Fusion is our Student Ministry program at CUMC. As a church we believe that the spiritual development of the upcoming generations is incredibly important. We place a lot of emphasize on making sure that our kids have a safe place to learn more about Jesus, starting with The Wave (birth-4th), Transit (5th - 6th) and Fusion (7th -12th).

All of our ministries echo our overall church goal and vision: Connect, Grow, Share. We might phrase it slightly different from ministry to ministry to better address the age groups that we are interacting with. In our Fusion ministry we do this through the simple words Found, Equipped, Sent.

As a ministry we want to make sure that all of our students develop a relationship with God, that they would be Found in the love of our Heavenly Father. Then we want to empower our students through teaching, serving opportunities and small groups to Equip them for the work of God and His kingdom. Lastly, we want our students to know that they have a valuable role to play in the narrative of God's story, and that they are being Sent out to share God's grace with others. 

At Fusion we have a very simple goal, "we want to simplify our approach to amplify Jesus." This just means that our focus is not necessarily to have the biggest, most cutting edge, crazy games and set up. We will have games and do cool events but all of that comes in second to creating an opportunity for our students to have a genuine encounter with God. 


This summer we have three major events taking place and a few fun night to help us get back in the Fusion routine for the end of summer. If you have any questions about these events you can e-mail Hugo at Hugo@chapinumc.com

VBS - June 17th - 21st

While this event is not geared towards teens in our student ministry a lot of our students and parents give up one week of summer vacation to help host VBS. Our students will help lead games, snacks, and groups as we create an environment where young kids can encounter the love of God. You can find more information in the Wave Children's Ministry page. 

Fusion Summer Camp 2019 - June 29th - July 3rd

This trip is the highlight of our student ministry calendar. While we have other retreats and fun events, nothing compares to Summer Camp. Everything is turned up to eleven as we take our students and help them focus their attention on God. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in building strong relationships with other believer and leaders. You can find more details about summer camp below, or follow this link!

Middle School ASP Mission Trip - July 21st - July 27th

This summer we're taking a mission trip to Virginia with just our Middle School group. This is a great way for our young middle school kids to experience what it feels like to place the needs of other above our own. We will be serving through different construction projects and we'll be spending time together playing games and doing devotionals together. If you are interested in having your middle school student participate space is very limited at this but just e-mail Hugo to see if there's still room available. 

Fusion Summer Nights

During the month of August we're inviting all students who are not on vacation to join us for a few nights of games and devotional. We'll have free pizza available for dinner and we'll spend a lot of time hanging out and having fun. We will also be taking some time to focus on God through a group devotion that we will do together. We will be meeting on Wednesday nights from 5:30 - 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall!

We will meet on the following dates in August:

Wednesday, August 7

Wednesday, August 14

Wednesday, August 28

If you have any questions about meeting times, please e-mail Hugo at Hugo@chapinumc.com.

Upcoming Fusion Retreats

Through out the year we try to take our students on a few different retreats to help refocus our attention on God and strengthen that relationship. These trips are a great opportunity for our students to create new friendships and grow closer to their leaders. 

We try hard to price these trips so that they are affordable to all. However, we understand that sometime these trips can be financially challenging. We never want money to be the reason a student is not able to participate or experience a connection with God. Thats why we offer partial and full scholarships for all of these events. Scholarships are distributed on an as needed bases and for large families with multiple kids who would want to attend the trips. Just fill out the Scholarship Form and have it turned in to Hugo. 

  • Fusion Summer Camp 2019

    Summer Camp is the best week of the year in our Fusion Calendar. There's no other time or event in which we see this level of fellowship or community among our students and our leaders. We also get to see students encounter God on a completely different level. We are very intentional about creating a space where students can be separated from their everyday distraction and can focus their attention on God.

    This year we'll be staying at the Bonclarken Christian Center once again!! This place is AMAZING!! Camp includes some awesome activities like the dueling zip-lines, rock climbing wall, pool, full gym, ga-ga pit, outdoor soccer arena, disc golf, paintball, kayaking, and a pool. Those are the activities that our students can participate in during FREE TIME!! 

    We also have our "Tribal Wars" happening this summer where students will compete all week long to earn points as a team. At the end of the week our winning "Tribe" will be awarded a very special price.

    We have a lot of fun planned for our students but our main goal and hope for this retreat is that students would have a genuine encounter with their Heavenly Father. Everything we do is meant to point our attention and our hearts towards God and His love for us. Students will walk away with strengthen relationships among themselves, with their leaders, and most importantly with God. We do this through intentional devotion time each morning, worship, teachings and discussion groups. Students are encouraged to bring their questions about who God is and what our lives are supposed to look like when we chase after God. 

    Student must be raising into 8th grade - Graduating Seniors to be able to join us for Summer Camp

    Dates for this our Fusion Summer Camp are June 29th - July 3rd

    Cost per student is $290

    Families with 2 or more students participating pay $240 per student

    Non-Refundable $75 Deposit is due as soon as possible. Final Payment due June 2nd

    Registrations closed June 2nd

    If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Summer Camp e-mail Hugo, our student minister, at Hugo@chapinumc.com

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We believe that the job of discipling our children and partnering with parents is one of the most important things we can do. We also recognize that this is a team effort. We love when parents jump in and help serve in any of our family ministries. If you would like to serve with our Wave, Transit or Fusion ministries please sign up by following the links below. 

Safe Sanctuary Policy - In our Safe Sanctuary policy we detail our policies and procedures for volunteering with and taking care of our children, teens and vulnerable adults. 

Volunteer Application - Follow this link to find our volunteer application which includes background check authorization.