More than a college visit, Fusion is a campus movement dedicated to providing space for high school students (grades 9 -12) to grow closer to God. Fusion 2017 is a worship experience designed to help students come and experience the love of Christ, sense His power at work, and begin a life transformed.

Speakers & Artists

In Concert: Relient K

GRAMMY nominated Relient K has been making records since 1997 when Matt Thiessen and Matt Hoopes formed the band in high school. In the 15 plus years since, they have released six full-length albums (three are certified Gold), five EPs, and a Christmas record. With over two and half million records sold, Relient K has acquired a highly dedicated fan base.

As a prolific songwriter, Relient K’s frontman, Matt Thiessen, has paved a road with pop hits over the last four years. These include co-writing Owl City’s 2012 summer hit “Good Time”, Kelly Clarkson’s “Long Shot”, and the award-winning “When Can I See You Again” from the animated film Wreck-It Ralph.


Worship: Zealand

Led by Phil Joel, best known for his long-standing role as bass player and vocalist for the multi-platinum selling band Newsboys, Zealand has been faithfully traversing a road that has been as unscripted and unexpected as it has been ordained.

For the past few years, Phil and fellow musicians, all who have been part of successful bands, have been operating “off the grid,” going where they have felt led, ministering where they have been invited, under the radar and outside of the spotlight. Phil explains, “Leading worship from within this band has been the freshest and most invigorating ministry opportunity I’ve ever been a part of.”


Speaker: Nicole Reyes

Nicole Reyes is a gifted and dynamic communicator, who travels and speaks at churches, conferences and events around the world. Her desire is for millennials and young people everywhere to experience the radical love of Jesus Christ and passionately pursue His plans. Nicole preaches the Word of God in a compelling and relevant way, leaving people encouraged, challenged and inspired.

Nicole pastored at Oasis Church in Los Angeles for 14 years, and has led in a number of different areas of church life since she was 19 years old. She currently resides in New York City and serves as Teaching Coach at Liberty Church and Director of the Liberty Foundation, a missions organization pioneering local churches globally.

Nicole Reyes

Special Guest: Chesternique

Riding high off the success of her latest single “Victory”, Bahamian-American contemporary gospel artist Chesternique is poised to make her mark in the music industry.  She is a 2014 Marlin Award winner for her hit single, “Thank You” from the Expressions of the Heart Album.

Singing publicly since the age of 8, Chesternique is a seasoned performer. She spent the early years of her music career singing in the church choir and performing at small events. In 2010 she independently released her debut single, “Get My Praise On”. The success of the song merited Chesternique the opportunity to perform it later that year at the Marlin Awards. 


Schedule of Events

Friday April 7st

Time Event
5 - 7:30 p.m. Registration in Maxwell Center
7:00 p.m. Doors open to Chapel Auditorium
8 - 10:00 p.m. FUSION Friday Night with Relient K and Zealand in Chapel Auditorium
10:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m. Activities in Barnes Student Center and Recreation/Wellness Center
12:30 - 1:45 a.m. Pizza Party in Barnes Student Center
2 a.m. Curfew: In Rooms

Saturday April 8nd

Time Event
8 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast in Baldwin Dining Center
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Rally with Nicole Reyes and Zealand in Chapel-Auditorium

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Seminars in Student Center Venues

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch in Baldwin Dining Center
1:15 - 2 p.m.

Seminars in Barnes Student Center Venues

Youth Leader/Sponsor Seminar in Teter Cafe

2 - 2:30 p.m. Game Show in Student Center Commons
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Activities in Barnes Student Center and Recreation/Wellness Center
4 - 5:30 p.m.

Rally with Nicole Reyes and Zealand in Chapel-Auditorium

5:30 p.m. (Optional) Dinner

*Schedule is subject to change


Who is FUSION designed for?
High school students in grades 9 through 12.

What does the weekend cost?
Only $55 for students and sponsors.
*Sponsors are needed for both male and female students. There must be one male sponsor for every 10 male students and one female sponsor for every 10 female students.

Where will I stay?
The choice is yours. Students and sponsors may stay with IWU student hosts in residence halls. Please note that not everyone will have a bed. Remember to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. You can also make your own arrangements to stay in an area hotel. Sponsors must remain with their students in either campus housing or at a hotel.

What about meals?
All meals are included in the registration cost and will be served in Baldwin Dining Hall.

What about seminars? 
A wide variety of seminars with topics relevant to teens and leaders.

Who can attend the Friday night rally?
Everyone! Tickets can be purchased at the IWU Box Office or iTickets.com.
(The Friday Night Rally is included in the FUSION registration fee.)

What Should I Bring

  • Sleeping bag & pillow
  • Bible
  • Personal items
  • Towel
  • Gym shoes
  • Alarm clock
  • Signed release form


  • Inflatables
  • Walley-Ball
  • Soccer
  • 3-on-3 Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Board Games
  • Ping Pong
  • Foosball
  • Carpet-ball
  • Globe Theatre movie
  • McConn Coffee Shop
  • Climbing Wall
  • Game Show with Prizes


We have worked hard to make the registration process as easy as possible. Registration forms may be mailed to us; however, the best method of registration is online.

Here is how it works:

  1. Have each individual (students and adults) fill out a registration and release form.
  2. Group leader collects individual forms.
  3. Login and Register group together online.
  4. Login if changes in registration are needed.
  5. Bring release forms and payment with you to FUSION.

Register Online

Print Individual Release Forms

If you have questions about registration please contact Evelyn Waymire at 765-677-2475 or email student.ministries@indwes.edu

Downloadable Materials

Right click any of the items below and select "Save As" in order to download.

 Registration and Release Form
 Fusion 2017 Brochure
Fusion Logo

Contact Info

Indiana Wesleyan University

Student Ministries
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953
Email: student.ministries@indwes.edu
Fusion Conference Questions (General): 765-677-6507
Fusion Registration Questions: 765-677-2475
Friday Night Concert (Public Tickets & Questions): 765-677-2610

Last updated: 01/31/2017