On Sunday mornings at 10 AM, during Sunday School the students take the time to focus on connecting their worlds to see how we as a ministry can connect with the community around us. Also, by connecting this way the students are able to help encourage and live life together.
The students gather to grow as they are taught biblical truth and about the attributes of God. During this time a lesson is presented to challenge the thought and to grow the hearts of the students by the way of the Holy Spirit.
We love to learn and grow in our relationship with Christ, but we also enjoy being together as a ministry. This is a ministry that is welcoming to everyone and anyone. That is deep within our DNA. We also seem to constantly find ourselves having fun doing whatever we may be doing. We can either be cleaning up after an event or hanging out before Sunday School and fun seems to find its way into our time together.
Serving out community is a huge part of this ministry. Mainly, because the culture at BUMC is surrounded by a heart of servant leadership. The same can be said about the FUSE Student Ministry. We serve our community of the Knoxville and Greater Knoxville area. We also have students who go each summer to serve the people in Costa Rica.
On Wednesday Nights at 6:00 p.m. the students are encouraged and poured into by the leaders of the FUSE Student Ministry. This is a time where the students are assisted in ways they can better themselves in their personal spiritual discipline. Also, the students learn about how they can defend their faith in times that their faith is tested.
As a ministry, FUSE believes in the value of worship, out of our desire to be obedient to God's word. We rejoice in the promises that the Lord has made to us. The FUSE Student Ministry chooses to participate actively in the BUMC services. At 9:00 AM there is the Praise & Worship service in the Fellowship Center. Then at 11:00 AM there is the Traditional Service in the Sanctuary.
Dylan Wilson is the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Hailing from west-central Indiana, he graduated in 2015 from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology and Intercultural Studies. He and his wife, Breanna, have been involved in various ministries in the past seven years, including a three-month internship at an orphanage in Mexico and an eight-month stint as a youth director in Virginia. Their long-term vision involves mission work that helps children and young people come to know Jesus.
Contact the Student Ministry Office for more information, 865-588-6562 ex:103