The goal of this Edge Night is to introduce the middle school youth to the Word that can and should be a part of their everyday life. By the end of the session, the youth will have a better understanding of how Scripture relates to their lives and they will be equipped with tools that will help them to incorporate the Word into the issues they encounter every day.
Edge Night at a Glance
Coming into the Edge Night, some of the middle school youth may think that Scripture is an
outdated tool that only applies to early Christians or older Christians. This night will help the youth see how Scripture is not dead, but alive and applicable to their lives. The night will provide the youth with practical tools to use while at school, home, or hanging out with their friends. By being equipped with the knowledge of Scripture, the youth are putting on the Armor of God to use in their everyday lives.
The night begins by the youth entering into a room where they will be surrounded by quotes from the Bible. The different verses chosen should be posted around the room without any references as to where they came from. Choose verses that you think are applicable to their lives. Welcome the group and open with a prayer. The youth will then compete in a game to see who can text, tweet, and/or give a status update the quickest using Scripture verses that you provide. Following the game, the night will transition into the teaching. Once the teaching is complete, have the youth break into small groups for a
Scripture based activity followed by a quick brainstorm of tangible ways the youth can make Scripture a part of their everyday life. Have the large group come back together and share some of the things they learned in their small groups.
The night will conclude with a brief sharing from one of the Core Members on how Scripture has impacted his/ her life. The leader will then say a prayer for the middle school youth asking that the Lord would enter into their lives and ignite their hearts with a passion for the Word of God. The youth will each be given a topical concordance to take home and challenged to look up at least one new Scripture verse references in their packets.