Equipping high school students to surge forward with God and launch into a life of everyday Kingdom impact
Some of the spiritually darkest places in the world are modern day high schools. What if you were equipped to boldly live out and intentionally advance the Kingdom of God in the unreached places around you? What if you discovered the answers to these questions: How do I pursue daily friendship with Jesus? How do I share the gospel with others? What is my calling?
Surge (formerly 16 Days) is a Forge Equipping Program designed to both challenge and equip high school students to a life redefined by radical and intentional devotion to Jesus. This physically, emotionally, and spiritually challenging adventure with God and others is action packed, yet practical in leading students to live a hearts on fire, and lives on purpose life, through 2 Phases (Equipping beginning in Colorado & Ministry Support continuing back home).
Be ready to powerfully encounter Jesus through deeply engaging messages from Forge Speakers and Staff, outdoor rustic adventures, experiential discovery, intense team building, intercultural experiences, one-on-one coaching and more!
High School students who are graduated Freshman through graduated Seniors
Monday, June 21th, 2021 (start time: 4:45pm) – Saturday, July 10th, 2021 (end time: 12:00pm)
Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
$2,000 (Includes all program expenses—lodging, food, travel, experiences & resources—after arrival in Denver through program graduation.)
Each accepted student is encouraged to engage the support-raising process to fund tuition for this discipleship training mission. A member of the Forge Team will personally walk alongside each student providing effective tools including a funding website, support letter and creative ideas to fuel the support-raising process.
LAUNCH – To throw something forward, to set in motion
Surge concludes at Forge headquarters in Denver, CO with a time of debriefing designed to help you carry your experiences back into real life. Your equipping continues at home, where you will be supported and encouraged by a spiritual coach who will journey alongside you in living with greater purpose, intentionality and surrender as you re-enter everyday life.
Students will be immersed in outdoor, rural, urban, and classroom settings–different from their normal everyday lives–in order to encounter God alive in the people and world around them. Through intense teaching, one-on-one coaching, and experiential training students will leave equipped with life skills to help them live passionately for Jesus Christ. Click the image below to hear students share in their own words how their lives were impacted.