Introducing Forge England and Wales
Founded by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost now delivered by FORGE West Midlands through FORGE England & Wales, Forge cultivates missional communities around the world by identifying, developing, and training missional leaders, teams and practitioners. Forge aims to mobilise ordinary people to become missional and thrive in whatever context they are called to. This may be in pioneering new things, working in and through an already existing church, serving in a local community, church planting, and professional or relational network. The Forge network is led by active ‘missional practitioners’ who are able to offer significant experiential training in pioneering contexts.
Our new format Forge training programme will feature the following
• 3x Mini-Weekends comprised of a Friday evening and Saturday morning which introduce a core theme (Missional Context, Missional Character and Missional Competency) with relevant topics, missional practitioner interviews, peer group conversations, and next steps.
• Monthly evening sessions (2 hours) with a new topic related to that theme along with contextual stories by missional leaders and peer group discussion
• Ongoing coaching of Forge Midlands participants from start to finish to help connect training with everyday living.
The participant joins a learning community that meets for learning, support, prayer, reflection and encouragement.
Each Forge participant will be encouraged to explore new missional opportunities within an existing or new setting with the guidance, help and encouragement of the local church. Forge does not take people away from local churches but provides training for local church members to become more effective in missional practice.
Each Forge participant will be encouraged to develop theologically and spiritually through the training and coaching, ongoing reflections and social media that are designed to support life and missional formation.
The cost of Forge Midlands is £495 for the year covering 19 modules. This includes all costs of the training, coaching, and resources that participants will be given. With your help and support we will be able to help identify, resource and mobilise Christians to transform their communities, and to birth new missional projects and ministries wherever they are found.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for passionate people who are keen to mature as Christians exploring ways in which they can more fully engage in missional living. They must be open to learning, growing, working with others and willing to take risks and step out in an adventure with God.
Build theological and biblical foundations of mission for life
Develop skills and tools to discern their missional context
Be coached in developing more effective contextual missional strategies
Form missional habits and attitudes that revolutionise the way they see the world around them and their place in that world
Discover their gifts, passions and shape for missional leadership
Be equipped with practical skills and tools to become more competent and effective in forming and developing new missional communities and missional engagement through the local church
Grow in their faith as they step into new missional adventures
Join with travelling companions that will support and encourage them as they learn to take risks for God and for the kingdom
NEXT PROGRAMME DATES: 2024
Weekend #1 Discerning God's Mission in my life context
Fri 19th Jan (6:30pm-9:00pm) & Sat 20th Jan 2024 (9:30am-12:30pm)
4 Wednesday evening sessions (7-9pm)
Weekend #2 Developing Missional Character
Fri 20th Apr (6:30pm-9:00pm) & Sat 21st Apr 2024 (9:30am-12:30pm)
3 Wednesday evening sessions (7-9pm)
Weekend #3 Developing Missional Competencies
Fri 13 Sep '24 (6:30pm-9:00pm) & Sat 14 Sep 2024 (9:30am-12:30pm)
3 Wednesday evening sessions (7-9pm)