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 2016 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


Rivers In the Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest album, opens a new chapter in the GRAMMY-nominated, South Carolina-based rock band’s story. But the band, comprised of brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt, and Josh Lovelace, couldn’t have arrived here without the tumultuous narrative that came before, each aspect of their career building up to this point.

With the Rinehart brothers, sons of a pastor who hailfrom the rural town of Possum Kingdom, as the songwriting core of the band, NEEDTOBREATHE has built a successful career, earning a sizeable fanbase with their extensive touring.

“We had a few goals as a band for the album,” Bear says. “I had them written in my notebook while I was writing songs. They were really basic: Keep it simple, not too many instruments, and have fun with it. And the last one was: be ourselves.”

“We’ve come through some rough moments and some amazing moments,” Bo says. “We’re the most energized we’ve ever been. The band is young again. We’ve got a new sense of purpose and we believe in what we’re doing and are completely honored and humbled that there are fans out there who appreciate that and love the music along with us.”


Worship: Jordan Nicole Brown

Jordan Nicole Brown is a full-time worship leader at College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Indiana. She loves the conversation of worship, the Church Year, and getting to work with a large variety of volunteers on a weekly basis. Creativity through scripture, art, and music, in a worship service is one of her biggest passions.

Jordan is an alumnus of Indiana Wesleyan University and no stranger to FUSION. Over the two past years, she has been writing and recording her newest EP: “Underneath.” It is now available for free on NoiseTrade.

Jordan Nicole Brown

Speaker: Antwaan Randle El

With Antwaan Randle El, expect the unexpected… one of the NFL’s most electric players ever. Antwaan was coached in college by Bobby Knight, drafted out of high school by the Chicago Cubs, and threw a Super Bowl touchdown pass.... as a wide receiver. He excelled at every level of athletic competition.

Antwaan’s passion for his community shines through today in all he does. He is the founder of the El Foundation. The EL Foundation consistently provides and implements enrichment and recreational programs, camps and opportunities to support, encourage, develop and empower exceptional and successful young men and women.

Now he is a speaker, a broadcaster, an educator, a leader. With Antwaan Randle El, expect the unexpected.


Schedule of Events

Friday April 1st

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 NEEDTOBREATHE
10:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m. Late Night Options:
open gym, dodgeball, climing wall, sports tournaments, McConn Coffee House and movie
12:30 - 1:45 a.m. Pizza Party
2 a.m. Curfew: In Rooms

Saturday April 2nd

Time Event
8 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Rally with Antwaan Randle El and the Jordan Brown Band in Chapel-Auditorium

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Seminars in Student Center Venues

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
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
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Activities
4 - 5:30 p.m.

Rally with Antwaan Randle El and the Jordan Brown Band in Chapel-Auditorium

5:30 p.m. (Optional) Dinner

*Schedule is subject to change


High school students in grades 9 through 12.

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.

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.

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.

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

Registration SOLD OUT

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 Registration and Release Forms

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

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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: 10/14/2016