Youth Group News
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EDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
OUR PLAN TO KEEP OUR YOUTH ACTIVELY CATHOLIC.
CHALLENGE: “YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LEAVING THE CHURCH...”
13 YEARS OLD is the average age youth leave the Church today.
23% BY AGE 10
63% AGES 10-17
*These statistics are taken from a recent CARA (Center for Applied Research in the Apostalate study)
SOLUTION: EDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a
safe and fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get
answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.
WHY IS EDGE EFFECTIVE?
Now more than ever middle school youth need the truth and love of Jesus Christ to guide their lives and they need the faith presented in a
way that makes sense to them and is relevant to their lives. Edge accomplishes this and builds a foundation of faith that will guide the
youth as they face many difficulties and help them as they begin to make decisions that affect the rest of their teen years. As middle school
youth wade through all the difficulties of this time of life, they have real questions and need real answers. If parish leaders ignore the
unique challenges of their middle school youth, they risk losing them forever.
FOR MORE INFO:
Contact Julie Wright@ email@example.com
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Edge: Grades 6th - 8th
Registration begins at the Washington County Fair
Theme for the year: New Fire
Armed with a critical mission, the early Church moved forward in faith and boldness. It is that same Spirit — a spirit of power and love — that the Church of today must and will have to move forward, sharing the Gospel with the next generation. It is time to come together, once again. It is time for a New Fire in our homes, parishes, and culture. It is time to call on the Spirit like never before and respond to the mission put before us.
Adults and High School students: If you would like to join our Core Team of youth ministers, please call the office or Julie (727) 808-9273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We cannot build the New Fire without you!