An Edge Night For Life Teen's Annual Theme
Edge Night Outline
Goal of this Night
The goal of this Edge Night is to introduce the youth to Life Teen’s annual theme, INSPIRE[D].This night will help the youth understand what qualities make a truly inspiring person by looking at the lives of the saints. The youth will also understand that God is the one who ultimately inspires us through His gift of life and the way in which we choose to live.
About this night
This Edge Night begins with a game that challenges the youth to make their own hero. They will be encouraged to think of all the qualities that make a true hero. The Proclaim will focus on God as the true inspiration of all people and how He gives us the gifts to live extraordinary lives and achieve sainthood. The Break gives the youth a chance to learn the stories of a few saints and to see the characteristics that God gave them to become true heroes of the faith. The Edge Night will end with a prayer to the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire the youth and guide them according to the will of God.
Before The Night
Gather all the materials needed for the Edge Night. Watch the videos from Media Suggestions and decide which one to show during the Gather. Also, have the Core Members trace themselves on large sheets of butcher paper for the opening activity, there should be one paper with a traced outline per small group.
Find and put up pictures of inspirational people like superheroes, popular characters from movies or books, and saints. Also, put up inspirational quotes and Scripture verses around the room. Here are a few examples of inspirational quotes:
“If you must choose between me and the baby, no hesitation; choose – and I demand it – the baby. Save her!”
- Saint (and doctor) Gianna Molla
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We, the women and men of the Church, we are in the middle of a love story: each of us is a link in this chain of love. And if we do not understand this, we have understood nothing of what the Church is….”
- Pope Francis
“Everything smaller than Heaven bores us because only Heaven is bigger than our hearts.”
- Dr. Peter Kreeft
“The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.”
- St. Edith Stein
“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!”
-St. Catherine of Sienna
“…I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord’s side.”
- Abraham Lincoln
- Inspirational pictures and quotes
- Butcher paper
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