Forge Equipping

Are you ready for an adventure with God?

A Powerful Encounter with Jesus

Launching You Into Life-Long Impact

Forge Equipping is a physically, emotionally and spiritually challenging adventure with God, training you to become a world-changing Kingdom Laborer. Be ready to powerfully encounter Jesus through deeply engaging messages from Forge speakers, outdoor rustic adventures, experiential discovery, intense team building and intercultural experiences!


Discover Your Unique Ministry Vision

You will be commissioned to uniquely impact others in your everyday life, based on how God has wired you.

Be Equipped to Engage the Local Church

You will discover how your gifts can be utilized to serve the local church.

Receive Foundations For Kingdom Movement

You will obtain the vision, tools & training to spiritually multiply disciples.



Core Training 2024 – Columbia, South Carolina:

June 7 – June 19, 2024*

Core Training & Deep Camp 2024
– Columbia, SC & Denver, CO:

Core Training: June 7 – June 19, 2024

+ Deep Camp: June 20- June 29th, 2024

Core Training, Deep Camp & International Mission Trip 2024 – Columbia, SC; Denver, CO; & Mexico:

Core Training: June 7 – June 19, 2024

+ Deep Camp: June 20- June 29, 2024

+ Mission Trip: June 30- July 16, 2024

*Forge Equipping is designed to include the Core Training, Deep Camp and an International Mission Trip. But, if necessary for your schedule, Forge Equipping can be abbreviated to the 12 days of core training (with options to remove the international mission trip or Deep Camp). This is not recommended, but is available upon request.

Who Can Apply? 

We run two separate Forge Equipping programs during the above dates –
One for young adults (ages 19 and older) and one for high school students (ages 15-18).

Please note: the international mission trip is only available to young adults, ages 19 and older.



12 days of high impact equipping training from Forge Speakers 
& Staff.


One week of further growth & ministry opportunities at Deep Camp — Forge’s multi-generational camp in the 
Colorado mountains.


International Mission Trip with exposure to the unreached of the world with no gospel access.


Monthly follow up coaching calls for 6 months after your return home.

In Addition to Being Equipped for World-Change,



A lifelong connection

with the Forge Family and network of Kingdom Laborers.



Forge Resources

Unique “Forge Alumnus-only" opportunities

Including retreats, reunions, serving along side Forge speakers & staff nationally and internationally, and special discounts

A Life-Changing Experience,

A Powerful Testimony

During my time at Forge, God taught me to love others even when I’m uncomfortable. Knowing God is always with me has increased my confidence in sharing Him with others.

Joseph Brinkley

God has used Forge Equipping to free me up from hindrances and call me to reach the unreached!

Olivia Humphrey

Through Forge Equipping I learned how to be a laborer for Christ and that in itself was one of the most impactful moments of my life!

Caitlin Reed

The Details

Deadline to apply: MARCH 15

Core Training 2024 – Columbia, South Carolina:

June 7 – June 19, 2024 = $1800

Core Training plus Deep Camp 2024 – Columbia, SC & Denver, CO:

June 7 – June 29, 2024 = $2600

Core Training, Deep Camp & International Mission Trip 2024 – Columbia, SC & Denver, CO, Mexico City, MX:

June 7 – July 16, 2024 = $5600

This is your all inclusive cost (food, housing, tuition) but does not include transportation to and from the training. Each person's transportation needs are different. You can increase your support goal based on your transportation needs.

Each accepted student is encouraged to engage the support-raising process to fund tuition for this discipleship training mission. A member of the Forge Team will personally walk alongside each student providing effective tools including a funding website, support letter and creative ideas to fuel the fundraising process. 

A Typical day

at Forge Equipping:


7:00 – Breakfast


8:00 – Morning Session 1


9:30 – Break


9:45 – Team Building


10:00 – Morning Session 2


11:30 – Small Group Break Out Sessions


12:00 – Lunch


Afternoon Session 1


2:00 – Activities & Experiences putting messages into action (Time alone with God, Outreach, etc.)


4:30 – Debrief


5:00 – Dinner


6:00 – Evening activities


9:00 – Arrive at Hotel


10:30 – Lights Out

Not sure which equipping program is right for you?