Forge: Leaders in Training is a new development within the Forge: Ministry Apprenticeship Scheme that seeks to grow the faith and skills of young leaders who volunteer regularly in youth and/or children’s ministry. It is aimed at young adults aged 17–21.
Forge: L.I.T. is designed to grow ministry leadership in a flexible way to complement your existing commitments to work and study. Aimed at young adults aged 17–21, the programme will begin in November 2023 and finish in July 2024 with an overseas mission team.
What is FORGE LIT?
Forge: L.I.T has 5 main elements specifically designed to improve your leadership skills and experience and strengthen your faith:
1. Church placement
2. Extended leadership placement
5. Overseas mission
Who can apply?
The programme is open to all young adults in the diocese aged 17–21 who are currently helping in leadership in a parish church or ministry in Down and Dromore. Spaces are limited to 10 and awarded after application and an informal interview.
How much will it cost?
The programme is free to successful applicants except for the overseas mission team which will have a bursary provided. We anticipate that this team will cost participants approximately £100 per person.
How do I apply?
The programme has begun but there is time to join before the next meeting on 27 January 2024. To apply please complete an application form which can be found at THIS LINK or email our FORGE Coordinator Janine Armstrong: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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