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Designed for college-aged students (average age is 18-25 years old), GroundZero is unique because of the hands-on ministry opportunities students have together with a close-knit family atmosphere.  When a student comes to GroundZero they also receive biblical discipleship from seasoned pastors and experienced staff members who desire to see each student be a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.


Devoted. Equipped. Empowered.

GroundZero School of Discipleship Model

Gap Year                1st Year             Pursue Christ and build a discipleship foundation for life.

Leadership Year     2nd Year            Develop leadership skills and the ability to disciple others.

Internship Year       3rd Year            Prepare for vocational leadership, ministry, & credentialing.

Graduation Year     4th Year            Finish degree program and serve GZ as student leadership.


Discipleship Process

Large Group – MAG services, Discipleship Training, and Chapels

Small Group – Practicums, Journey Groups, Apartment Life, MAG/MYC Small Groups

One-on-One – ISI Accountability, Spiritual Coaching, Follow, Education Track


GroundZero is located in Marlton, NJ at the Marlton Field House, an indoor sports facility and conference hall built by our home church. The Field House, although in a suburban area, is only thirty minutes away from Camden and Philadelphia and 90 minutes from Newark, which enables us to be a part of some really great urban ministries.
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GZ Staff & Handbook

GroundZero Staff

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Rev. Christian Bowers

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GroundZero Executive Director

Graduated from University of Valley Forge with B.S. in Youth Ministry


Currently working on M.A. in Church Ministries from Liberty University


Over 25 years in ministry


Fun Fact: Grew up in Hershey, PA.

Favorite Scripture:

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." - Colossians 2:6-7, NIV

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Amanda Bowers

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GroundZero Assistant Director

Graduated from University of Valley Forge with B.S. in Youth Ministry


M.A. in Worship Studies from University of Valley Forge

M.A. in Pastoral Counseling: Discipleship/Church Ministry from Liberty University


Over 20 years in ministry


Favorite Scripture: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises." Romans 15:13 (AMP)

GroundZero Handbook

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Our goal is to create an intentional environment for our students to grow in their walk with Jesus alongside their peers and church family. 


DEVOTED to Christ.

EQUIPPED for Life.

EMPOWERED for Ministry.

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