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FUSION

Academic Accreditation. Intensive missions training. Great Commission fulfillment.
Spend your first year of college on the mission field. Jesus told his disciples how people would hear when he authoritatively commissioned a small group of his followers to make disciples (who make disciples) of all nations. The challenge is no smaller today than it has been for centuries. Billions of people around the globe live in places of utter darkness where they will be born, live, and die without ever hearing an authentic witness to the Gospel message.
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Founded in 2005 at Midwestern College, Fusion began as a directional process whereby young Christian adolescents would grow into biblical adulthood by embracing the call of the gospel through several rites of passage. As students grow in their understanding of Jesus and His call, they are asked, “is it worth it?” In the midst of growing challenges they prepare to take the calculated risk of trusting Jesus to draw people to Himself as He is lifted up to the ends of the earth. Fusion students take ownership of the faith by facing great responsibility with high expectation in the context of life-on-life discipleship in small teams called ‘cohorts.’

PHASE 1 – TRAINING

In preparation to carry the Gospel to hard places, Fusion cohorts prepare spiritually, academically, physically, and contextually.

Spiritual Training

In order to make disciples of all nations, the believer must first be taught the truth of the Gospel and be shown how to live in response to it.

Academic Training

At Midwestern College, exceptional faculty and seasoned missionaries teach the essentials of understanding worldviews and other religions so that students can communicate the Gospel effectively among those who would otherwise never hear. To learn more about the BA, Intercultural Studies degree, click here.

Physical Training

Fusion maintains that the body is the Lord’s and must be stewarded as a gift from Him.

Contextual Training

Utilizing intense training events, Fusion prepares its cohorts for the practical realities of living and working in harsh environments.

PHASE 2 – GLOBAL MISSIONS

Cohorts live out their training on the international mission field. Fusion cohorts scatter across the globe to live out their training in partnership with long-term IMB missionary efforts. The entire second semester (January – May) is spent on the international mission field, learning the local culture, and fulfilling the mission assignment tasked by Jesus nearly 2000 years ago.

Deployment

Fusion leadership places candidates on a country project at the completion of ground school, according to their gifts, skills, and passions.

Culture

Cohorts become acclimated to their host cultures by taking on the attitude of a learner and beginning to communicate the Gospel faithfully and effectively.

Mission Assignment

In this phase, Fusion cohorts work to sow the powerful Gospel message among the non-believing.

PHASE 3 – Great Commission

When students complete Fusion, their identity is profoundly changed, and their lives are completely transformed.

Those who complete their international component return and finish their training by earning the Bachelor’s degree. Sharing the Gospel is no longer just an option, but simply what they do, regardless of where they are, whether they are studying in a coffee shop in Kansas City or visiting a village in South America. Fusion does not find its success in what happens during the process; rather, in what happens through the transformed lives of those who completed it.

Getting to know your BAIS Degree:

Here’s what you’ll be taking in your first semester of FUSION:

GE111/112 Physical Education 1/2
GE220 Introduction to First Aid
GS181 Integrative I, Leadership
HT411 World Religions

MN201 Personal Evangelism/ Discipleship
MS220A Foreign Language I: Arabic
MS220B Foreign Language I: Hindi
MS220E Foreign Language I: Nepali
IC301 Int’l Security and Risk Management
IC101 Leadership Development

Application Considerations

The Fusion staff will humbly review each applicant in an effort to invite those candidates who will best thrive in the Fusion process. Applicants will be considered according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate a unique desire to submit to the Fusion process.
  • Be physically capable to handle the demands of Fusion’s training process.
  • Be emotionally stable enough to adapt to Fusion’s training process.
  • Be academically fit for the mental rigor of Fusion classes.
  • Be socially adept to participate and contribute in the life of a small team.

Southern Baptist (SBC) approved applicants who are invited as Fusion candidates will qualify for an overseas scholarship. There are a limited number of scholarship spots available. Their overseas rate will be $4,450. Non-SBC applicants and SBC applicants after the scholarship spots are taken will pay the full overseas cost of $7,000.

How to Apply

  1. Midwestern: Complete an application to Midwestern College.
  2. IMB: Complete an application to be a semester missionary with International Mission Board Students which includes the online form, background check, and three references.
  3. Fusion: Once applicants have been approved by both Midwestern and IMB, they will be contacted by Fusion Leadership with a final decision. Applicants can expect the Fusion Leadership team to either (1) extend an invitation to the applicant to be a candidate in Fusion or (2) inform the applicant that they are no longer being considered for candidacy.
  4. Deposit: The decision to accept the invitation to candidacy must be made within two weeks of receipt and must be accompanied by a $300 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot. This deposit will cover a portion of the ground school costs incurred for each candidate.

Request More Information

If you have any questions or would like to request more information, you can contact a Fusion staff member at 816-414-3777 or fusion@mbts.edu. All mail for Fusion can be addressed: Midwestern Baptist College, Att: Fusion 5001 North Oak Trfwy, Kansas City, MO 64118