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?

More Kingdom Laborers are Needed!

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 you walk away with? 

Forge Equipping will launch you forward into God's call on your life with a three fold vision for Kingdom Impact:

  1. Your “YOU-nique" ministry: You will dig into how God created you and be commissioned to uniquely impact others in your everyday life.
  2. Multiplying Movements: You will obtain the vision, tools and training to spiritually multiply disciples. 
  3. Local Church: You will discover how your gifts can be utilized to serve the local church. 

You will also receive:

  •  Cutting-edge Forge Resources
  • A Lifelong connection with the Forge Family and network of Kingdom Laborers.
  • Unique “Forge Alumnus-only" opportunities including: retreats, reunions, serving along side Forge speakers and staff 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)
  • One Week at Deep Camp – An all ages camp designed to take you even deeper with Jesus. As a student of Forge Equipping you will have the opportunity to engage in ministry at the camp. 
  • 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)
  • An optional international mission trip with Forge where you will be exposed to people who have never before heard the good news of Jesus and engage with God's heart for the Nations. 
  • And more spiritual growth opportunities (See “Optional Add-ons” below)



2023 – Denver, Colorado – Young Adults: June 13-30, 2023

2023 – Denver, Colorado – High School: June 13-30, 2023

2023 – Columbia, South Carolina – Young Adults: June 13-30, 2023

2023 – Columbia, South Carolina – High School: June 13-30, 2023

** Forge Equipping is composed of two parts: Equipping and Deep Camp. If necessary for your schedule, Forge Equipping can be abbreviated to June 13 – 22, 2023 (removing Deep Camp). This is not recommended, but is available upon request. 

Deadline to Apply:

May 1


$1250 For those who can provide their own housing  (must live within 30 min of training location)

$1750 (Includes Room and Board)

This is your all inclusive cost not including transportation to and from the training. Each person's transportation needs are different. You can increase your support goal based on your transportation needs.  

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.

A Typical day at Forge Equipping: 

7:00 – Breakfast

8:00 – Morning Session 1

9:30 – Break

9:45 – Team Building

10:00 – Morning Session 2

11:30 – Small Group Break Out Sessions

12:00 – Lunch

12:30 – Afternoon Session 1

2:00 – Experiential Implementation of the days learnings (Outreach, time alone with God, etc.)

4:30 – Debrief

5:00 – Dinner

6:00 – Evening activities

9:00 – Arrive at Hotel

10:30 – Lights Out

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.

International Mission Trip:

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

Serve alongside Forge Speakers at various events:

Cost: Airfare/Transportation

Destination and Specifics TBD