Forge Newsletter, Spring 2016

30 Years of Forging Lives & Answered Prayer

Spirit-led prayer and bold steps of faith have marked God’s movement through Forge since 1986. That’s 30 years of God-sparking, life-impacting, Kingdom-advancing, down-on-ourknees praying, “Only as you lead us, Lord” challenging and equipping of thousands of multiplying Kingdom laborers throughout the world. That’s a mouth-full worth celebrating! And so is joining with God in the years to come as He forges everyday, God-reliant Kingdom Laborers.

Imagine what will happen over the next 30 years as more of God’s people pray and respond in faith. Imagine those who will find new life in Christ, live with greater purpose and meaning, and discover God’s love in deeper, more intimate ways. Thanks for sharing the first three decades of Kingdom laboring with us! We hope you’ll join us in praying and responding for the next 30 years as, together, we answer Jesus’ prayer for more everyday harvest workers in every day Kingdom fields.

Join the Forge Prayer Team!

Unite your heart with ours—join the Forge Prayer Team. Team members receive a weekly email update, prayer requests, and a brief devotion to encourage them in prayer. Sign-up at ForgeForward.org/Prayer

“Will you intercede with us for more laborers to be equipped and for more Kingdom movements to spread around the world? The Kingdom needs your unique prayers!”

– Lisa Zimmerman, Prayer Team Director

Scroll down to view personal updates from some of our staff and speakers!

Who’s Shaping Your Life?

On Day 1 of The Experience, we waste no time asking students, “Will you let God, the Forge, shape your life?” The remainder of the summer we provide opportunities for students to experience God Himself in ways that lead them to a lifetime of God-shaped “yesses.”

With summer fast approaching, Forge Basecamp remains busy preparing for the arrival of students and participants for The Experience (May 20–July 16), 16 Days (June 20–July 7) and Deep Camp (June 26–July 1). Behind the scenes, Forge Speakers and Staff prayerfully craft teachings and messages; notes and resources get printed and assembled; airfare and lodging gets booked as domestic and international ministry partners put on-site logistics in order; interns arrive and prepare to serve; program participants wrap up responsibilities at home as they trust God in raising needed program support …

… and covering all the activity is prayer. From the diligence of the Forge Prayer Team to the faithfulness of the Forge Staff, students have been prayed for by face and name multiple times a week over the past several months. We’d love to count you in on the joyful work of praying for students and participants (to view the team rosters, visit ForgeForward.org/Prayer, or to give to underfunded students, visit ForgeForward.org/Students). Pray with us that God will reveal Himself in powerful ways this summer and lovingly forge more hearts on fire, lives on purpose disciples in action around the world. And as you do, ask God, “What is it, Lord, you want to forge in me?”

Intentional Ways to Join us this Summer!

Attend Deep Camp

Rooms are still available for Deep Camp 2016. Bring your family, friends or church group for a week of powerful worship, dynamic preaching, and plenty of space and activities designed to deepen your love for God and equip you for Kingdom living. Register at ForgeForward.org/Deep-Camp.

Celebrate with us at “The Experience” Graduation

You’re invited to Forge Basecamp July 16th from 1:30pm–3:30pm (MST) or to tune in via Live Stream at ForgeForward.org/Live. Celebrate God’s transforming work in students’ lives and hear firsthand stories of what God is up to in His Kingdom. If joining us in person, please RSVP at TheExperience@ForgeForward.org.

As You Pray with Us, You Work with Us

“Please join us throughout the summer in praying this passage from Ephesians 1 over those seeking to experience God in life-transforming ways. May we all encounter God’s love in ways that reveal His Kingdom in and among us.”
– Rachel Reed, Director of Forge Equipping I pray for you constantly, asking God… to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called. (Eph.1:17-18 NLT)

Please pray for summer participants to…

  • Be made new by God’s love, truth, freedom and grace
  • Discover deeper intimacy with Jesus that will lead to a lifetime of love, growth, and Kingdom service
  • Be equipped and mobilized as God’s “Plan A” Kingdom laborers

Join the Forge Prayer Team!

Unite your heart with ours—join the Forge Prayer Team. Team members receive a weekly email update, prayer requests, and a brief devotion to encourage them in prayer. Sign-up at ForgeForward.org/Prayer

“Will you intercede with us for more laborers to be equipped and for more Kingdom movements to spread around the world? The Kingdom needs your unique prayers!”

– Lisa Zimmerman, Prayer Team Director

Firebrand Update

“God has been faithful in the launching of the first-ever Forge Firebrand training program. The personal growth of our three ‘speakers-in-training’ has been amazing. So has the fruit of their equipping and ministry. God has opened many Firebrand speaking opportunities where numerous people have made significant spiritual decisions, have heard and responded to the gospel, and have been challenged to live as everyday Kingdom Laborers.”


– Rob Cupp, Chief Content Officer & Firebrand Director

Read some personal updates from our staff and speakers!

  • David & Agnes Robertson

  • Todd Bright

  • Britton Bishop
    Forge Speaker

  • Silas Bowden

  • John Boyd

  • Nathan Burdick
    Forge Speaker

  • Nathan Burdick

  • Justin Davis

  • Lisa Despres

  • Adrian Despres

  • Adrian Despres
    Forge Speaker

  • Paul Epperson
    Forge Speaker

  • Paul Epperson

  • Santiago Fuentes

  • Santiago Fuentes
    Forge Speaker

  • Jessica (Jessie) Garcia

  • Nicholas Hindes
    Forge Speaker

  • Sara Jenkins
    Forge Speaker

  • Josh Lin

  • Charlie Marquis
    Forge Speaker

  • Charlie Marquis

  • Melissa Motschenbacher

  • Chris Prather
    Forge Speaker

  • Hope Radebaugh
    Forge Speaker

  • Dwight Robertson

  • Jason Roe
    Forge Speaker

  • Jason Roe

  • Amy Steffen

  • Christy Tiberg

  • Michaela Wickham
    Forge Speaker

  • David Yirdaw