It begins with a willingness to be uncomfortable…
Our Forge Chicago Hub at The Center in Itasca offers a missionary formation residency and is connected to our larger movement. Forge Chicago residency was formed to offer missionary training to individuals who are in Northern Illinois. Our Forge Chicago Hub has a team of volunteers that partner with local churches, organizations, and colleges to empower and equip everyday men and women to join God in His redemptive mission in the places they're already doing life.
We invite the participants (or residents) on a 6-month learning journey to explore the essential paradigms for missionary formation & practices of mission discipleship and sustainability. On this journey, the group of participants are offered peer to peer learning environments, learning from missionary practitioners from around the world, coaching, and a learning pathway filled with the most up to date content & curriculum.
Who are the people best-suited for this residency? The Forge training experience is designed for anyone—a bishop or a bartender, a mechanic or a mom. A resident could be someone who…
Burns to see lives transformed outside the walls of the local church.
Desires to be trained to understand and live a mission-shaped way of life.
Wants to be a revolutionary follower of Christ right in their own neighborhood.
Feels a sense of calling, but doesn't necessarily feel called to conventional vocational ministry or seminary.
$600 total for 6 months of training and coaching. Class size is limited. A payment plan can be made available if needed. You can register as an individual or a group. Our next cohort begins in January at The Center - Itasca
The cost includes:
A learning pathway filled with the most up to date content & curriculum. Includes a resource library with hours of video & audio resources and a hosts of articles, pdfs, and ebooks
6 interactive training sessions with innovative teaching from widely recognized leaders
Monthly coaching with a local leader and practitioner
Peer-to-peer learning environments designed to be intimate, conversational learning experiences