What is Itinerant Speaking?
for Itinerant Ministry
Apprentice-based training program seeks to equip a new generation of itinerant speakers who will follow in Jesus’s footsteps challenging, equipping, and calling for spiritual decisions. This program aims to:
Walk alongside participants to discern ministry calling and itinerant ministry fit.
and skillsets including: evangelistic preaching, proclamation that challenges, equips, and calls for spiritual decisions; up-close, off-stage impact; and ministry that fuels a movement of laborers.
laborers around the world.
What is a Firebrand?
A firebrand is a tiny, coal-like ember that can easily rest on a fingertip. But don’t let its size fool you. Though small, it is incredibly powerful. Seed-sized firebrands can be equally as dangerous as out-of-control blazes. When carried by the wind, they wield potential for spawning new fires for miles in every direction!
Forge believes in the power of firebrands: unrelenting, contagious, fire-starting agents emboldened and directed by the Holy Spirit. God has launched powerful movements through traveling firebrands historically and He continues to do so today!
The Forge Firebrand program utilizes a training model similar to the one Jesus employed with His disciples: apprenticeship. Apprenticeship is a relational exchange of passion and skill between master craftsman (expert) and journeyman (expert in training). Unlike a strictly academic environment, apprenticeship goes far beyond simply transferring information or training technique. Apprenticeship involves ongoing relational exchange, where every domain of life is examined and open for development.
As such, Firebrands in training will draw up close to Forge Speakers and Staff who have decades of experience both in itinerant ministry and in following the Master-Trainer himself: Jesus. Our program provides space and opportunity for each Firebrand to deepen intimacy with The Master, expand skills for travel ministry and preaching, and confirm their unique calling. All of this happens through apprenticeship-style-along-the-way instruction, experiential learning, traditional study, purposeful relationships, Kingdom community and consistent review and evaluation.
Check out our current team
of Speakers and Firebrands
Hear from Those Who Have Gone Before
Do you have what it takes to be an itinerant speaker?
“What it takes” begins in the center of the diagram — a deep desire to authentically and passionately love God and people. A right heart leads outward in the diagram to right character (or internal realities)—a life continually marked and growing in humility, calling, integrity, and anointing. Right internal realities lead to fruitful outward expression as God gives and develops gifts and skills useful for the service of itinerant ministry.
The diagram documents what Forge is looking for in itinerant speakers and what our training focuses on developing.