Fuse Toolkit: "Getting to Know the Real You"
The Next Nine Weeks at Fuse
Tim Keller says, “Our need for worth is so powerful that whatever we base our identity and value on we essentially 'deify.' We will look to it with all the passion and intensity of worship and devotion, even if we think of ourselves as highly irreligious.”
We are all worshipping something. We are all finding our identity somewhere. The question is where?
With so many different people telling us who we are, or who we should be, how do we know who’s right?
We think the One who made us should get to define use. So Fuse is going to the Bible to see who God says we are. Use this toolkit to see what to expect in the next nine weeks and to start conversations around identity.
- “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them...And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:27 and Genesis 1:31, ESV).
- “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well” (Psalm 139:13-14, ESV).
The Big Takeaway
True identity is knowing and receiving who God says I am.
- Week 1: “In the beginning...”
- Week 2: “Who told you that?”
- Week 3: “One of One”
- Week 4: “Created for Good Works”
- Week 5: “Man and Woman”
- Week 6: “Identity in Relationships”
- Week 7: “Dead to Sin. Alive in Christ.”
- Week 8: “More than Conquerors”
- Week 9: “Image Bearers”
Continue the Conversation with Friends, in Your Fuse Group, or at Home
Fuse Group Leader Discussion - Leaders, use this link to get the conversation going in your Fuse Group. We’ll update this link each week with questions, conversation starters, and resources to help you prepare for group each week. Save this link, and we promise to do all we can to make it valuable for you.
Questions for the Car - Parents, use these questions after Fuse to continue the conversation. Leaders, if you take students home, use these questions to keep students engaged in what they learned that night. Text MS PARENT or HS PARENT to 30303.
Identity Crisis (Study)
This five-day study looks at how sin fractures our God-given identity. Jesus not only saved us from our sin; He also restored our identity to the way God intended it to be.
How to survive an identity crisis (Devotional)
Who are we really, deep in the core of our souls? Have you ever wondered about the origin of who you really are?
How to find your identity in Christ (Article)
Our net worth is not determined by what we earn. Our worth is determined by whose we are.
What do you do when you know who you are (Article)
Knowing who we are changes how we see ourselves and how we respond to the situations life throws our way.
God is already pleased with you (Article)
For many people, having a father has been a lot of work. Making our fathers proud seems ingrained in us from birth, but we rarely, if ever, feel like we’ve accomplished that goal.
Helpful tips and reminders
- Leaders, love your students by getting to know their parents. Getting to know students’ parents builds trust and unity, and ultimately, allows you to better lead your students.
- Leaders, don’t go at it alone. Leading a Fuse Group can get heavy. Lean into your campus staff for help setting boundaries and expectations. Seek wisdom from leaders above you and around you.
- Looking for an opportunity to hang out outside of Fuse? Go to Connect Classes together! This is a great opportunity to spend time with students as they learn about God’s promise and get connected to the larger church.
- Make plans to be at Gauntlet 2020. Volunteer sign-ups are open for Gauntlet 2020! Apply here.
2020 Fuse Yearly Teaching Calendar
Parents, stay in the know about all things Fuse. Text FUSE NEWS to 30303 and subscribe to a monthly email newsletter designed just for you.
Fuse Worship curated this playlist so you'll be ready to sing along to every song. But if you just want to put that one track on repeat and get in your feels, you won't get any judgment here.
Spread the Word
Use these pics to invite students and friends to get to know the real them, too.