Castle Rock, CO &ndash Groundwire.net exists simply to bring immediate hope and encouragement to hurting people, any where, at any time.  Hundreds of volunteers around the world make up Groundwire&rsquos network, who are available around the clock to hear the needs of the hurting and vulnerable.  As the Groundwire reach grows beyond their own site, more volunteers are needed to act as spiritual coaches, to help serve the multitude of people who seek counsel through their safe and anonymous platform.
Many current volunteers speak of how investing a few hours a week as a spiritual coach has changed their lives as well.
Tonnie states, &ldquoCoaching on Groundwire has given me an opportunity to get out of my &lsquoChristian bubble&rsquo, so-to-speak.  I love connecting with people in the nitty-gritty discussions about real life issues, and helping them to make course corrections.  Groundwire is a very unique and effective evangelistic and mentoring tool!&rdquo
Joni continues, &ldquoGroundwire has given me the ability to share the love of Christ and the hope that is found in Him with others all around the world.  I can reach out from my home to those who are seeking the truth, and have the opportunity to pray for them and talk with them in hope of them finding the joy that I have found in Christ- the answer for all our struggles in life.&rdquo
Other radio networks and websites, such as I Am Second, Go Tandem and WayFM are served by Groundwire as well, supplying their interactive platform and staffed counselors to help meet these growing ministries&rsquo needs as well.   No matter how a hurting person reaches Groundwire, they are given a voice, a caring listener, and given a message of the love of Jesus. Many seek follow up information, and agree to participate in Groundwire&rsquos &ldquoNext Steps&rdquo 21-day discipleship program.
Throughout the summer, Groundwire is actively pursuing teachable adults who passionately love Jesus, who are committed to the Great Commission and who possess a servant&rsquos heart.   With a simple commitment of 2-4 hours a week, Coaches help each person feel loved, by introducing them to Christ, by praying for the chatter, and helping connect them to a local church or resource and encourage them to take next steps.    Coaches are able to work anywhere the choose, as long as they have reliable internet access.
To volunteer to be a Spiritual Coach, applicants must fill out an information sheet, successfully complete a background check, and go through an evaluation process.  All who volunteer or work with Groundwire must also agree with the Groundwire Statement of Faith.  Groundwire commits to training and mentoring for their coaches, as well as safety in their client discussions.  More information can be found here – www.groundwire.net/coaching.
Groundwire was launched in 2003 as an outreach program of Champion Ministries on two secular stations in Denver, CO and Spokane, WA with radio spots that simply shared the hope, love and purpose of Christ.  This model has evolved, with targeted ads currently heard on over 1,500 radio and TV stations (both Christian and secular), reaching a weekly audience of over 20 million.  Hundreds of volunteers offer live coaching and encouragement 24 hours a day via www.groundwire.net, which averaged over 200,000 visits each month in 2012.
Champion Ministries d.b.a. Groundwire operates as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
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