TO LEAD MIDDLE-SCHOOL & HIGH-SCHOOL TEENS INTO AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST THROUGH TRUTH, GOODNESS, & BEAUTY.
St.Clare of Assisi Catholic Church strives to serve our community of young people by providing our teens with the opportunity to encounter Christ in a deep and meaningful way. This naturally leads to a community that fosters trust and companionship. Through our offerings of Life Teen (High School Youth Ministry) and EDGE (Middle School Youth Ministry), we live to serve the youth community and empower families to become more firmly rooted in the Truths of the Bride of Christ, the Catholic Church.
Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. Edge resources make it easier for youth ministers to plan out their semesters of Edge Night, retreats, and to train a team of adults, the Core Team, to assist them in the ministry. The resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand.
St. Clare of Assisi Life Teen is a Eucharist-centered Catholic program for high school teens. By sharing the teachings of our Church and facilitating powerful encounters with Christ, we help teenagers grow in knowledge of our faith, while transforming their hearts to help them passionately live out the gospel by serving and loving one another. Through fellowship and open honest discussion, we grow closer to one another and Christ, knowing that we walk this journey together.
Any person can read small group questions from a piece of paper. Most people function as warm body chaperones that make sure teens don’t sneak out of their rooms at night and that everyone stays in line to get pizza. Fewer people have the courage to enter into the life of a teenager and help guide them closer to Christ. Fewer people can make a small group a conversation and a place for trust and community. Core Members are the backbone of Life Teen youth ministry and a successful ministry requires healthy Core Members.