Forming is available everywhere! We now print workbooks in the U.K. and in Melbourne as well as the U.S.
There are several ways to get started with Forming and bring it to your church or small group.
Since Forming is so experiential, the best preparation for leading a group is going through the course yourself.
Attend a Group Near You
With over 600 Forming groups to date, you may be able to locate one near you. If you will send us your address using our contact page, we will do our best to put you in touch with someone in your area who has led a Forming group.
Create a ‘Leaderless’ Group with Friends
If you do not have access to another Forming group, we highly recommend gathering a few friends together and going through the material together. Each person should have their own workbook, and you may find it helpful to share a single facilitator workbook to help setup the exercises. Spend extra time discussing the material so that you all get the most out of the course.
Work Through the Material Without Videos
If the starting cost of the full kit with videos is beyond your resources at the moment, another option is to purchase both the Participant Workbook and the resource book Forming: A Work of Grace which contains far more material than the actual videos. Begin each session by reading the corresponding chapter in the resource book, followed by reviewing the presentation notes in the Workbook and doing the exercises (preferably discussing all the material with others). While this approach takes longer, you will still have full access to the benefits of the course.
Special Option for Educational Institutions
Colleges, Seminaries, and Christian High Schools have full access to even more possibilities.
Please check out our College-Level details here.
Coming Soon — Streaming!
We hope to provide streaming videos soon at a reduced cost, which will provide even more options!