CONNECTING COLLEGE STUDENTS
WITH VINEYARD CHURCHES
WHAT IS THIS?
The Fusion Movement created a network of thousands of churches near colleges in the UK. They have an app that highschool seniors use to look for local churches where they will be attending and connect BEFORE they go. The local churches have tools to help connect and retain these students when they come to college. Vineyard is partnering with the Fusion to start building this same thing in the US. We are working with Fusion to create ways for Vineyard churches to grow in two ways: (1) their ability to prepare teens in their senior year of high school for college, and (2) to prepare churches to have a strategic plan to reach college students and make them part of the church family. A few of the tools are listed below but more will come, and you can always reach out to Christian Dunn to personally get connected and have a plan for your church!
Fusion has two resources that you will find very helpful. The first is “Prep for College” meant for your seniors in high school. As a youth pastor you go through it with them!
The second book is called “Church and College Students” and is meant for churches looking to build a strategy to reach local college students and bring them into the family of your church.
COHORTS AND COACHING COMMUNITIES
Throughout the year Fusion runs several cohorts and communities, tailored to your interest and need. To learn more click the button to be connected with them!
IN DEPTH INTERVIEW
To hear the full story, listen to our interview with Miriam Swanson the Director of Fusion USA. She shares about the success of Fusion UK, what strategies she has seen work, her passion for students, and why she thinks the Vineyard is the perfect fit for reaching college students in the US. You can listen anywhere you listen to podcasts, just search “Redpoint Vineyard Youth Ministry Podcast.” Or click the button below.