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The Gift of Faith
Edge Night Outline
Goal of this Night
The goal of this Edge Night is to help the middle school youth understand that faith is a personal act. When we profess what we believe, we are putting our faith in something that is real: in events that have already occurred, in promises that will be fulfilled and in a God who is personally in love with us.
About this night
This Edge Night will help introduce the semester on the Creed. The youth will see that faith requires us to act and believe. It is our response to God’s revelation. Throughout the semester, be sure to tie each session back to either the Apostle’s Creed or the Nicene Creed. This will help the youth to understand how and why we pray this prayer every week at Mass and throughout the week with other prayers like the rosary.
The night follows the theme of the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. In the movie, the people of Narnia no longer believe the stories of Aslan’s redemptive work. It requires the faith of Lucy, trusting in Aslan to restore Narnia to greatness. The Edge Night will start by introducing the movie theme. As the Edge Night progresses, the middle school youth will begin to discover that they need to respond in faith to God’s revelation just as Lucy did with Aslan in the movie. The Edge Night will end with the middle school youth making a profession of faith by renewing their baptismal vows.
For this environment, create a “Narnia-type” setting. This does not need to be overly elaborate, just a simple backdrop of a castle or images of Narnia on the screen.
Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Boxes full of random objects (see Gather for details)
Roll of masking tape
Handout A: “Apostle’s Creed” (page 10)
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