Creative Worship Workshop

A few of us are heading over to this from the mountian. If anyone might be interested shoot us through an email.


Dinner with Deb and Alan Hirsch

Forge Postcard 2009 Intensive #2 dinner

Reshaping your spirit for mission

Forge Postcard 2009 Intensive #2

Forge New Web Site.

Forge Australia has got a new web site.

There is also a spot with what is happening in Victoria where the Ranges area is located.

You can check it out here.

Ian Mosby

An interesting interview with John Cleary from ‘Sunday nights’  John Cleary is on the ‘Sunday nights’ on abc radio.

Ian Mosby was also interviewed the second hour. Ian was in town when the Forge intensive was on. ( I know he got asked to come along, but was to busy…) Anyway great  discussion regarding ‘post christian society’.

Forge March Intensive : New Paradigms for the Missional Church


This is pretty close to us so if anyone wants any more information let us know…

Forge prospectus 2009

For anyone who might be interested in a Forge internship this year the Prospectus for 2009 is out. 

There are three stream:

Pioneering missions

The pioneering missions stream is designed to support, inspire and equip people in missional living 

and setting out to pioneer new missional enterprises. This can include pioneering leaders and those 

working in pioneering teams both within established churches and organizations and new start-ups. 

The primary goal of the pioneering mission stream is to help missional leaders engage in paradigm 

shifting experiences that broaden and deepen their capacity to engage in the mission of Jesus and 

to help connect them in a life-long relational network of fellow missionaries.

church planting 

The church planting stream focuses on the biblical basis of church planting, the dynamics of building 

a team and engaging communities, and provides the practical principles and support for dreaming 

about, forming and leading a church planting team. Church planters are encouraged to sign up for 

this stream, and to bring their teams along. 

Church planters can register for a Church Planting Internship or a streamlined Church Planting 

Teams Training alternative. There are three options. The basic course is Church Planting 101 (for 

new planting core teams planting community, house, café, missional churches). If there is sufficient 

interest Church Planting 201 (for core teams who have been planting for a year); or Church 

Planting 301 (for planters/churches multiplying networks/movements) – will also be offered. 

Church Planting Internship: In addition to the 3 intensives and clusters groups, interns will attend 

a planting-focused weekend on March 20-22 (West) or March 27-29 (East). 

Church Planting Teams Training: This streamlined program (for teams) includes the planting- 

focused weekend [March 20-22 (West) or March 27-29 (East)], cluster groups, and a final 

seminar Nov 7/8. This program does not include the full 3 intensives. 

Peter Roennfeldt will facilitate the teaching of the Church Planting Track with teachers and case- 

studies from a network of participants in the process – including Crossway, BUV, Adventists, 

Heathmont Baptist, Salvation Army, Wesley-Methodist, Church of Christ, Revive, Living Waters, etc. 


Across Australia church leaders are recognising that the traditional models of leadership and 

mission may no longer be as effective in a new social and cultural environment. However, it is not 

always clear how to capture and implement some of the latest creative and energetic models, which 

often seem oriented around church planting or non-traditional environments. 

Forge Transition is a resource and training program for leaders of established churches to help 

you to begin to capture new missional energy within the context and challenges of a traditional 

or not so traditional church. The objective is to help leaders make the shift to cultivate a missional 

environment. The focus will be on allowing the leader to engage in a reflection process on how our 

missional context has changed and ways we can become more creative and experimental with our 

leadership in this new time. 

The transition team will help to tailor a package for you or your team to best enable the spirit of 

God to reinvigorate and inspire existing churches and their leaders.


You can download the rest of the 2009-forge-prospectus here