HISTORY OF FORGE:
The Forge Mission Training Network began in Victoria, Australia in 1996, launched by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost as a response to the dire need for Christians to go into the world, amidst the many cultural changes, to actively engage others with the Gospel Message of Jesus. In 2010, Forge America began rolling out to various cities such as Dallas, Austin, Shreveport, Knoxville, Hollywood, Middletown, OH and others, aiming to bring about a shift toward a paradigm in which every member of the body is part of the mission of God. As a servant to local churches and a partner towards universities, seminaries, and mission organizations, we believe Forge will play a huge role in re-imagining and re-shaping the Western Church to engage the not-yet-followers of Jesus.
MISSION OF FORGE DALLAS:
Forge Dallas trains men and women to live as missionaries where there’re already doing life.
We are bent on empowering ordinary people to join in the extraordinary mission of God right where they live. By partnering with local churches, universities, and seminaries, Forge Dallas aims to take those oh so cryptic words of Jesus seriously and literally, when He says “Love your...neighbor.”
Forge Dallas seeks to empower & equip every day individuals to live as missionaries in the places where they’re already doing life. We do this through:
Two residencies are offered:
A Missional Formation Residency - a 5-month experience to train men and women to think and act like missionaries in the places where they’re already doing life.
A Pioneering Mission Residency - a 4-month experience for individuals who have walked through the Missional Formation Residency and who are pioneering new things in the places they have been sent.
Training local churches in paradigm shifting and equipping their congregations to think and act like missionaries.
Coaching & Training
A personal guide to help your church embrace its missionary identity. This is designed around the needs of the local church.
(Could include but not limited to: 1 day training events, ½ day training events, personal coaching sessions.)
If you are interested in learning more about the Individual Residency, visit our RESIDENCY page.
If you are interested in Church Training and/or Coaching & Training please contact the Forge Dallas Team by visiting our CONNECT page.