We long to see the reign of God revealed in the everyday spaces of life.
The online Forge Hub gives itself as a servant to the local church. As we have sought to listen and learn from pastors and leaders throughout the country, we have heard many express similar longings to see everyday individuals mobilized into the spaces they inhabit. The hope is for a movement of God’s people to embrace their opportunity and calling to join Him in His redemptive mission in the places they live, work, and play. To this end, we have created online learnings environments for individuals desiring to be mobilized and church leaders wanting to mobilize those they lead.
This partnership is a yearly journey for local church leaders and their teams. Throughout the year we will help guide the church leadership in creating a missional culture that that leads to people mobilized, disciples made, and communities transformed. The approach will be holistic, not simply programatic; but rather impacting the core, culture, and code of the organization. This journey is specifically designed for leaders who long to see: the people of God mobilized, financially sustainable expressions of church pioneered, pathways for movement created, and ultimately the reign of God revealed.
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We invite the participants (or residents) on a 6-month learning journey to explore the essential paradigms for missionary formation & practices of missional discipleship and sustainability. This journey includes peer to peer learning, learning from missionary practitioners from around the world, coaching, and a guided pathway to help you engage God and His mission in the places you already inhabit. Cost for this journey is $1,000 and includes training pathway, curriculum, and 6 months of coaching. The next cohort launches March 23rd.
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How often do we, as adults, have a person who consistently invest in us, without any personal agenda for how they hope we’ll use our energy? The job of a Forge Coach is never to plug you into his or her mission, but rather to help you define your own calling and empower you to engage that mission in an effective and sustainable way.
You’ll be challenged and encouraged along your journey. As you engage mission in your context—whether that is your neighborhood, workplace, school, gym, comic book store, meetup, etc.—your coach will be there to pray for you, to share new tools with you, to be a sounding board, or to offer advice.
Our coaches have been trained in the Keith Webb COACH model (https://keithwebb.com/coach-model/) and are currently seeking certification as 5 Capitals Coaches (www.fivecaptials.net)
MEET THE TEAM
Terry Ishee (on the left) currently serves as the Director of Training & Church Partnership for Forge America, a global mission training network. In addition he leads Forge Austin, a regionally expression of Forge America, and Forge Online, a national expression of Forge America. He gives leadership to the Austin Church Planting Network as their Executive Director and as a Church Planting Catalyst for a wide variety of churches and networks. He has served as a pastor in a variety of church models and is currently the Pastor and Lead Equipper at the Neighborhood Church Collective, a network of missional expressions in Austin. He, along with his wife Amy and daughter Bethany, seek justice reconciliation as a foster family by opening their home to at-risk kids.
Alan Bradford (on the right) has been in ministry for over 25 years and has served in several different churches. He is currently the Director of Forge Knoxville as well as serving on the National Team of Forge America in Hub Development. Alan and his wife live with their 3 girls in West Knoxville.
Get in touch
If you have questions or would like to know more, please reach out and contact us