Episode 144: Discipleship Modeled in New Movie, “The Forge”

Alex Kendrick, director of an upcoming movie called “The Forge”, shares the movie’s theme of discipleship and reminds us that Jesus is inviting us to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow him. “The Forge” portrays discipleship through a storyline that will have you laughing, crying, and relating with the characters. You’ll leave this conversation challenged in your role of discipleship and ready to mark your calendars for the release of “The Forge” on August 23rd!

Ready to hear how “The Forge” movie models discipleship? Let’s go!

ALEX KENDRICK has dedicated his life to following Jesus Christ and making His truth and love known among the nations. After serving in church ministry for 20 years, he now writes, speaks, and produces Christian films with his brothers Stephen and Shannon. Alex directed and co-wrote the movies OVERCOMER, WAR ROOM, COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF, FACING THE GIANTS, FLYWHEEL, COURAGEOUS Legacy Edition, SHOW ME THE FATHER, and LIFEMARK. Alex co-wrote the New York Times bestselling books The Love Dare, The Resolution for Men, and The Battle Plan for Prayer. He has been interviewed on “Fox & Friends,” CNN, and ABC World News Tonight. Alex and his wife, Christina, live in Albany, Ga. with their six children and are active members at Sherwood Church.  His newest film, THE FORGE, opens in theaters in August 2024.


Luke 9:23-24 – take up your cross and follow me

Matthew 6:21– where your heart is there your treasure is also

Teaser Trailer: LINK

The Forge Website

Facebook – @forgemovie

Instagram – @forgemovie

TikTok – @forgemovie

X (formerly twitter) – @Forge_Movie

YouTube – @ForgeMovie

Kendrick Brothers’ Website: https://kendrickbrothers.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kendrickbrothers 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kendrickbros

Next Steps

Share this episode with a friend

Get involved with a Bible2School near you

Start a Bible2School program

Enjoying our podcast?

Be sure to subscribe to our weekly podcast show notes so you never miss an episode!

Looking for More Great Resources?

Let Bible2School, experts in engaging children with the Word of God, help equip you in sharing God with the children in your life. We have a variety of resources designed just for you.

Leading With a Heart for God and People

Author and speaker, and elementary school principal, Zac Bauermaster, shares how to lead with a heart for God and people.

Love Your Neighbor: 4 Ways to Help Your Kids Follow Jesus’ Commandment

How well do you know your neighbors? Jesus called us to LOVE our neighbors. In this blog, we highlight 4 ways to help your kids learn to love their neighbors, along with some practical tips to get you started as a family.

Neighborhood Prayer W.A.L.K.

Jesus called us to LOVE our neighbors. But, how do we love them? One way to do this is to pray for them. As a family, set aside a focused time of prayer specifically for those living in your neighborhood. A fun and engaging way to involve your kids in this is by going on a Neighborhood Prayer W.A.L.K.

Learn More
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments I give you…Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road…Deuteronomy 6:5-7