The Forge Mission Training Network began in Melbourne Australia in 1996, launched by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost as a response to the dire need for Christians to go into the world, amidst the many cultural changes, to actively engage others with the Gospel Message of Jesus. In 2010, Forge hubs began rolling out to various cities across America. Forge hubs were also established in Canada, England, Wales, Scotland, Sweden and Germany. Forge Brisbane had continued to operate as the sole Australian hub until recently when Forge Melbourne was relaunched in March 2018.
Forge Melbourne is a unique provider of mission training to people in their local neighbourhoods, communities and networks as those who are already sent. Our prime training occurs through what we call the Forge Residency which uses diverse learning methods of core online curriculum, three day long intensives, monthly neighbourhood cohort gatherings and one on one coaching across a nine month period. Action-reflection learning is central to the residency formation experience.