It’s way more than effective catechesis. It's Catholic middle school youth ministry that helps young people with life's most challenging years.
Middle school youth are facing all kinds of new challenges, but Edge provides a positive environment where students can make friends, experience God's Love, and address those tougher questions.
Age Compression – The issues and pressures that used to be more prevalent among older teens are now common among middle school youth. Edge Nights are written to meet those ever-changing and unique needs.
Classroom model is not working – Youth spend a majority of their day sitting behind desks. They need to be able to move around and be engaged in their formation process. Edge allows youth to use their energy and excitement in a positive way while having a hands-on experience of faith.
Hollywood is teaching – Hollywood is teaching our youth the values they want to teach. They are not afraid to talk to our youth about sex, drugs, relationships, pregnancy, abortion, gay marriage, etc. Edge Nights become another voice proclaiming the truth of the Catholic faith and make it relevant to the youth. (Parents are always invited to come and sit in on our issue nights to experience them side by side their youth!)
Changes – Middle school youth are developing at younger ages. Edge Nights meet the youth where they are at while calling them into a deeper relationship with Christ.
Relationships change lives – The more we are able to get to know the youth we work with, the better we can help them in their journey of faith. Through our ministry with youth, we commit to walking with them through middle school into high school and beyond.
All Saints Youth Ministry 650 NE 52nd Ave. Des Moines, IA 50313 Phone: 515-265-5001 x209 Fax: 515-265-5636