Event

YOUTH WORKERS CONFERENCE

February 2–3, 2017

Registration Closed
This event is sponsored by Indiana Wesleyan University
This event is sponsored by Indiana Wesleyan University

Come join us for FUEL 2017!

Join us this year in 2017 on February 2nd-3rd for our annual Youth Workers Conference! You won't want to miss out on FUEL 2017 as we dive into the topic of Soul Care: Caring for your own soul and family while being successful in ministry. With incredible worship led by Heartland Church and teaching from many voices across our Wesleyan youth movement, it will be a time of intimate connection with God and many other youth workers around the nation. Mark your calendars for this amazing event and make sure to register! If you would still like to register, email melserc@wesleyan.org or call 317-774-3883.

Wanna know the details?

  • When: February 2nd-3rd
  • Where: The Wesleyan Church Headquarters- 13300 Olio Road, Fishers, IN 46037
  • Rates:
    • $99- Triple
    • $149-Double
    • $235- Single
  • What's included in your rate?
    • Two nights hotel stay at Cambria Hotel & Suites- 13500 Tegler Dr, Noblesville, IN 46060
    • Full Event Registration
    • Two breakfast meals, late night snack Thursday (Buffalo Wild Wings), lunch Friday (Chick-Fil-A)
    • And much more...

For any questions, please email melserc@wesleyan.org or call 317-774-3883.

FUEL 2017 Schedule#

  • 4:00pm

    Registration Opens

    The Wesleyan Church Headquarters-Lobby

  • 6:30pm

    Doors Open

  • 7:00pm

    Session #1

    Wesley ABC

  • 9:00pm

    Evening Snack: Buffalo Wild Wings

  • 8:30am

    Oklahoma Wesleyan University

    Doors Open-Coffee Bar

    Wesley ABC

  • 9:30am

    Session #2

    Wesley ABC

  • 11:30am

    Wesley Seminary

    Lunch Break:Chick-Fil-A

  • 12:00pm

    Breakout Session #1

  • 1:00pm

    Houghton College

    Dessert Break

  • 1:45pm

    Breakout Session #2

  • 2:45pm

    Doors Open

  • 3:00pm

    Session #3

    Wesley ABC

  • 4:00pm

    Dinner Break

  • 6:30pm

    Doors Open

  • 7:00pm

    Session #4

    Wesley ABC

  • 11:00am

    Checkout of Hotel

FUEL 2017 Worship#

Heartland Church
Heartland Church

Heartland Worship is birthed out of Heartland Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, led by Pastor Darryn Scheske. The vision of Heartland Church has been to: Love people well, Lead them into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, and Launch them out to love people well.

FUEL 2017 Speakers#

Rev. Anita Eastlack

Executive Director of Church Multiplication & Discipleship

Anita is the Executive Director of Discipleship and Multiplication. She brings her 31 years of local church leadership and four years of district leadership to her national role of serving the Lord and His Kingdom. She is passionate about bringing Jesus' love and forgiveness to the most people possible, especially our children and youth.

Dr. Wayne Schmidt

General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church

On June 6, the General Conference of The Wesleyan Church elected Dr. Wayne Schmidt, to be the General Superintendent. From 1979-2009, Dr. Schmidt was first a co-founding pastor, and then, senior pastor of Kentwood Community Church in the Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Schmidt has served as the chief administrative officer of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University since January 2010. Dr. Schmidt has been on the district boards of administration in West Michigan and Indiana North Districts for a total of 15 years and also served as assistant district superintendent of West Michigan District for seven years.

Rev. Zach & Rev. Becca Coffin

Director of Next Gen. Ministries

Rev. Becca and Rev. Zach Coffin have been pastoring together since they were 19 years old. They have always had a heart for the next generation and families. Through the years they have served as children's pastors and youth pastors at various sized churches across the country. Currently, Becca is staying at home with their two young girls Annalee (4) and Iyla (1). Zach is the Director of Next Gen ministries for the Wesleyan Church. They have been married for 10 years and have a deep heart for worship and intercession.

Jackie Bledsoe

Author of "The Seven Rings of Marriage"

Jackie Bledsoe is a husband, father, and nationally known author and speaker, who encourages men to better lead and love their families. He's been featured on The 700 Club, Moody Radio, The Huffington Post, and NBC, plus he's a contributor to All Pro Dad, The Good Men Project, Disney's Babble and more. Connect with Jackie at JackieBledsoe.com/fuel2017.

Rev. Erin Munroe

DYP of South Carolina

Erin grew up in the west side of Greenville SC and attended Southern Wesleyan University. Erin is from a big family and is fond of coffee, big cities, and different parts of the world. She has served as youth pastor of Greenville Multicultural Church and is currently the DYP of South Carolina.

Rev. Santes Beatty

Director of Multiethnic Ministries

Rev. Santes Beatty has served three churches for almost 20 years in ministry, most of which has been in student and youth ministry as a pastor, camp speaker and ministry coach. He has a Masters in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University and currently serves as Director of Multiethnic Ministry for The Wesleyan Church in the Church Multiplication and Discipleship division.

Rev. Aldean Pablo

Pastor at Eastview Wesleyan Church & Brinker Heights Wesleyan Church

Rev. Aldean Pablo loves God, his family, the Golden State Warriors, preaching, shoes, leadership books, and rice! He is currently serving at Eastview Wesleyan Church and Brinker Heights Wesleyan Church. Aldean is orginally from The Philippines.

Rev. Charlie Alcock

Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University

Charlie currently serves at Indiana Wesleyan University as a Professor in the School of Theology and Ministry as well as the Director of Youth Ministry Events (FUSION high school conference, Never2Young middle school conference, New Level Leadership and Summer Ministry Teams). Charlie has eighteen years of local church youth ministry experience to blend with his teaching experience at IWU. He believes in youth ministry and is committed to the people who are called to it as well.

Rev. Russ Gunsalus

Executive Director for Education & Clergy Development

Russ Gunsalus is the Executive Director of the Education and Clergy Development Division for The Wesleyan Church. He is a graduate of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and is currently working on his Ph.D. Dissertation at Purdue University. Russ is married to Cindy and they have two daughters, Krista and Kayla.

Rev. Scott Rhyno

Chief Development Director for The Wesleyan Church

Rev. Scott Rhyno is a former District Youth President, Worship Pastor and Vice President at Kingswood University. He currently serves in the General Superintendent's office as Chief Development Director.

Dr. Dennis Jackson

Executive Director of Global Partners

Dennis is the Executive Director of Global Partners for The Wesleyan Church, and he strives to resource missional leaders in the missionary and national work of the Great Commission. With over 30 years of ministry experience in church planting and pastoral roles, Dennis and his wife, Gwen, (both ordained) are often able to partner in the international work.

Dr. Dave Drury

Chief of Staff for The Wesleyan Church

David Drury is the author or co-author of nine books, including Transforming Presence, Being Dad, and SoulShift. He has served as a church planter and executive pastor, and is the chief of staff of the international headquarters of The Wesleyan Church. Find him online at DavidDrury.com.

Janelle Vernon

Executive Director of Communication & Administration for The Wesleyan Church

Janelle Vernon serves The Wesleyan Church as Executive Director of Communication and Administration, General Secretary, and Wesleyan Publishing House Publisher. She has more than 30 years of experience in communication and administration including state government and Christian higher education.

Jackie Bledsoe-The 7 Rings of Marriage

Author of "The Seven Rings of Marriage"

Jackie Bledsoe is a husband, father, and nationally known author and speaker, who encourages men to better lead and love their families. He's been featured on The 700 Club, Moody Radio, The Huffington Post, and NBC, plus he's a contributor to All Pro Dad, The Good Men Project, Disney's Babble and more. Connect with Jackie at JackieBledsoe.com/fuel2017.

Rev. Amber Livermore- Amplifying Global Missions With Youth

Global Partners Youth Mobilizer & DYP for Indiana South District

Rev. Amber Livermore (B.S. in Youth Ministries and Biblical Literature, Indiana Wesleyan; Masters of Divinity, Wesley Biblical Seminary) has spent more than thirteen years in the trenches of youth ministry, both as a small church youth pastor in the U.S., and most recently as the National Youth Consultant for the Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand as a Global Partners missionary. After four years, she returned to the States last year to become the lead pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in southwestern Indiana and was appointed as the DYP for the Indiana South District.

John & Lily Bontrager- Two Toxic Attitudes in Ministry

Pastors, Mentors, and Prayer Warriors

John & Lily have been married for 44 years, have three daughters, two son-in-laws and five grandchildren ages ranging from six to twenty years old. They have owned two businesses, served as pastors, assistant pastors, chaplains, evangelized, taught at conferences, retreats, and co-chaired crusades for Lowell Ludstrom, Billy Graham, and Jimmy Swaggert. Through the years, John has had the privilege of working on Christian Television and radio with Lester Sumrall, Tommy Barnett and others.


Dave Higle- 8 Essentials to a Joyful Lifetime of Ministry

Director of Clergy Development

Dave Higle is the Director of Clergy Development for the Education & Clergy Development division for The Wesleyan Church. Dave has a special interest in issues of spiritual formation and direction, especially for pastors. He is a former pastor and taught theology and spiritual formation at three different universities

Dr. Ed Love- Burnout

Director of Multiplication for The Wesleyan Church

Dr. Ed Love presently serves as the Director of Church Multiplication for The Wesleyan Church, where he oversees the Church Multiplication Collective. Ed also teaches the Church Planting courses at Wesley Seminary of Indiana Wesleyan University. Ed resides in central Indiana with his wife Emily and three kids, Jennah, Josiah, and Micah.