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Leading students to Jesus, Connecting students to each other

When Do They Meet?

Compassion Students-FORGE meets from 6:15-8:30PM on Wednesday nights. Facebook & YouTube @COMPASSIONRADFORD

Call the church at 540.639.6287 for more details. 

Compassion Students

Compassion Students (FORGE) strive to be the place students, age 10-18, want to come. A place where they are connected with other students, connected to a Small Group Mentor, and most importantly connected to God. We don't take the time we have together lightly. We're reaching the next generation! 

We would love to see you and your student join us! We have a JV division for ages 10-12 and a Varsity division for ages 13-18 & end of senior year in High School.

Your First Visit

Here's what to expect when visiting FORGE for the first time: 


You Belong Here! It won't take long to meet other students before we start large group and then break into small groups. We believe that the most important time during our service is when we break into small groups. Why? You get the opportunity to connect with other students in your grade, grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus through discussion and being connected to a Small Group Mentor. 

Meet our Student Director

Chris Blackburn has been involved children and student ministry for just over 20 years.  He has a passion to coach and mentor teens in the Word and in life. Chris has been married for 27 years to his wife Tina, and has two boys - Cole and Ben. he is also expecting his first grandchild in May, a little girl!  Outside of ministry, Chris is very passionate about all things baseball. 

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“Baseball is like church. Many attend, but few understand.” – Leo Durocher 

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