Online application: Apply Here

Early Acceptance Deadline: February 15th  /  Standard Deadline: April 15th 


Anyone who wishes to apply to the Forge must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Placed belief in Jesus Christ as Savior
  • Living a lifestyle that demonstrates a following of Jesus
  • Possess some basic leadership traits/qualities
  • Completed at least one year of college
  • No older than 25
  • Not married
  • Be in good physical health
  • Acquire an appropriate visa if not a resident of the United States 

Other Requirements

All students must be able & willing to:

  • Move to Tyler, Texas and live in Forge housing for the duration of the program
  • Work at least 6 weekends per semester for our conferences & retreat groups
  • Be responsible for the full payment of the cost of the program
  • Travel internationally (a valid Passport is required)
  • Quit their job and not work while at the program (exceptions for freelance work)
  • Read several books and write several papers
  • Sign the Pine Cove statement of faith

The Application Process

  • Step 1: Fill out this online application
  • Step 2: Send reference form to four personal references
  • Step 3: Send in your $30 application fee online here
  • We will notify you when we have received your application
  • Some applicants will receive a request to schedule a brief interview 
  • Early application deadline is February 15th / Standard application deadline is April 15th 
  • You are welcome to apply anytime, but we do not begin evaluating applications until January 1st.
  • Applications received before February 15th will receive notification by March 1st. Applications received between February 16th and April 15th will receive notification by May 1st.
  • Due to our high volume of applicants we will notify you of the status of your application via the email address you submit in your application.

Online Application 


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