WHO WE ARE
A Little About Us
Forge began in Victoria, Australia in 1996, launched by Alan and Deb Hirsch and Michael Frost out of a deep hunger and conviction of the need for Christians to go into the world, amidst the many cultural changes, and actively engage others with the Good News of Jesus and His Kingdom.
Forge has expanded over boarders and between continents through friendships and partnerships with likeminded individuals, networks and organisations, and through pioneering. The Forge Mission Training Network was established in 2007, birthed out of partnership between Forge (Australia) and the Missional Training Network, Canada, led by Cam Roxburgh.
In 2010 Kim and Maria Hammond moved with their three sons from Melbourne, Australia to Chicago, US to pioneer Forge America. Subsequent partnerships include that with Invest, Scotland, led by Alan McWilliam, and ForMission UK, led by Martin Robinson, partnerships enabled by Mark Michaels.
Forge has been pioneered in Germany and Sweden and there is an emerging network fostering in Europe aiming to develop a new way of mission and being the church.
We are dedicated to the identification, development and nurture of missional leaders, and to the cultivation of missional communities.
Forge exists to help mobilise and equip the people of God to participate in the mission of God.
MISSIOnAL COMMONS // HOSTED in PARTNERSHIP with the Missional NETWORK
NATIONAL AND GLOBAL LEADER