Forge began to help people learn how to be a sign, instrument, and foretaste of the coming Kingdom.
1996: Forge Mission Training Network Launched
The Forge Mission Training Network began in Victoria, Australia in 1996, launched by Alan and Deb Hirsch and Michael & Caz Frost as a response to the dire need for Christians to go into their worlds, amidst the many cultural changes, and actively engage others with the good news of Jesus & His Kingdom. The hope was to help every follower of Jesus participate in the mission of God and as a result see new contextual expressions of the Kingdom pioneered across neighborhoods and networks.
2010: Forge America Launched
The Forge network expanded across the globe to Canada, Europe, and the United States and in 2010 Forge America began. In an effort to serve the church and mobilize people, local and contextual training hubs began in various cities such as Chicago, Dallas, Knoxville, Austin, and others. The goal was to inspire and equip every member of the body of Christ to participate in the extraordinary mission of God right where they live, work, and play. As a servant to local church Forge has always played a role in re-imagining and re-shaping the church to engage the communities, neighborhoods, apartments, campuses, workspaces, and third places people exist.
2012: Forge Sacramento Launched
As one of the first local hubs to be founded in the United States, Forge Sacramento is your local connection to this worldwide movement. We train women and men to live as missionaries in their neighborhoods and in every area of their lives. By partnering with local churches, universities, and seminaries, we provide opportunities online and in-person for Christians throughout Northern California to join in the extraordinary mission of God right where they live.
If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, reach out to us or take a look at the training opportunities we have to offer.