For the 2022-23 course we are exploring a hybrid of online, in-person and residential training. Our training will primarily be delivered through 3 Hubs:
Throughout the year we’ll meet in these Hubs for training days. These will be a mixture of onscreen and in-person teaching and breakout conversations. We’d suggest that you make every effort to join your nearest geographical Hub but there is also an online option. All 3 Hubs will come together for a January residential weekend.
The course covers 5 main areas:
Personal spiritual development
Living a missional lifestyle
Church in today’s culture
Building a discipleship culture
It is expected that each participant will put in a minimum of 3 hours per week of personal study and reflection. Alongside recommended reading to accompany the training, there are also tasks and reflective writing pieces set between the training dates.
Forge exists to help practitioners learn on the job and so it is expected that you will have a missional context where you are applying your learning throughout the course. The missional context will be clarified and agreed with each participant at the start of the course.