Youth Ministry

We’re doing Youth Ministry in a new way!  Does this mean that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has weakened and isn’t powerful enough to reach the hearts of the next generation?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!

However, we strongly believe that God wants us to be creative and intentional about effectively making disciples (Matthew 28, The Great Commission).  We couldn’t be more excited about this next stage of youth ministry through Sunrise Church!  It’s called The Fusion Student Gathering! 


When and where do we meet?
We meet weekly on Sunday evenings from 5:15-7:00 p.m.  We rotate the location of FUSION from church to church on a monthly basis.  Check out the Sunrise Calendar (Click here) to find out our location for upcoming gatherings.

What is FUSION?
It’s a large group of youth who come together learn about Jesus, worship Him, and refuel in order to share Jesus with others!  We eat great food, play fun games, worship with live music, build friendships, learn from pastors and youth leaders, have small group discussions and pray together.

Who is involved?
Sunrise partners with 3 additional churches to organize this larger student gathering.  About 30 youth attend regularly.  While our 4 churches are the core group, we envision this to be an outreach opportunity.  This simply means that we will NEVER be a closed group, wanting any student (grades 6-12) to join us for this great experience!  The four partnering churches are:

  • Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Innovation Church
  • Lafayette Community Church
  • Sunrise Christian Reformed Church

How long has The Fusion Student Gathering been around?
The kickoff event took place on October 6, 2019!  The leaders from the 4 churches have worked extremely well together and we’re thankful for the skills and hearts of each one.  We’ve been very encouraged by this transition and are now in our 3rd year of Fusion!

Who do I contact to get involved?
If you’d like to simply show up at our next Fusion gathering, go for it!  But if you’d like more information beforehand, Mike O’Shaughnessey is the Youth Director at Sunrise and he’d be glad to talk with you in person, on the phone, or  by e-mail.

Mike’s E-mail:
Church Phone: (765) 471-9548