Equipping students to go, grow, and overcome.

FORGE Youth Group’s goal is to bring about intentional transformation in the lives of students in grades 7-12.

What Does FORGE Value?

  • Community
  • Truth
  • Application
  • Worship
  • Service

What Does FORGE Do?

Each Thursday, we hang out, play games, eat food, and listen to what God has to say to us through worship and teaching. Throughout the semester we have exciting events like Mario Kart Tournaments, Four Square Competitions, and lots of fun!


Next Gen Advent Kit

We’ve put together a kit for you to take home and purposely focus your worship and devotional time preparing for Christmas. This resource is for students in our Next Generation Ministries (Village Kids, 5/6, & Forge). The kit includes the book “The God of Amazing Gifts” by Lizzie Laferton (one book/household), a journal for each student, and more! Join together as a community with one theme and one resource for families, complete with different levels of thought-provoking material for each age group. 

Forge Christmas Party

Forge: Christmas Party

December 14 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  | Village Church of Bartlett

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to this year’s Forge Christmas Party! Come out for an evening of Christmas cheer, friendly (but fierce!) competition, snacks, and fun. There is no registration for this event.

forge winter retreat

Forge: Winter Retreat

January 5-7 | Lake Geneva Youth Camp in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Forge students, join us at Lake Geneva Youth Camp for our January 2024 Winter Retreat! We are greatly looking forward to this time together to connect and see how the Lord desires to cultivate each of our hearts. The retreat will offer four teaching & worship sessions, small groups, and lots of time to have fun! Activities at the camp include archery tag, game room, open gym, broomball, and weather permitting tubing/other outdoor activities. 

Volunteer with Forge

Disciple students in grades 7-12 as a Forge group leader. Small group leaders typically attend the weekly gatherings on Thursday from 6:30-9:30 p.m.