FUSE* STUDENT MINISTRIES

A fuse creates a link in an electrical circuit – between the source of power and the place power is needed. When needed, the fuse sacrifices itself for the good of the circuit. Our purpose is to equip students to be the fuse: living sacrificial lives & being a bridge between the Source of Power (God) and the place power is needed (the world).

 

“My Power is made perfect in weakness…” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

fuse* Student Ministry Weekly Events for the Week of July 12th

Below you will find the current weekly schedule for fuse* events and ways to engage online. Make sure to revisit this page each week as content will change weekly.

  • Sunday, July 12th
    – First Church Worship at 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:00 AM on either live.firstchurch.cc or Facebook
    – Open Gym from 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Limit 4 students at a time)
    – fuse* Digital at 6:00 PM on Instagram Live
  • Monday, July 13th
    – Open Gym from 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Limit 4 students at a time)
  • Tuesday, July 14th
    No events have been scheduled
  • Wednesday, July 15th
    – fuse* Zoom 9thru12 at 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 16th
    No events have been scheduled
  • Friday, July 17th
    – Social Story Series on Instagram and Facebook
    – Open Gym from 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Limit 4 students at a time)

Streaming Discipleship

This is a resource for families with children and students at home.  It utilizes streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney + to join families together watching a movie and then provides insight into biblical truths that can be learned from the story.  You may find all the PDFs for each week available below.  There are discussion questions for both children and students, and an action step to accompany the weekly focus.  Our hope is to equip parents to continue discipling their own children in a way that is relevant and engaging.


 

THE THREE BRANCHES OF FUSE*

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fuse* STUDENT MINISTRIES | Sundays beginning January 6th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM | 604 Market St – First Evangelical Center (FEC), fuse* box student ministry center

All students are welcome at fuse* for interactive devotional times, snacks, games, and electives like recreational sports, worship elements, cooking/baking, leadership opportunities, and more. Opportunities like mission experiences, festivals, and retreats are available to all students as well as events designed for inviting, teaching, and sending.

 

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d-fuse* | 604 Market St – First Evangelical Center (FEC), fuse* box student ministry center

The “d” in d-fuse* stands for discipleship. Students who desire to take a deeper look at the Christian faith are invited to take advantage of opportunities like fuse* leadership university, CYF, exploring God’s call, and other age-level specific discipleship opportunities.

Groups meet in the fuse*box student ministry center unless otherwise communicated at 604 Market Street | First Evangelical Center

 

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fuse* OPEN GYM | Sundays, Mondays, Fridays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM | 601 Market St – Christian Life Center (CLC), Gym

Students who desire activity and recreation sorts are invited to participate in weekly open gym times. We help teach good sportsmanship, fairness, and encouragement to students as they challenge themselves and each other as we build relationships through athletics. Students will use one ball each, be assigned to one of four courts, and sanitation of surfaces and equipment will occur consistently. Temperatures will be taken upon entry, and students will sign in with contact information in case the need for contact tracing arises.

 

 


 

JOIN THE VOLUNTEER STAFF

Do you feel called to work with students? Apply to become a fuse* volunteer! There are three parts to the application process:

1. Application Form

2. Signed Covenant

3. Safe Sanctuaries Clearances

 


 

PARENT RESOURCES

Below are online resources to equip you for at-home discipleship:

  • Scripture & Prayer:
    There is no tougher job, and no greater calling than that of a parent. The powerful role a parent plays in their child’s life cannot be overestimated. Your kids are drawing their cues on what it looks like to follow Christ from you more than they are any other person. This can be an incredibly motivating, convicting, and overwhelming thought. You won’t always get it right or perfect. But you can always pray and lean on God’s word for direction.

  • Digital Engagement:This is a 12-page booklet for parents to work through and come up with a strategic game plan or code of conduct for technological engagement. Each section is intended to start with parents assessing and discussing, but also provides opportunities to bring the whole family into the discussion. There are four sections to the workbook:
    • Devices: Take inventory of each family member’s technological devices, assess the level of engagement in those devices, and discuss findings.
    • Social Media/Digital Connections: Take inventory of each family member’s social media accounts, assess the level of awareness on those platforms, and discuss findings.
    • Digital Code Of Conduct: Exercises to help consider ways in which a family can engage healthily and receptively in their digital reality.
    • Rules and Boundaries: Questions for coming up with rules and boundaries for the family.
  • Health & Wellness:
    Help parents navigate mental health and communication by covering topics like defining mental health & mental illness, mental illness indicators & descriptions, how to have conversations with your child about mental health, and finding help for your child.

  • Discipleship Resources
    The scripture tells us in Proverbs 22:6 — “Train up a child in the way he should go;
    Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” What a seemingly simple, but overwhelmingly complicated verse! It’s one of the most quoted, but difficult tasks for a parent. These resources can be helpful as you navigate raising your children in the Christian faith.