The goal of this Edge Night is to help the middle school youth understand the four reasons God became man: to show us the love of the Father, to give us a model of holiness, to unite our human nature with the divine nature and for redemption.
Edge Night at a Glance
The topic of this night is the Incarnation. The Incarnation is a fundamental belief for us as Catholic Christians – that God became man to
save us from our sins. In John 1:14, we are told, “the word became flesh and dwelt among us.” Since we celebrate God becoming man at Christmas, this night is going to be very Christmas centered. The Catechism of the Catholic Church gives us the four reasons for the Incarnation: 1) To show us the love of the Father, 2) to give us a model of holiness, 3) to unite our human nature with the divine nature and 4) to redeem us from sin.
The night will begin with a game of “Follow the Leader.” The Proclaim will help process the “Follow the Leader” and then share with the youth about the Incarnation. During small groups, the youth will talk about these reasons for the Incarnation and discuss God’s great love and mercy in sending His Son to become man. Then they can play a “Top 10” trivia game, and make Christmas cards to show love to someone they look up to. Finally, they will be challenged to apply this to their lives and live out what they learned.