Edge (Middle School)
What is Edge?
Edge is under the same movement of Life Teen. Edge is the middle school ministry that came about after the great success of Life Teen. Edge shares the mission of leading teens closer to Christ. It too is a place where kids (in middle school) can build community with other kids in the parish while cultivating a personal relationship with our Lord. Edge also offers a safe, fun, engaging and spiritually stimulating environment for middle school kids who want or need to build a better understanding of their faith.
Who is Edge for?
Edge is for youth of all middle school grades: 6th, 7th, and 8th.
Is there a curriculum for Edge?
Yes. Edge follows a curriculum designed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Through 6 different semester themes, it covers all of the essential teachings of the Catholic faith.
Who runs Edge?
Because of it’s unique dynamic, Edge is comprised of a CORE group of adults. There is not one “teacher” because it is not a “class”. This team consists of a Coordinator and a group of dedicated volunteers and active Catholics. Edge CORE members assume the role of “relational minister”. This is a way that we can follow the model of Christ by teaching through relationships.
What is relational ministry?
Relational ministry reflects the model that Christ showed us. This model encourages the CORE to pray for the teens by name and getting to know the teens’ interests and values. This also involves challenging teens to go deeper in their faith. Most importantly, as relational ministers, we are responsible for creating a comfortable place for teens to talk about God.
When is Edge?
Edge begins Sunday with the 12 noon mass and is followed by the Edge session in the parish Education Building.
How can I help?
We would appreciate any kind of prayer devotion for the success of Edge here at St. John Neumann! It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that we are able to be fruitful with this ministry. If you are interested in using your time, talents, or treasure to help this ministry, please contact the Coordinator of Edge, (210) 654-1643.
We thank you for all of your support. To learn more about Edge, visit their website at www.lifeteen.com.
“The youth are the hope of the Church.” –Blessed John Paul the Great
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