Dear Edge Core Team Members -
Grace and peace to yo uand pewace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." (Philippians 1:2)
You may be thinking, "What did I get myself into?" Whether you think back to your own middle school experiences or you observe a group of middle school youth today, it is easy to see why so many people approach this ministry with apprehension. Your ministry to lead middle school youth closer to Christ is nothing less than a result of the call that the Lord has placed upon your heart.
We know that ministry with middle school youth takes time, training, patience, perseverance, and love. You are not in this alone. God has called you to be part of a team. We are here to journey withoyu as you lead small groups, give talks, share your faith, and so relational ministry. This handbook is one of the many resources we have available to help you in this ministry. Use it as a guide to better understand your role as a Core Team Member and to deepen your communication to the middle school youth.
More importantly, commit yourself to prayer. Through your example, you can and will help middle school youth develop a deeper relationship with Christ. It always begins with a deeper relationship with Christ.
Thank you for your, "Yes!" Middle school ministry does not happen without your willingness to respond to this call. If there is any way that we can serve you in your ministry, support you, pray for you, or pray with you, please let us know.