Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another
— Proverbs 27:17

The student ministry of Forge at First Baptist Dade City is to prepare students for their mission field through Scripture, community and service. Not only are students being forged as individuals, but they are also being forged as a community to serve the kingdom.

This does not happen apart from the work of Jesus Christ and we seek to grow more like him as we learn as individuals and as a church. As a student ministry, we do not see ourselves as separate from the church, but as a part of the church. 


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New series starts Nov. 7


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Upcoming Events

5th Quarter - November 2

After Pasco’s home football game, we will have a “Family Feud Night” and will have fun games until midnight. Bring your friends after the game where there will be food, prizes and a gospel presentation

Reverb: Orlando - November 9-10

An all-nighter like no other. Students will attend a Orlando Magic game and be a part of a big evangelistic event. Tickets can be purchased for $70.

Night of Hope - Dec. 2

Experience a Night of Hope first hand at Tropicana Field in St. Pete… It’s time for a revival! Our area is desperate for love, healing and guidance. It’s time for God’s people to rise up, and share the hope of the Gospel! Join us December 2nd as we experience this life changing one-night event with Tim Tebow, and other special guests as we reach our community!

A Late Show - December 7

Inspired by the likes of Jimmy Fallon, James Corden and Conan O’Brian, Forge Student Ministries will do a special “Late Show,” with food, games and a special guest interview! Come invite your friends to this exciting night. (7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Winter Jam - January 12

A Christian youth group tradition unlike any other. The Winter Jam tour makes a stop in Tampa with Newsboys United as the headlining act. The lineup includes Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Rend Collective, Ledger and Newsong!

Word of Life: Pursuit Camp - January 25-27

Has winter got you down? Has your spiritual journey stalled? We have something just for you: Pursuit camp! Pursuit is 44 hours of activities, music, relevant teaching and awesome community experiences, and we just might let you sleep. We have everything ready for you. $125 to register

MissionLab: New Orleans - March 17-22

We will be heading to New Orleans for MissionLab, a mission camp experience in the Big Easy! Students will get a hands-on mission trip experience with a worship experience. Great for students who want to experience mission work for the first time. ($350)

Student Life: Ridgecrest - July 28-August 2

Student Life exists to help people know Christ through His Word. We believe God's Word is relevant and instructive for the challenges students face today. Our camps inspire students through engaging worship, sound biblical teaching, and community-building in small group Bible studies. Forge Students will travel to Ridgecrest in North Carolina for its upcoming camp. ($350/$375)