What is Fusion Impact?
Fusion Impact is a unique hands-on mission experience for high school students. Fusion Impact’s values and ethos are based on the core values and Maxims
Fusion Impact teams serve with International Mission Board missionaries completing high impact projects rooted in church planting and evangelism around the world.
How much does Fusion Impact cost?
2013 Fusion Impact costs are $2500 plus airfare. All costs for training, travel, and room and board are included! This amount does not include a passport, visa, immunizations, or required travel insurance.
How are Fusion Impact assignments determined?
When a candidate completes their IMB student application and references the application is then reviewed by IMB Student Mission staff for approval. Once an application is approved the candidate will be placed on a project based on their skills, interests, and abilities in accordance with the requirements of each specific project request.
Who provides supervision while on the field?
Supervision is twofold. The first level of supervision is provided by the Fusion Advocate who serves as the team leader while deployed. Remember, Impact Advocates are Fusion graduates who are proven leaders and able disciplers. The second level of supervision is provided by the IMB field personnel. The advocate reports to the field supervisor and ensures that the team is on task while deployed.
Do students serve alone or with a team?
All Fusion Impact participants serve as part of at team, called a cohort. Fusion Impact does not send individuals overseas apart from a cohort.
Is there an orientation and debrief for teams serving with Fusion Impact?
Yes. Fusion Impact’s orientation is held in Kansas City,MO at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
. Orientation begins Tuesday June 18, 2013
and ends Monday June 24, 2013
when the cohorts leave Kansas City for International deployment. Debrief is also held on campus in Kansas City on July 26 - 28. Students will return home on July 28.
How are travel arrangements made?
Fusion Impact participants are required to make travel arrangements through National Travel Services (NTS), the IMB’s travel agent. To ensure team cohesiveness, individual travel arrangements are not allowed. This keeps the team traveling together and individual candidates do not travel alone.
NOTE: Travel arrangements begin and end at the airport of the participant’s choice (most likely the participant’s home city) and will INCLUDE travel to Kansas City for orientation and debrief. In a few cases, parents may drive their student to Midwestern in Kansas City for orientation and pick them up at the conclusion of debrief. In this case, all flights should be purchased to begin and end in Kansas City, MO. This is at the discretion of the individual family and needs to be coordinated through NTS to ensure correct ticket purchase.
Once a person is accepted to Fusion Impact, an email is generated that walks them through the process for purchasing tickets and visas as well as other information for spiritual preparation.
Does IMB require travel insurance?
Yes. IMB requires all participants traveling abroad to have travel insurance. Insurance is relatively cheap (less than $3 a day) and provides coverage for both treatment and evacuation in the event of personal accident, illness, or other reasons for evacuation. This will also be coordinated after teams have been placed on a cohort.
Are visits by family members or friends allowed during deployment?
Visits to the field of service are at the discretion of the IMB supervisor and require pre-approval by Impact staff. Visits to the field, if approved, should be planned so not to distract the work of the cohort.
Who can I contact with questions?
800-999-2889 x 1061