Learning about Laborership


What does being a Kingdom Laborer really look like?


As you read this, the doors of Forge Basecamp are being opened to receive nearly 20 new Experience students! Through prayer, conversation and much anticipation, we’ve awaited the arrival of these new faces, as our first summer Equipping Program finally begins.


Matthew 9:36-38 is one of our main verses as a ministry,

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’”

This summer we’re hoping to journey with you and ask the question together…

What does being a Kingdom Laborer really look like?


As believers, we talk about following Jesus, being a laborer for His Kingdom, yet its hard to know what this means, what this looks like, and how we live out Laborership. Our summer programs—The Experience, Surge, Deep Camp—all seek to equip Laborers for God’s Kingdom through a myriad of means, from Speaker sessions and Resources to Forge Fellowships and plenty more. So this summer we’re giving YOU a behind the scenes look of Forge Basecamp and what Laborer Equipping really looks like! As we share what our students are learning about becoming laborers, we pray you’ll learn with us, ask yourself hard questions and begin answering what being a Kingdom Laborer means for you.


This summer we’d like to take you through four areas that define a Kingdom Laborer…


  • Intimacy with God—At the core of everything is a close relationship with God… the Father, son Jesus and Holy Spirit!
    • We’ll see what it looks like to study God’s Word and have it dwell in us
    • We’ll talk about setting aside time to just BE WITH God
    • We’ll learn how to listen and not quench the Spirit within us
    • We’ll learn how to get out of our own way through confession, forgiveness, etc.


  • Igniting Passion—In our Matthew 9 verse above, it says Jesus had compassion for the crowds… people like you and me. With Jesus’ compassion for us, we discover how deeply His love calls us to have a passion to love others as we are loved.
    • We’ll ask, “Who does your heart break for?” and “Who are you willing to love at all costs?”
    • We’ll ask God to give us His eyes for the people we encounter every day
    • We’ll hear and be encouraged by individuals’ stories of living out The Great Commission


  • Growing Together—There’s a reason our logo for Deep Camp is a tree, we encourage everyone to grow deeper roots of faith through journeying with community.
    • We’ll see what it looks like to grow authentically as a community
    • We’ll see multi-generational mentorship up close
    • We’ll learn more about Forge Fellowships, how to grow together and never do it alone


  • Mobilizing for Mission—What is Jesus’ response after having compassion for the crowds? He asked His disciples, everyday people just like US, to pray and go! Kingdom Laborers live lives of everyday ministry—in corporate offices, faraway countries, neighborhoods—sparking Kingdom movement wherever they go. Filled with God’s love, Kingdom Laborers live with Hearts on Fire and Lives on Purpose for His Kingdom!
    • We’ll learn how to walk in the Spirit and not simply see, but engage in our everyday places
    • We’ll hear Dwight share about our YOUnique ministry as God’s Kingdom Laborers and how we have a specific purpose to spread God’s Kingdom
    • We’ll take a behind the scenes look at Forge Life Planning!


We are excited and expectant for all that God has planned this summer, for both those involved in our Equipping Programs in person, and those of you following along at home! So What does being a Kingdom Laborer really look like? Join us this summer and find out!



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