Written by: Katey Doreff and Savannah Buckley
Indiana Wesleyan University’s annual youth conference, Fusion, returns to campus this weekend, April 7-8.
Fusion draws in high school students from around the midwest for a weekend worship experience. A concert is held in the Chapel Auditorium on Friday night, and students attend sessions throughout the day on Saturday.
This year, Chesternique, Zealand and Relient K will be performing Friday night at the Fusion concert. Nicole Reyes will be the 2017 Fusion speaker.
Danniele Rydzynski, an executive director for Fusion, said she is looking forward to the spiritual opportunities for the high school students this weekend.
“We are just really excited to see what the Lord is going to do in and through the kids,” Rydzynski said.
Rydzynski said the Fusion activities are not limited to high school students. She said she encourages IWU students to become involved as well.
“It’s about showing them the IWU community and how much the students here love Jesus,” Rydzynski said.
Shelby Lamb (jr), a student leader for Fusion, has been involved by helping with housing students. IWU students volunteer to host several high school students in their room for the weekend.
“It’s a really cool thing for our campus to have the opportunity of hosting so many high school students here,” Lamb said. “We are being handed a free gift of ministering them and loving them.”
Alyssa Benson (jr), has volunteered to host students for the conference.
“I’m really excited to open up our doors to students we do not know and have the opportunity to show them the love of Christ and what being a student at Indiana Wesleyan is like,” Benson said.
Registration for the conference begins at 4 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m. The Saturday sessions will take place all day on campus.