The main vehicle for training individuals to live as missionaries where they’re doing life is a 9-month residency (think internship). There is no quitting school/work or moving to an unfamiliar place for the time of the residency. Although the term we use for participants is "resident," these men and women will not be living together. Since the purpose of Forge is to create missionaries, we encourage the residents to continue relationships with their neighbors, co-workers, and communities. A resident’s every day life serves as the learning lab or context for missionary formation.
The residency training helps to mature each participant as a disciple of Jesus Christ through personal relationships and action-reflection learning in a combination of one-on-one and collaborative learning environments.
We believe the best learning happens in context in the places one lives, works, and plays. Because of this, Forge offers 2 types of residencies: The Local Residency & The Online Residency
The Local Residency is ran across the country through local Forge Hubs. Forge Hubs are localized expressions for Forge America and each Hub runs an individual residency. To see if there is a Hub near you, click the below. Since we do not have local Forge Hubs in every city across the country, we offer an Online Residency through our Forge Online Hub. To find out more click the link below