Forward Students is the student ministry of Forward Church in Cambridge and Kitchener, Ontario.

Ignite is for Junior High students in grades 6-8. At Ignite we capture the imagination of Junior high students and lay the groundwork for disciples of Jesus.


Radiate is for High School students in grades 9-12. At Radiate, students build deep, durable relationships through connecting in meaningful worship and service.


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October 15, 2018 | Krista Brown |  Events, News

Some of my fondest Jr. high memories were going on the retreats that my church had to offer.  Its ironic, I never actually desired to go beforehand.  I always needed a push from my parents and the reassurance that I would know at least one other person so that I didn’t feel lost in a sea of strangers.  I suppose that’s a fairly common feeling and that even though we are talking years ago, it’s possible that today as you’re reading this you are feeling the same way.

If you have heard about how Bedlam is one of the best trips of the year but are humming and hawing, stalling from signing up, come and talk to Andrew or myself, Krista.  Let us know what your hesitations are.  Maybe its because mom or dad are working when you need to be dropped off and you are unsure if you can get a ride to the church. Perhaps your piggy bank doesn’t make a sound when you shake it and you know trips like this cost money.  Or even that your best friend can’t go… and well things just seem a lot scarier on your own.  We can make all these things and many more easier for you.  When there is a will there is a way!  This year’s Bedlam retreat has a solid lineup of fun, Christ centered events that you will wish would never come to an end.  But before you find yourself back at home telling your friends how cool your weekend was we have to get you signed up.  Click here for all the nitty gritty details. See ya on the bus!


Lighthouse Project

May 10, 2018 | Krista Brown |  News

We are now excepting applications and would love to hear from you!

At Forward Church, we see God presenting us with opportunities to connect with our local communities by serving outside of our walls and creating tangible partnerships with local agencies, schools and neighbourhood associations. Through “The Lighthouse Project”, we are seeking to develop and equip chosen young adult “mentors” to live on mission, by developing relationships and introducing students to Jesus, during a one-year-long internship. In return, our mentors will be given housing accommodations, financial flexibility and intentional discipleship coaching/resourcing, as they live together, serve and connect with their community.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity read the Lighthouse overview.  Interested in applying?  fill out the application and email to Andrew Nunn  or submit in person at Forward Church Cambridge (Franklin Blvd. & Myers Rd.) by May 31, 2019.