Our Student Ministry exists to help students LIVE for God, LOVE the church and LEAD others to Christ.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

6th - 8th Grade

Sundays

On Sunday mornings, Middle School students (6-8th grade) can join us for Fusion Groups from 9:30-10:45am in The Lodge (our 2-story student ministry facility on the back end of the church campus). These are small groups of students divided by grade and gender that meet with 1-2 adult leaders to help students connect deeper with God and each other. During the Bible study time on Sunday, we use the Foundation Series by YM360 and teach students truths from God’s Word through different topical series. Fusion Groups also meet together occasionally outside of this Sunday morning time just to do something fun or to serve together.

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Wednesdays

On Wednesday Nights, Middle School Students (6-8th grade) can join us for Fusion (our mid-week worship experience). MS Fusion meets from 6:00-7: 30pm in The Lodge and includes games, videos, worship with our Fusion Band and relevant teaching from God’s Word. Doors open at 5:15pm and students can come early to eat in The Lodge Café, hang out with friends or play some games in The Lodge or Ministry Center (Gym) next door. While MS Fusion wraps up at 7:30pm, any students waiting on an older sibling will still be supervised until High School Fusion lets out at 8:15pm.

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Other Opportunities

MINISTRY TEAMS
Students are encouraged to serve on one of our ministry teams at Fusion (worship team, tech team, greeters) or in other church ministries such as Kids Cove, Joy Ministry, Lighthouse Ministry, etc.

D-GROUPS
Discipleship groups for students who want to go deeper.  A group of 2-3 students will meet weekly with a leader to work on spiritual disciplines and accountability while doing life together.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM
Our SL Team is for students who want to be developed as servant leaders. Students must apply and interview to be on this team that meets monthly. Those who are invited to serve on this team will have more opportunity to lead and greater ownership in our ministry.

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HIGH SCHOOL

9th - 12th Grade

Sundays

On Sunday mornings, High School students (9-12th grade) can join us for Fusion Groups from 9:30-10:45am in The Lodge (our 2-story student ministry facility on the back end of the church campus). These are small groups of students divided by grade and gender that meet with 1-2 adult leaders to help students connect deeper with God and each other. During the Bible study time on Sunday, we use the Formation Series by YM360 and teach students truths from God’s Word through different topical series. Fusion Groups also meet together occasionally outside of this Sunday morning time just to do something fun or to serve together.

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Wednesdays

On Wednesday Nights, High School Students (9-12th grade) can join us for Fusion (our mid-week worship experience).  HS Fusion meets from 6:45-8:15pm in The Lodge and includes games, videos, worship with our Fusion Band and relevant teaching from God’s Word.  Doors open at 5:15pm and students can come early to eat in The Lodge Café, hang out with friends, play some games in The Lodge or shoot basketball in the Ministry Center (Gym) next door.

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Other Opportunities

MINISTRY TEAMS
Students are encouraged to serve on one of our ministry teams at Fusion (worship team, tech team, greeters) or in other church ministries such as Kids Cove, Joy Ministry, Lighthouse Ministry, etc.

D-GROUPS
Discipleship groups for students who want to go deeper.  A group of 2-3 students will meet weekly with a leader to work on spiritual disciplines and accountability while doing life together.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM
Our SL Team is for students who want to be developed as servant leaders.  Students must apply and interview to be on this team that meets monthly.  Those who are invited to serve on this team will have more opportunity to lead and greater ownership in our ministry.

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PARENTS

Connecting and Supporting Parents of Students

Overview of Parent Ministry

We believe that parents are called to be the primary spiritual leaders for their kids (see Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and Ephesians 6:4). Our role in church is to come alongside parents and support you in this incredible responsibility by reinforcing the truths you are teaching in your home. In addition to what we do with students at Fusion and Fusion Groups, we support parents through training, resources and parent seminars to better equip you in your God-given role with your kids. Please be sure to contact us about being added to our Parent E-mail list to keep up with these opportunities and upcoming student ministry events.

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Table Talk

As parents are the primary spiritual leaders for their kids, we want to set you up well to discuss spiritual truth in your home.  Click the link below to see a summary of what we’re learning in Fusion Groups on Sunday mornings along with a key verse and discussion questions.  We encourage you to use these downloadable discussion guides for a “Table Talk” or brief family devotion time with your teens.

TABLE TALK DOWNLOADS

Parents of Teenagers Group

On Sunday mornings, Student Pastor (Jamie Willis) and his wife (Joy) lead a group specifically designed for parents of teenagers. This group meets from 9:30-10:45am in the Ministry Center/Gym (next to The Lodge) while students meet with their leaders in Fusion Groups. The vision of this group is to be a community of parents who support, encourage and equip one another to be the primary spiritual leaders for their kids. We spend time in different Bible studies and topics that relate to parenting during this life-stage. It’s a discussion-oriented format (not a lecture) and includes time to connect with other adults and pray for our kids. There’s also free coffee!

CONTACT

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ABOUT US

Meet our Fusion Staff and learn about the Lodge

Student Ministry Staff

Jamie Willis | Student Pastor | Email

Chris Hargrove | Middle School Pastor | Email

Gray Cole | High School Pastor | Email

MaryBeth Bailey | Girls’ Minister | Email

Ashley Echols | Administrative Assistant | Email

The Lodge

The Lodge is our two-story Student Ministry space located on the back side of the church campus, which includes pool tables, ping-pong and gaming stations for PS4 and Wii. Students can also enjoy food and drinks from The Lodge Café and can open up their own account for purchases. The Lodge has two large worship auditoriums for both Middle School and High School, as well as meeting spaces for small groups.

What We Do

Check out some videos from a few of our Student Ministry events:

  • Summer Camp
  • Middle School Mission Trip
  • High School Mission Trip
  • United WKND
  • Girls Retreat
  • Mantreat

FUSION VIDEOS

EVENTS

Upcoming Student Ministry Events

High School Mission Trips

Over Spring Break of 2020, our High School students will serve the Lord in two different parts of the world: Guatemala and Scotland. Click below for more details on on these trips or to make a donation.

GUATEMALA SCOTLAND

Summer Camp 2020

Fusion is offering 3 different camp options next summer for all middle and high school students with Generate Camp by YM360 at University of North Carolina in Asheville, NC., July 20-24, 2020.

Our theme this year is Make it Matter-Living a Life of Impact (Ephesians 2:10).  Our speaker for this year is Chad Poe and worship will be led by Chuck Hooten.

We will begin camp registration with our flash sale on Wednesday December 4th and this will only run through December 11. You can save $100 off the price of camp by registering with a deposit during the flash sale!!

Please check out our brand new Summer Camp Website for all the details.

UNITED WKND 2020

UNITED WKND is a weekend event for middle and high school students that takes place at Lakewood Baptist Church and in the host homes of church members (spending the night in these homes on Friday and Saturday night). Students will grow deeper in their faith as they participate in 3 worship experiences at the church and 3 small groups in the host homes . This year’s UNITED speaker is Naeem Fazal and worship will be led by Heath Williams.

This year United WKND will be February 28 – March 1. Our focus and theme will be “UNDIVIDED”. 1 John 2:15

*Registration begins in January*

For more information contact Jamie Willis.