presented.
HOW WILL THIS BENEFIT ME AS A PERSON?
You will know that God is working through you to help people take their next steps with Jesus. Allowing God to speak through you to someone who is new in the faith builds your confidence to speak into the lives of others for God's glory in your own community.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
By filling out an online application, you will begin the process of entering into an adventure of a lifetime. Once your application is approved, we will contact you by email regarding the training process. You can apply here!