FORGE: Leaders in Training

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: Leaders in Training

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

3. Training

4. Discipleship

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?

To apply please complete an application form which can be found at THIS LINK. Applications close on 30 August 2024.

If you have further questions please email our FORGE Coordinator Janine Armstrong: