The Forge 2018

Local children's, youth and families leaders sharpening and encouraging each other

Rachel Turner

Currently out of stock £120.00


Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 February 2018

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The Forge Gathering is a residential retreat for children's, youth and families workers (both paid and voluntary) hosted by Rachel Turner and the Parenting for Faith team, beginning after lunch on Monday 26 February and finishing at 2.30pm on Wednesday 28 February.

There'll be time to worship and reflect, time to hear about new developments in children's, youth and families work, time to learn from each other and time for fun together! It's a fantastic opportunity to meet others working in the same field as you, and you'll leave with loads of contacts and some great new friends.

This year The Forge takes place at Rock UK's Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire.

The price is all in, with home-cooked food, shared accommodation*, adventurous activities** and more posh ice-cream than you can shake a stick at!

A typical day at The Forge:



8:00 Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 Informal breakfast seminars to inspire you, featuring stories from churches around the country and what they've been doing this year.
10:00-10:30 Worship
10:30-11:00 Reflections led from the front
11:00-13:00 Working groups - delegates meet together in small groups to chat through questions or ideas. Each delegate has one hour to spend as they want with their group - asking for help with curriculum, talking through a new idea, seeking wisdom, being prayed for - it's their time to use as they want!
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-18:00 Free time, with optional activities provided by the centre**
18:00-19:30 Dinner
19:30-20:00 Worship
20:00-20:30 Reflections led from the front
20:30 onward Ice-cream, posh nibbles and games

There's limited space, so book up soon!

When booking online, please give the names of all attendees and details of any dietary requirements by adding an order note at the 'Order Confirmation' stage of the checkout process.

Please click here to view our events cancellation policy.

If you would like to book a place and be invoiced for the event please contact our supporter services team on 01865 319 700.

To book online click on the Buy Now button toward the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this event please contact the Parenting for Faith administrator, Becky Sedwick.

*Accomodation is in shared dormatories which may require you to sleep in bunks although there are some single beds.

**Available activities will be confirmed closer to the event. To see what may be on offer visit the Frontier Centre's website here.

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Author info

Rachel Turner is the Parenting for Faith Pioneer for BRF. She has been involved in church leadership for over ten years, and is the author of four parenting books.


Book details

  • ISBN: FORGE2018
  • Published: Date unavailable
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  • Format: Residential Event
  • Pages:
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