Roots (Grades 5 - 6) & Edge (Grade 7 - 8)
St. John the Baptist parish's teens get ready for a new way to do your Faith Formation program. Last year the parish piloted the Edge middle school youth ministry program. Starting in October the parish will have Roots for grades 5 & 6 and Edge for grades 7 & 8 - both following the Edge curriculum materials. This model 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/Roots resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. Edge/Roots resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand. This model answers the needs of this age group in a catechetical, fun, and relevant way and provides a foundation for youth to continue onto LifeTeen.