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 The Edge 

Do you want to be a part of a dynamic team of catholic adults?

Do you feel called to impact the lives of young people? 

Is God calling you to use your gifts and talents to make a difference? 

Do you have a great love for christ and his church?  

If so, our Lord may be calling you to be a part of the St. John's Youth Ministry Core team!


Core Members are the heart and soul of the Jr. High and High School youth ministry experience, in which our mission is to help lead teens closer to Christ. One of the main tasks of a Core Member is to lead a small group. In teams of two, the core members facilitate small group discussions and activities during each Edge or Life Teen gathering. Youth Ministry Core Members typically remain with the same small group (6-8 teens) throughout the entire year. This allows Core members to develop meaningful relationships with the youth they serve.

Weekly session plans will be distributed to the Core team in advance so that they can review and be prepared to lead their small group. Other tasks for Core members may include helping to lead opening or closing prayers, facilitating a game or activity, and/or giving witness/catechetical talk occasionally to the large group.

Basic Edge/Life Teen Core Team Requirements:

  • A love for Christ and youth.

  • A desire to minister to youth on a weekly basis. (23 weeks during the school year, 2-3 Sunday's per month)

  • A willingness to serve as a Christian role model.

  • A weekly commitment to Sunday liturgy and Holy Days of obligation. 

  • Consistent prayer life and a desire to grow in your relationship with Christ. 

  • The completion and passing of the Diocese of Boise background check and our Diocesan Safe Environment requirements. 

Edge/Life Teen Core Member Commitments:

  • Commit to youth ministry for one year

  • Attend annual Core Team retreat day and necessary Core Team meetings during the year, if applicable.

  • Participate in the Core Team Training/Team Building sessions, if applicable for that year.

  • Attend Edge or Life Teen youth groups consistently. Relationships are built by spending time together. Your consistent attendance models a commitment to your faith, to the teens you serve, and the other team members who depend on you.





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