The Forge is Hope Church’s one year internship program.  Our purpose in this program is to develop leaders to reach our church, state and world.  In this 1 year program students will take bible college classes for college credit through a partnership we have with Portland Bible College, you will apply what you learn in weekly practicum assignments and you will work as part of a team and a mentor to Forge you into the person God has called you to be.  Here what our Lead Pastor, Lance Dannic has to say to those as they enter the program:

“A Forge is a type of hearth used for heating metals, or the workplace (smithy) where such a hearth is located. The forge is used by the smith to heat a piece of metal to a temperature where it becomes easier to shape by forging.  Life has a way of beating us out of shape, twisting and turning the truth about who God is and who we are in an attempt to make us look more like the world; a cheap imitation of who you were meant to be. When we turn ourselves over fully to God, trust Him and let him forge us back into who we were meant to be we come alive in Him.  Over the course of this year we will be on a journey together as we seek the Lord and you will get a clearer picture of who He is and who you are in Him. God will use this internship program to shape and mold you into the person he created you to be so you can do what he is calling you to do. Many of you may not know what that calling is. Our prayer is that through this season of your life you will find what that thing is and be better equipped to pursue it! That’s where you will find true fulfillment, when you are being used by God for His purpose for which you are alive.” 


Isaiah 54:16   ““See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work”


Enjoy the Journey,

~ Pastor Lance

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The Application Process

As we prepare for our 2017 and 2018 school year the steps below will help you to determine if The Forge is the right program for you and what the practical steps for being a part of our program will be this year.  For our next school year all applications, forms and references will need to be received by August 15th.  If you have questions along the way don’t hesitate to reach out to us for support.

Read through the handbook and see if this program fits what God has called you to do.

Print out the application form, fill it out, and return it to us using the following options:

Print out the pre-admittance paper, fill it out, and return it to us using the following options:



Include your references. 

  1. Return by email to
  2. Return by mail to Hope Church (ATTN: The Forge) 436 Birch Grove Rd., Kalispell, MT 59901
Include your references. Pastoral, Personal and Professional. Package it all up and send it to…


  • Return by mail to Hope Church (ATTN: The Forge) 436 Birch Grove Rd., Kalispell, MT 59901

Pastoral Reference Form

Personal Reference Form

Professional Reference Form

Other Resources

Fall Schedule 2016

Application Checklist

Code of Conduct