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Have you ever wondered, what is the greatest need in the entire world?

Our world has all sorts of needs. But there is one great need that Jesus highlighted: “the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.” There are people across the street and across the sea who are harassed and hopeless, like sheep without a shepherd. Who will see them? Who will love them? Who will tell them?

There is a great need for More Kingdom Laborers – ordinary people with hearts on fire for Jesus and lives on purpose for His Kingdom; people who love Jesus, love others, and advance God’s Kingdom wherever they go!

What if you were equipped to become God’s Laborer wherever you go? What if you discovered how to use your unique purpose and intimacy with God to impact your every day world?

Forge training is a physically, emotionally, and spiritually challenging adventure with God, training you to become a world-changing Kingdom Laborer. Be ready to powerfully encounter Jesus through deeply engaging messages from Forge Speakers, outdoor rustic adventures, experiential discovery, intense team building, intercultural experiences, and more! 

What Will I Walk Away With?
Forge equipping will launch you out with a 3-Pronged Vision of Kingdom Impact:
  1. “YOU-NIQUE” MINISTRY: You will dig into how God has created you and be commissioned to uniquely impact others in your everyday life
  2. MULTIPLYING MOVEMENTS: You will obtain the vision, tools, and ability to spiritually multiply disciples
  3. LOCAL CHURCH: You will discover your gifts that can be utilized to serve the local church
You Will Also Receive:
  • Cutting-Edge Forge Resources
  • Lifelong Connection to the Forge Family & Network of Kingdom Laborers
  • Unique “Forge Alumni-Only” Opportunities Including: Retreats, Reunions, Serving alongside Forge Nationally and Internationally, and Special Discounts 

 

Forge Equipping includes: 

  • 10 days of on ground equipping (messages, experiences putting faith into action, up-close time to Forge Speakers & Staff, and training for everyday life with Jesus and Kingdom impact)
  • 6 months of follow up calls (1 per month) after you return home, to be encouraged as an everyday Kingdom Laborer and continually coached in your 3-Pronged Vision of Kingdom Impact (see “What Will I Walk Away With” section above)
  • And more spiritual growth opportunities (See “Optional Add-ons” below)

 

Dates

Columbia, SC (2022) – Young Adults: June 12-21, 2022

Columbia, SC (2022) – High School: June 12-21, 2022

Grand Rapids, MI (2022) – Young Adults: June 14-23, 2022

Grand Rapids, MI (2022) – High School: June 14-23, 2022

Tuition

$1500 (Includes room and board) 

Price reductions are available to those who live within a half hour of the training location and can provide their own lodging. 

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 fundraising process.

Optional Add-ons

Forge Equipping is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of participants. The core training remains the same, but if you want to dive deeper, participate longer, and see what else God might have in store for you, we offer several optional add-ons.

Deep Camp (Highly Recommended):

Deep Camp June 26 – July 1, 2022

Cost: $250 + Airfare/Transportation 

International Mission Trip:

Cost: Approximately $3000 (subject to change based on location)
Destination and Specifics TBD

Serve alongside Forge Speakers at various upcoming events:

Cost: Airfare/Transportation

Destination and Specifics TBD