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Experience 2018 First International Update

Mexico We are in Mexico! It has only been two days and already some truly incredible things are happening. Before we even left the United States, we met a man…

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Comfort

Comfort. This single word can bring a variety of images to mind: a cozy blanket, a favorite pair of pajamas, a comfy seat on a couch, or even a life…

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Breaking Routine

The last time I lived at home with my parents I was 18 years old. I remember laying in my dorm room my first night of college, with a roommate…

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When Big Change Starts Small

Transformation is a BIG word. As someone sensitive to over-sharing and over-exaggerating, I at times struggled with this word readily used in ministry settings. I’ve gone through Forge’s Experience training…

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A Letter From a Past Student

Two years ago, I sat in anxious anticipation… anticipation of what was to come from The Experience. As I prayed for God’s will to come amidst the expectancy, and I…

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When the Story Unfolds

“When I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, the land I promised on oath to their ancestors, and when they eat their fill and thrive, they…

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Easter people, let’s get busy living! 

  The celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection last Sunday was meant to be the first of many new beginnings in the unfolding story of God’s Kingdom. Rather than letting…

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Calendars and the Christ-following Life

Calendars dictate our lives. We revolve our lives around calendar events as consistently as the sun rises and sets. That we do so isn’t a crime. In fact, we were…

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Inviting Others to a Life of Intimacy with God

“God cares about us doing work with Him, but I think He cares infinitely more about the state of our own hearts.” | Hear our final #LoveonPurpose testimony from Forge…

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Practicing the God-Shaped Life

Watch the video below to hear a personal testimony from Forge Speaker Adrian Despres as he shares how practicing quick “yesses” to God provided opportunities to co-labor with God and…

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Enjoying the Rewards of Intimacy with God

Watch the video below to hear a personal testimony from Forge Speaker Rob Cupp as he shares about how the closer he got to God, the more God Himself became…

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Dancing in Daily Rhythm with God

Watch the video below to hear a personal testimony from Shannon Boyd as she shares about how practicing her intimate rhythms of life with Jesus has made a difference in…

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Risking Intimacy with God after Struggle

Watch the video below to hear a personal testimony from Experience alumni Chandler Deleon as she shares about a time when she risked intimacy with God after feeling beat down…

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Embracing a Life of Intimacy with God

Watch the video below to hear a personal testimony from Forge Firebrand Santiago Fuentes as he shares how a simple and literal walk with God turned into a lifelong journey…

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Avoiding a Life of Intimacy with God

Watch the video below to hear a personal testimony from Forge Speaker Fred Lynch as he shares about a time when he questioned if getting up-close to God was worth…

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Chasing, and Catching Fire!

Watch the video below to hear a personal testimony from Agnes Robertson as she shares about a time when she experienced God’s presence firsthand. In this moment, she knew God…

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When the New Year is Only the Beginning

In early December, my sister had a baby. Her fourth baby, to be exact. At 4 o’clock in the morning I got a phone call, grabbed the bag I had…

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Merry Christmas!

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:11   May our hearts be warmed At the mention…

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It’s All Connected (and all being made new!)

“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by…

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Gratitude & Lament

Type out paragraphs. Back space. Erase. Delete. My brow furrows, my brain turning and spinning, trying to think of or be divinely inspired to find new or renewed thoughts about…

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