EDGE is our dynamic, energetic and community-based youth ministry for middle school and high school students to explore faith in Jesus Christ and how to fulfill His will for their lives.
We are currently meeting on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:00pm. We spend much of the time playing various team-building games/sports, but we also investigate and apply God's Word, spend time in worship and prayer as well as connecting with one another in small groups. Students have a chance to discover and share who they are; their joys, struggles, hurts, questions and passions.
We welcome you to come and do life in Christ with us. Please contact Pastor Tony for more information.
Why EDGE? Students at this age are on the EDGE of entering into adulthood. They are also at the precipice of making decisions that will have an eternal and lifelong impact. It is our prayer that they will make that step of faith and embrace the journey God has for them.
Our current series is on Healthy Relationships in a Toxic Culture. Students are diving into Scripture, Worship and Prayer and learning to experience and interact with the God who calls us to be different. But He does not just call us to be different—He transforms us from the inside out with His love, forgiveness and power so that we can in turn share that love, forgiveness and new life with others. In the Spring months our students have been seeking to reexamine their relationship with Christ, grow in friendship and unity with each other and discover how to love and forgive others who hurt them as Christ has forgiven us.
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
S.O.S. (Service over Self) is a ministry that helps our students to recognize needs outside of just themselves. We are always looking to equip our students with opportunities to go out and serve those in the community who find themselves in need. We participate in LGCC's monthly Serve Saturday by serving at the church and within different communities. We regularly serve with Faith Acres in Island Lake, Matthew Homes in North Chicago, and New Life Resale in Wauconda.
Contact Pastor Tony for more info about upcoming S.O.S. opportunities.