FUSE is now WildFire, the Student Ministry of First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, Florida. Gathering every Sunday and Wednesday, WildFire provides inspiration, discipleship, and activities for Middle School and High School-aged students. Our vision for students in grades 6 through 12 is for them to meet God, meet friends, and discover God’s purpose in their lives.
WildFire is our name and our challenge.
WildFire Student Ministry gets its name from the Bible’s telling of Elijah calling down fire from heaven in 2 Kings 18. In the story, Israel is a nation who does not believe that God is the true God.
Elijah’s burden is to prove that there is only one God and His name is Yahweh. As he talks to his God, he says, “Answer my prayer so that they (the nation) may know that you are God.” As Elijah concludes his prayer, the Bible says that Fire fell from heaven. As a result the people, who saw the miraculous fire, fell to their faces and came to know God. A similar scenario exists today – there is a world that does not know who the true God is, yet its people are searching. My prayer is that students will choose to live so radically for God – “on fire for Him” – that those around them will notice and understand the reality of one true God.
Please join us at one of our FREE, weekly activities.