Champion Ministries dba Groundwire

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To lead every youth and young adult into a personal relationship with Jesus by leveraging current media channels to connect with them wherever they are.

Contact information

Mailing address:
103 4th Street 120
Castle Rock, CO 80104


Phone: (303) 660-3582

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 841341326

CEO/President: Rev. Sean Dunn

Chairman: Sherri Hutcheon

Board size: 12

Founder: Sean Dunn

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


To lead every youth and young adult into a personal relationship with Jesus by leveraging current media channels to connect with them wherever they are.

Mission statement

To lead every youth and young adult to a personal relationship with Jesus by leveraging current media channels to connect with them wherever they are

Statement of faith

THE WORD OF GOD: We are convinced that the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. Hebrews 4:2, 1Timothy 2:4, 2 Timothy 3:16

THE TRINITY: We are convinced that there is one God in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. John 14:16, Mark 1:10-11, Matthew 28:19

ONE WAY: We are convinced that Jesus Christ gave His life on the cross to redeem mankind from the sin nature we are born into and give eternal life; no one comes to the Father except through His Son, Jesus Christ. Salvation is a free gift for all who confess to the Lord Jesus with their mouth, believe in the resurrection of Christ, and repent from their sin. James 5:16, John 3:16, Romans 10:9, John 14:6, Acts 4:12

CHRIST OUR HEALER: We are convinced that Christ can bring healing and hope to every situation in life by the power of the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 53:5, Psalm 147:3, Exodus 15:26

THE SAME: We are convinced that Jesus Christ is Lord and that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. What He did 2,000 years ago, He is still doing today through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit operating through those who believe in Him. Hebrews 13:8, John 14:12

THE NORMAL CHRISTIAN LIFE: We are convinced that full devotion and extravagant affection for Jesus Christ and His cause should be the norm for every believer. John 12:1-11, Luke 9:23-24, Matthew 16:24-25, Luke 12:31

THE DISCIPLINES: We are convinced that the believer will grow towards God when the discipline of prayer is coupled with worship and the reading, memorizing and meditation on the Word of God. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 119:11, Psalm 1:1-3

PRAYER: We are convinced that prayer is a two-way communication between God and the believer, and the fervent heartfelt prayer of a righteous man or woman avails much. Acts 22:14, James 5:16

LABELS & DIVISIONS: We are convinced that God does not dwell with a particular denomination or style. The body of Christ has many different looks, but everyone who confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is a part of the same body. John 17:23, Romans 15:5-6, Romans 12:4-5, 1 Corinthians 12:13

THIS GENERATION: We are convinced that God has a passion for all peoples. He has a plan and a calling for them, and they are set apart for righteousness. God is rising up an army of on-fire, God-loving people who are going to raise a standard of Godliness up before their peers and the world. Psalm 7:17 Acts 2:17-18, Jeremiah 29:11

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating323 of 107741 of 142
Fund acquisition rating935 of 1078111 of 142
Resource allocation rating324 of 107856 of 142
Asset utilization rating10 of 10774 of 142

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$15,328$19,828$1,998$2,448$2,903
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$157,013$101,143$216,662$101,328$42,689
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$672$1,386$1,466$0$3,383
Other long-term assets$17,480$22,040$1,800$4,200$6,600
Total long-term assets$18,152$23,426$3,266$4,200$9,983
Total assets$175,165$124,569$219,928$105,528$52,672
Payables and accrued expenses$17,058$75,676$53,857$29,601$17,084
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$17,058$75,676$53,857$29,601$17,084
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$17,058$75,676$53,857$29,601$17,084
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$158,107$48,893$78,221$49,877$13,588
With donor restrictions$0$0$87,850$26,050$22,000
Net assets$158,107$48,893$166,071$75,927$35,588
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,506,480$1,654,421$1,180,561$761,228$805,452
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6$0$0$1$6
Other revenue$0$50$266$1,873$1,159
Total other revenue$6$50$266$1,874$1,165
Total revenue$2,506,486$1,654,471$1,180,827$763,102$806,617
Program services$2,009,258$1,328,700$766,103$545,717$668,252
Management and general$131,673$95,485$111,137$79,411$77,402
Total expenses$2,397,272$1,771,649$1,090,683$722,763$834,722
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$109,214($117,178)$90,144$40,339($28,105)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$109,214($117,178)$90,144$40,339($28,105)


Sean DunnPresident$132,853

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/30/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Sean Dunn, the founder and President of Groundwire, has worked with youth and young adults full-time for over 30 years. He began serving in local church youth ministries, and in 1997, he began traveling full-time as a speaker and author. Although he was finding success through those outlets, he began to ask the question, "How do we reach the ones that don't want to be reached? How do we influence the ones that aren't asking the right questions and won't come where we are?" After praying and studying trends and culture, the strategy for Groundwire was born.

Since 2003, Groundwire has been leveraging 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 social media sites where these generations spend so much time, we are able to share authentic hope with many who might not be ready to walk into a church.

Each commercial invites the viewer to have a conversation with "someone who understands". Twenty-four hours a day, there are volunteer coaches online ready to listen, encourage, and point chatters to Jesus.

Scripture says that His kindness leads us to repentance but so many people don't believe He is kind and loving. They see Jesus as angry and judgmental. By strategically putting the message that Jesus cares into these media channels, we are seeing hearts open to the truth of Jesus and we are seeing lives transformed.

In order to maximize our effectiveness, Groundwire uses multiple messaging campaigns or brands to help us reach more young people with the hope of Christ. We currently operate ad campaigns as and; in Spanish as and along with seven other campaigns.

Program accomplishments

Now, with a proven model to reach young adults for Christ through innovative digital strategies, Groundwire is positioned to significantly scale its impact over the next three years to reach 5 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE by the end of 2025.