Groundwork is a half-hour weekly audio program that digs deeply into scripture as a foundation for our lives. Each week, pastors Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee cultivate our understanding of God’s Word by unpacking the richness of the Bible and applying it with insight for today’s world. Their casual conversation invites us to hear more of what God is doing in our lives. And on this website you can join the conversation, comment on past or future episodes, or exchange prayer requests with our prayer team.
Combining over 130 years of Christian broadcasting, Groundwork is a joint project from Words of Hope and ReFrame Media, the English ministry of Back to God Ministries Int’l. Dave Bast, President of Words of Hope, and Scott Hoezee, Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching, together share over 50 years of pastoral ministry. Groundwork brings all this experience to you so that your foundation in scripture cultivated each week.
Dave Bast is a pastor in the Reformed Church in America and the President and Broadcast Minister of Words of Hope. He is the author of several devotional books and is also the editor of the Words of Hope devotional. Before coming to Words of Hope in 1994, he served as a pastor for 18 years in congregations in Michigan and Illinois. He is a graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, and has also studied at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Calvin Theological Seminary. Dave and his wife Betty Jo have four children and four grandchildren. Dave’s hobbies include reading, growing tomatoes, and avidly following the Detroit Tigers.
Scott Hoezee is a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church of North America and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary, where he has served since 2005. Prior to his work at Calvin Seminary, Scott served two congregations in West Michigan as pastor. Scott is a graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary and has authored several books including The Riddle of Grace (1996), Flourishing in the Land (1996), Remember Creation (1998), Speaking as One: A Look at the Ecumenical Creeds (1997), Speaking of Comfort: A Look at the Heidelberg Catechism (1998), and Proclaim the Wonder: Preaching Science on Sunday (2003). Scott and his wife Rosemary have two children. He enjoys birdwatching, snorkeling, and exploring the beauties and wonders of God’s great creation.
Groundwork is one of many gospel resources produced by ReFrame Media. Our goal is to invite people, wherever they might be, to see in a new way what God is already doing in their lives. God reveals, revives, and renews, and when you see what God is doing, your whole world is reframed by a new perspective. We want you to see God’s story in your life. For an overview of the media outreach we provide for all ages and walks of life, visit www.reframemedia.com.
ReFrame Media is the English language ministry of Back to God Ministries International. For 70 years, we have covered the world with an ever-growing electronic media ministry. We beam the message of salvation to all corners of the earth in ten major world languages, using radio, television, the Internet, telecommunications, and the printed page. Ministry leaders, natives to their own language cultures, provide leadership in production of culturally relevant programs and follow-up in order to present Jesus Christ and help people to grow in their faith.
Back to God Ministries International® is the electronic media ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
Words Of Hope
For more than 60 years Words of HOPE has pursued a single, well-defined mission: To proclaim Jesus Christ through broadcasting in the languages of the world’s peoples, seeking with our partners in ministry to build the church by winning the uncommitted to faith in Christ and by encouraging Christians in the life of discipleship.
Today, in more than 30 languages on five continents, Words of Hope proclaims Jesus Christ by radio to a potential audience of staggering size. Together with our broadcast partners, we are closing in on our goal to make the gospel accessible by radio in the “heart language” of all the world’s peoples.