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Reach America: A City to City Campaign
How are we going to share Biblical truth with youth and young adults who believe our message is outdated and answers irrelevant?
If they won’t walk into our churches and they won’t seek out a spiritual voice, we must interrupt their lives...catch them off guard as they live their lives and inject truth.
The need is real. Youth in America are in crisis. Millions are caught in lives full of pain and empty of meaning. Students without Christ face not only the daily grind of hopelessness but also an eternity of separation from the God who loves them. Even self-proclaimed Christian kids are in trouble. According to Josh McDowell in The Last Christian Generation, 69-94% of them will leave the traditional Church after high school, never to return.
The time is now. As Groundwire leverages the media students are loyal to and the anonymity of the Internet to offer lost and hurting youth open and honest conversations with trained spiritual coaches, you can help these young people take the next step by becoming a partnering Church or Organization with Groundwire.
Groundwire is having an impact all over this nation. Through the media, we can share truth. With the coaches, we can draw people into conversations that lead to spiritual decisions. And through partnering churches and organizations, we can plug these students into places that are ready to invite them into community and teach them how to grow with God.
If you are interested in learning which media outlets are or can be utilized in your city, and if you are willing to be a partnering church or organization, complete the form below and a Groundwire staff member will follow up shortly.
How much do you think it would cost to be on the air in your city?
Not nearly as much as you might imagine...
Although each market is different, and we will not know the specifics on your market until we explore the stations there, we can get Christ in front of tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) for much less than you would think.
Example: Phoenix, Arizona- 15th largest radio and 12th TV market in the U.S.
We currently air on KISS FM to a weekly listening audience of over 468,000 people for just $500 a week.
Cox Cable affords us the opportunity to reach 408,000+ people a week on stations like MTV, VH1, Cartoon Network [adult swim], Comedy and BET for only $1,034 a week.
Interested in knowing how many students are listening to / are watching on the top stations in your area? Would you like to know how much it would cost to share the love of Jesus using one of those stations? If so, fill out the form below and we will research the answers to your questions and get right back to you.
It is doable.
Sharing Christ with 468,000 young people in Phoenix, Arizona on radio sounds like a great idea right? Most ministers in the world would love that audience. But not everyone has an extra $26,000 in his or her annual budget. Perhaps you are that person. You would love to see this happen, but you don't know how to come up with the funds to support this initiative. We have listed the three most common routes that people go to ensure proper funding for a radio or tv campaign. As you look them over, remember that there are many ways to make this happen.
If your church, organization or business understands the importance of using media to reach the younger generations and if they can make available the necessary funds, this is the quickest route to make this happen. Also, there are people in your church/community that believe in reaching students with the gospel who would get excited about the pure metrics of this opportunity. Share the vision with as many as possible and watch what God might do.
Some communities find it easier to raise the necessary funds if they split it up. Twelve people/churches/businesses that would contribute $2,100 a year would put you very close to the goal.
$2,100 at one time might seem out of reach to some, but $100 a month seems more doable. If you committed $100 a month and found 20 others to do the same, you have a station paid for.
The key is to get creative. Keeping Christ in the culture is important. And, although it might take some brainstorming, the funds are there. If you want to talk this process through with Groundwire staff, let us know. We would love to pray with you and help find the best solution for your market.
Let's Get Started
The call to youth ministry is not just a call to a church. It is a call to a generation. We love "our" students, but like God, we want all young people to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Only in media will you find huge numbers of students from all different spiritual backgrounds gathering daily and offering you the opportunity to share your convictions. And, only through this medium can we tell them about Christ's love for such a small investment.
We look forward to working with you to see lives transformed in your community.