The goal of this night is to challenge the middle school youth that evangelization begins with the way we live our lives. People see and learn about the love of God by the way we behave and treat others.
Edge Night at a Glance
The Catholic Church, by her nature, is evangelistic. Jesus taught and instructed the apostles and disciples to go into the world and “preach the Good News.” Through our Baptism, we are called into the mission of the Church: to evangelize the world. Although we may get caught up in the tragedies of today, we must live and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As St. Francis said, we evangelize others by the way we live our lives. Often middle school youth struggle to understand that their actions affect other people and affects their witness of faith.
St. Francis should make an appearance for this Edge Night to talk to the youth about living out the faith. The environment, icebreaker, and opening activity will all focus the youth’s attention on their “walk,” or the way they live their lives. A Core Member dressed as St. Francis of Assisi will do the Proclaim and share about the life of St. Francis as well as a challenge to live a life of holiness.