To the Nations

Evangelization

Edge Night Outline

Goal of this Night

The goal of this Edge Night is to show the Church’s mission to evangelize and how each member of the Church is called to live out this same mission.

About this night

The Catholic Church has a mission and obligation to evangelize. Evangelization is to proclaim Christ and His Gospel by word and testimony of life. Not only are the clergy and faith leaders called to proclaim Christ, but also each baptized person is given the role of a prophet to fulfill this call. This mandate was given straight from Jesus to his Apostles and to us today.

The night will begin with an icebreaker game that will be a fun way to get the kids up and moving around. The night will move from the ice breaker to the teaching. After the teaching the middle school youth will have an opportunity to discuss the teaching in small groups. Also in small groups they will brainstorm ways to evangelize using social media, Facebook, Twitter, etc. After, the night will transition from small groups into a short skit that will show good and bad ways to evangelize. The night will end with a meditation and a challenge to “go out to the nations” and evangelize with the example of the Light of the World.

You will need to blow up several balloons depending on the number of youth you have attending. You will be writing different words on the balloons. On red balloons write the word “Christ”, on the blue balloons write the word “Gospel”, on the yellow balloons write the word “truth”, etc. (See the Gather game “Up in the Air”)

Parental Notice

The Catholic Church has a mission and obligation to evangelize. Evangelization is to proclaim Christ and His Gospel by word and testimony of life. Not only are the clergy and faith leaders called to proclaim Christ, but also each baptized person is given the role of prophet to fulfill this call. This mandate was given straight from Jesus to his Apostles and to us today and it includes parents and teens.

  • What exactly is evangelization? Is it something we can do today?
  • What are some practical ways you can evangelize in your school? Is there anything we can do as a family?

Environment

The environment is simple and involves a lot of balloons. Have some balloons on the ground and others filled with helium tied to string attached to tables and chairs. You can use these balloons during the icebreaker game.

Supplies List

• Balloons- some filled with helium and others with hot air

• Markers or Sharpies to write on Balloons

• Candles

• Lighters

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