Groundworks Ministries has become a worldwide community of people who are committed to reading God’s Word together every day. We began organized meetings in a Southern California home in January 2005. Eventually, we began using the internet and social media to raise awareness and promote local gatherings, primarily in the Southern California coffeehouses of Orange County and the Inland Empire. We have since spread to multiple communities in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. People of various ethnic and economic backgrounds have joined us, all with one goal: to know God’s Word, to obey it, and to make it known to others. We are presently based in Memphis, Tennessee.
We believe that prayer is a function of God’s grace, in that He has given us the ability to boldly approach Him in order to worship Him and petition His provision. We believe prayer works. We believe there are things the Lord would provide for us, if we seek Him in prayer, that He may not otherwise provide. We believe the words of Jesus who said there are some things that are only possible through prayer and fasting. (Matthew 17:21)
We believe the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God in its original text. We believe God’s Word endures forever; therefore, it is not culture that determines the relevance of the Bible. Throughout history, the Bible determines whether culture pleases or offends the Lord.
Reading the Bible with someone who encourages our Biblical pursuit is better than reading alone. Depending on where you live, there may already be Groundworks Ministries groups that you can join. These groups consist of people who are reading the Bible together “on the same page”. They meet at least once a week in order to discuss whatever chapter they are reading that day.
If a local Groundworks Ministries group does not exist, you are always free to join us online at our website or join one of our various Facebook Groups. Perhaps, you want to start your own Groundworks Ministries group and ask your friends to join you. At that point, we suggest you and your group begin in the gospel of Matthew.
Groundworks Ministries teaching resources are being developed and published daily, so check our website frequently. The daily email devotional correspondence from Groundworks Ministries acts as a personal trainer for your Bible study. Weekly interaction with other Christians in a Groundworks Ministries group adds accountability, encouragement, and human connection. These benefits, combined with what the Holy Spirit is revealing to you from God’s Word, act to transform your personal value system into a Biblical worldview.
Steve Wiggins / Founder
Steve Wiggins is a five-time Grammy Award nominee. For his band Big Tent Revival, Steve penned ten #1 radio singles, including Two Set of Joneses, Choose Life, and WWJD.
Following his time as a recording artist, Steve became a pastor and has served on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, Greg Laurie’s Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, and most recently at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
Steve is the founder of Living Room Study and Groundworks Ministries, both discipleship ministries that focus on Biblical literacy. Having written a chapter-by-chapter devotional of the entire Bible, Steve is the daily content provider and weekly teacher for various Bible studies, including the Bible Museum on The Square’s Bible Study on the Square and Bellevue Baptist Church’s Bible Challenge. The goal of Steve’s ministry is to elevate the faith of program participants by leading them to a comprehensive knowledge of the entire Bible.
Steve has also provided the content for The Hope Challenge, the 90 Day Gospel Challenge, and Pocket Testament League’s 21 Day Challenge.
His article Building A Culture of Worship was published in Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary’s The Journal.
Steve, his wife Misti, and their family currently live in Memphis, Tennessee.
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The results of this approach to daily Biblical pursuit are immediate and impactful.
They set into motion 3 MAJOR PRINCIPLES of Christian living:
Elevated Biblical pursuit leads to Elevated Faith
Elevated Faith leads to Elevated Volunteering
Elevated Volunteering leads to Elevated Kingdom Investment
3 IMPORTANT VALUES:
1. Christians read the Bible every day.
2. When you read the Bible, the Lord reveals relevant things to you that He may not reveal otherwise.
3. Groundworks Ministries values you personally! We want to connect with you daily by encouraging you in God’s Word so that your life will be uplifted as you discover your purpose and pursue God’s calling.
Groundworks Ministries exists by people just like you that have partnered and come alongside us as we provide Biblical teaching and training to thousands across the country and around the world.
Thank you in advance for supporting this ministry and furthering the Kingdom work of Christ.
Groundworks Ministries is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes.
Groundworks Ministries tax id is 46-4124018.