Forge Internship

Forge Intern 2023 – Lawton Crooks

In 2022, I had the opportunity to join Forge's Equipping program, a 12-day training program that aims to push its students to become ‘kingdom laborers'… people that love God, love others, and have an intense desire to share the good news of the Gospel with the rest of the world. Looking back now, the tools I gained and the lessons I learned during my time in this program are priceless. I learned about God's calling for my life according to scripture, how to grow my intimacy with God, and, to this day, I still use the methods I learned at Forge Equipping to share the Gospel with others. This year, I have the opportunity to join the Forge Equipping staff as an intern to help train more students to become kingdom laborers!

Forge’s summer internship program offers strategic insight and experience into the practical skills needed to work in ministry. Additionally, Forge interns engage intentional, life-on-life teaching and training opportunities that disciple and develop them to better serve their churches, communities and families as disciples of Jesus (Kingdom Laborers). As an intern, I will be part of Forge’s summer staff team, implementing program logistics and serving the participants of Forge’s Equipping Programs ( This is an incredible opportunity to serve alongside ministry leaders in a context that will help prepare me for the next season of life. I was greatly impacted as a Forge Equipping student and I’m now excited to return and help provide the same opportunity to others!

I know this is an amazing opportunity filled with inspiring ministry and even further intensive training as an intern! I am not sure exactly what to expect, but I'm excited to join God's plan for me this summer. I will only be able to engage this opportunity with the help of others. My first request is that you pray for me as I prepare to serve humbly and fervently in this role as an intern. Secondly, I would ask that you consider partnering with me financially. The total cost of tuition is $1200. I am confident that God has much to teach me this summer through my time at Forge, and I would ask you to prayerfully consider investing in my life. My fundraising deadline is May 15th. If you would like to know more about Forge, please check out their website at

If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 803-3380-1230 or email me at    

Thank you so much!