Pine Cove Forge Students Outside Listening to a Director Teach

Leadership Development

The Forge is the leadership development ministry of Pine Cove serving men and women between the ages of 21-27. The Forge develops leaders who embody a faith worth following. Join us on our journey as we live, work, study, and travel together.


“There is a continuing need to train young people to become quality leaders in the Christian community. The Forge program with its small number of select students and its intensive program is well suited to meet this need. I highly recommend it.”

Jerry Bridges

Author, The Pursuit of Holiness


Forge Overview

Good Works

The Forge program is designed to develop followers and prepare leaders for a lifetime of good works. Here is a quick glimpse into the life of a Forge student and how it has impacted her.

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Forge Students at the Temple Mount


Incredible opportunity for travel await students of the Forge. Traveling flings the students into formative decision-making opportunities and memorable experiences. As the students encounter the unexpected in unknown places, they gain new perspective and chances to learn lessons that cannot be taught in a classroom. Forge students embark on many of these experiences each year. The culmination of all of our travel: a ten-day study tour of Israel.


The Nitty Gritty

Since the Forge is a discipleship program and not an internship, there is a cost shared among students that sustains the ministry itself.

$13,000 Total

Covers housing, food, travel, and all Israel expenses.


Many students ask friends and family to donate.

Payment Schedule

One downpayment and 8 monthly installments.

“Austin matured in many ways in his year with the Forge, most importantly in his walk with Christ. I attribute much of what Austin has become (even years later) to the lessons he received at the Forge, and whole-heartedly recommend the program.”

David Teitelbaum, D.O.

Parent of a Forge Student

Forge students take notes as the learn from a speaker in Israel.


Intensive Learning

The classroom environment is an essential part of any education. Unlike collegiate courses, however, Forge classes are aimed at developing the God-given design within each student rather than simply downloading information vital to passing an exam. Forge teachers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and levels of expertise. The classroom environment is both experiential and challenging. Many of our students say the learning they had in the Forge was more insightful and effective than any of their four years in college.

Academic Credit



We’re All in This Together

Forge students live in a close community of men and women from all over the country. The wide range of personalities and perspectives becomes our program’s primary means of character development. Without the opportunity to run from conflict, Forge students learn new dimensions of love, respect, and service as they share living space, meals, spending money, trips, and classes together. Community requires closeness and selflessness with one another and with other leaders, leading to an environment that is almost always personal, challenging, and real. Within the community are innumerable opportunities to practice a life of serving rather than being served.

“The things you long for in your walk with Christ, you can find here. The Forge, behind salvation, is probably the greatest return on investment you can receive.”


Forge Student

Program Highlights

Student Community


Program Highlights

International Travel


Program Highlights

Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences


Donate Form

Forge Donation

Thank you for supporting a Forge student. Please enter the first and last name of the student you’d like to donate towards in the box below. If you’d like to donate to the Israel fund of a trip participant who is not a Forge student, please email



Forge Leadership

Jared Schuler, Director of the Forge, has been on staff at Pine Cove since 2012. Kristen Ray serves as the Forge Women’s Director, and Tyler Arnold completes our leadership team as the Men’s Director. Jared, Kristen, and Tyler are committed to teaching, mentoring, and discipling the next generation of Christian leaders.

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