Dave Bast is one of Groundwork's original, founding co-hosts. For eleven years, his voice comforted and encouraged listeners with biblical insights and thoughtful reflections. He retired from Groundwork in May 2021. He also served as the President and Broadcast Minister of Words of Hope for 23 years until he retired in January 2017. Prior to his ministry and work at Words of Hope, Dave served as a pastor for 18 years in congregations in the Reformed Church in America. He is the author of several devotional books. A graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, he has also studied at both the Fuller and Calvin seminaries. Dave and his wife, Betty Jo, have four children and four grandchildren. Dave enjoys reading, growing tomatoes, and avidly follows the Detroit Tigers.
Recent Episodes featuring David Bast:
May 7 , 2021
Our Faithful God and His Enduring Word
No matter what we’re going through, God is with us. We can trust that he’s with us because the Bible assures us this is true. Today, we’ll examine some of those promises in scripture as we recognize a significant change here on Groundwork. Together, we’ll say goodbye to our co-host, Dave Bast, as he retires and we’ll also welcome his successor, Darrell Delaney, to the co-host seat alongside Scott Hoezee.
February 12 , 2021
Intentional fellowship is a valuable practice for cultivating our faith.
February 5 , 2021
Studying scripture helps us better understand the spiritual discipline of reconciliation and how our reconciliation with God impacts our ability to be peacemakers.
January 29 , 2021
Examine the rich tradition of prayer found in scripture to better understand and learn to cultivate this important spiritual discipline.
January 22 , 2021
Discover why confessing our sins leads to healing and spiritual health and benefits our relationship with God.
January 15 , 2021
Learn why our pattern of worship matters and how habitually engaging in thoughtful, intentional, and Trinitarian worship is profoundly formative for our faith and life.
January 8 , 2021
Discover how cultivating the time-honored practice of sabbath rest can strengthen our faith and draw us closer into relationship with our Creator God.
January 1 , 2021
Commitment and Discipleship
Study scripture to better understand the spiritual discipline of commitment and learn how we can cultivate the lifelong discipline of following Jesus Christ.
December 25 , 2020
Faith Questions We All Ask
“Do we still need the Old Testament or has the New Testament replaced it?” “Does God really love me? If he does, why is my life falling apart?” and “ Will we make it through the pandemic? Where is the hope?” We’ll seek answers to these questions from scripture and be encouraged as we grow stronger in faith together.
December 18 , 2020
Focus on Jesus
Experience anew the great gift of love we receive through Christ’s incarnation and rediscover the good news that through believing in Jesus Christ we are reborn in faith and have eternal life.
December 11 , 2020
Jesus Christ Came with a Purpose
Study Paul’s words to Timothy to deepen your understanding of why the incarnation matters and marvel at the great love that really gives profound meaning to our Advent and Christmas celebrations.
December 4 , 2020
Jesus Willingly Humbled Himself
Study Paul’s message to the Philippians to gain a deeper understanding of the incarnation and what it means to be Christlike.