The Forge

The Forge is the Men’s Ministry expression of The River Ministries. The Forge exists to be a catalyst for the hearts of men, endeavoring to wake them up to the bigger story they are vitally a part of and encouraging them to launch into the calling and desires of their lives.   We desire to inspire men to get their hearts back and be the leaders that we’re all called to be. It's an invitation to share one’s story, be Fathered well and to move forward into deep, godly masculinity.

For more information, call/text Tom Calton at: (828) 429-3370 or email him at

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The Forge has 3 modes of ministry.

  1. The Forge: Men’s Bonfires (Monthly)
  2. Warrior Groups (Men’s small groups – weekly)
  3. Strategic Partnerships (We believe we are stronger in community)

Christmas Tree Bonfire & TRM Rebuild Presentation

January 11th


The Annual Forge: Christmas Tree Bonfire & TRM Rebuild Presentation

The burning of the lodge was tragic but the future is bright. We believe the floods over the past 2 years was already ushering in TRM 2.0 but the fire confirmed a TRM 3.0

Join us on this night of remembering, celebrating and discovery as we celebrate the past and look to the future.  Look forward to a huge Bonfire Too!!!

Tom Calton, David Swain, Neill Rogers and Greg Sailors will bring a word of encouragement together as we look toward the future.

Please bring your Christmas Trees to help with the fire. We will see how high we can get this thing! You can drop them off prior too if you like, talk with Tom about where at 828-429-3370

Here's the video from the past years:

We will also have a food truck with awesome man food. Food will range from $6 and up.  We will have cigars to purchase as well.

What's not to love?

This event is for men 18 and up.

Come, hear, receive and keep growing stronger - together.

For more info call Tom at 828-429-3370 or to be added to The Forge text list.

Want to camp? Also, call Tom at: 828-429-3370 cost for camping is $20 a night.

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