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Welcome to The Forged, a leading Christian-based men's development organization. Our mission is to coach men in body, soul, and spirit, empowering them to reach their full potential through dedication, self-improvement, and intellectual growth.


At The Forged, we provide comprehensive training and guidance in physical fitness, spiritual development, and overall personal growth. Our experienced team is committed to helping you become the best version of yourself. Join us on a transformative journey of self-discovery and become the man Christ created you to be. Explore our programs and start your path to greatness today!

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Mike Sonneveldt founded The Forged in 2024. After decades of coaching, instructing, mentoring, pastoring, managing, leading and more, Mike's passion for discipling and mentoring men inspired the creation of The Forged.


Mike's background in business, ministry, education, and athletics has been shaped over decades of experience and growth in various fields. He graduated with a BA in English from GVSU as well as a minor in Physical Education.

Mike has served as a hockey coach for youth ages 4 to high school, directed state hockey tournaments, run retail businesses, taught middle school and high school, served as a young adults pastor, served as dean of the Revive School of Ministry, held the position of Biblical Education Director at Revive Church in Stuart Florida, and is currently COO of Self-Evident Ministries.

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