This book is an added bonus to the previous six semesters. The book contains four Issue Nights and six Social Nights. Although it is not a complete semester itself, it can be used to enhance your morality semester (Issue Nights). The Social Nights can be used to continue to build community throughout the semester or during times where meetings are not happening regularly (i.e. holidays).
As always, Edge Nights should be adapted to meet your parish needs. As you plan, be sure to keep in consideration the needs of your youth, Core Team, and parish. For example, the teaching outline for each night is filled with more information than a typical middle school youth can absorb during a 7-10 minute talk. By giving the presenter more than enough information, he or she can create an engaging and informative presentation. Encourage the presenter to look through the Scripture and Catechism of the Catholic Church references to gain better understanding of the topic. Media, of course is important. Feel free to use the media suggestions listed, along with the videos on the Edge Video Support 7 (included in the Edge Support shipment).
Thank you for your dedication to the young people of your parish. We at Life Teen are here to serve you in your mission of leading youth closer to Christ. We pray that this Edge Semester Planning Guide will allow you to more effectively reach and form your middle school youth as vibrant, active, and holy disciples of Christ.