Sean Dunn is a digital evangelist and founder of the ministry, Groundwire, who has successfully made 1 million young individuals embrace Christ. Groundwire uses social media to connect with young people and spread the Gospel. Dunn believes that Groundwire’s success lies in “meeting young people where they are” and employing technology to enlighten them and he says that this strategy has been given by God. Dunn points out that only a small number of young people will attend church on a regular basis but the majority will stay hooked on their phones. Groundwire attempts to raise curiosity about faith in young people and then connects them to digital evangelists who guide them.
A digital evangelist is celebrating an incredible milestone: bringing 1 million people to Christ.
Sean Dunn, the founder of Groundwire, told CBN’s Faithwire he is incredibly humbled to see his ministry impact so many lives.
“It is actually very humbling, and I am not just being modest,” Dunn said. “When God does something so big that only He can do it, you can’t take credit for it. You are just along for the ride.”
He continued, “We are very excited to know that those who placed their trust in Jesus are going to be celebrating through eternity instead of suffering through it.”
Dunn explained the secrets to Groundwire’s evangelistic success: meeting young people where they are and intentionally using technology to open their eyes to the Gospel message.
Groundwire turns to social media platforms to get the message out. With some youths looking at their phones more than 100 times a day, encountering them where they gather has been incredibly effective.
Dunn said his organization appeals to young people with short video pieces that effectively grab their interest. He then uses sites like JesusCares.com to point [them] toward Christ
“Only a small percentage of the younger generations will attend church service regularly. However, the majority will not put down their phones,” he said. “God gave us a strategy and the messaging that captures their attention while they are staring at their phone and helps them ask the questions that we know will lead them in the right direction.”
Groundwire targets young people asking inquiries like, “Do I matter?” and “What’s the point of life?” among other curiosities. Then, these individuals are connected with digital evangelists who offer to pray with them and point them to the Gospel.
These Groundwire coaches are a diverse pool of volunteers trained to speak with young people about biblical truths.
This week, Groundwire coaches have seen their one-millionth person embrace Christ since 2017 — a remarkable feat.
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