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The Forge Retreat?


The Forge Retreat is a 3-day, 2-night retreat for incoming students to UAB and other Birmingham area schools. At the retreat, students will have the chance to get to know ministries and churches in Birmingham. They will be welcomed into the body of Christ in Birmingham and at their campus, connected with upperclassmen and other freshmen, and encouraged in their walks with Christ...all before their first day of class!


2023 Dates Coming Soon!

The event will be hosted at Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center in Talledega, AL!


The Forge Retreat seeks to glorify the Lord in every aspect of its existence by welcoming the incoming freshman classes to Birmingham Schools by showing them a glimpse of the local body of Christ, connecting them to community, and equipping them to serve our campus and beyond.


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What to expect

Learn more about where we will be and what we will be doing! Click below for more details about The Forge Retreat!

Ministry Partners

We believe the local church is a vital part of your walk with Christ in college. Learn more about the ministry partners of The Forge Retreat and the opportunities you'll have to get connected!

Retreats at other schools

The forge Retreat operates under All Things Ministries, a non-profit who desires to see the needs of the overlooked and unengaged and bridge the gap between them and Christ and His church. 

All Things Ministries hosts freshman retreats like The forge at various different colleges and universities, click below to learn more!