Edge (6th -8th)
EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry experience created for early adolescents in grades seven and eight. EDGE is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, motional, and social needs of young adolescents. Kids should be encouraged to bring their friends to EDGE.
At this age middle school youth are open to good and bad behaviors as well as positive and negative ideas. Many of the values and beliefs they held as children are now questioned and challenged. As young adolescents they are trying to figure out who they are and what they believe.
In many respects middle school kids are on the edge because so much is going on in their lives physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. It can be a very stressful and difficult time for them and their parents. As a Catholic Community, we have the opportunity to give our middle school youth EDGE they need in life: Jesus, The Word, The Eucharist, and the Church!
With in the context of faith, middle school youngsters are moving from a child-like spirituality to one that will hopefully reach its pinnacle, through the work of EDGE, into an adult faith commitment to Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.