(7th-12th grades)

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.

EDGE 3E Vision

By the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit, we:

1. Encourage non-believers to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior (John 1:12-13)

2. Equip new believers with God’s Word (2 Tim. 3:16)

3. Empower mature believers to take on Christ’s ministry and succeed (1 Cor. 12:12-31, 2 Tim. 2:1-2).

We meet on Sunday evenings from 5:30pm to 8:15pm (on most Sundays, unless we are doing a special ministry or event). We often share dinner together, play various team-building games, 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. Students are invited to come early for various sports and games at 5:30pm. Pizza dinner or something similar is usually at 6:15pm and we strive to finish by 8:15pm. Many students stick around to hang out, play some dodge ball or just connect afterwards.

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.

WE ARE SO EXCITED to be able to go back to Districts Youth Conference this Winter—Jan.5-7 – we will join thousands of other students at the KAI Convention Center for a weekend of worship, biblical teaching and much more.  Click here to see the 2017 rewind video.  Check out the video promo for this Year's DISTRICTS http://www.forestlakes-efca.org/districts/.  If your student would like to go with us please contact Pastor Tony or Bradley ASAP!


There will be no EDGE on Sundays, December 24th and 31st.  Contact Pastor Tony or Bradley for special events and gatherings over the Christmas break.

Equip Sunday Seminars  Twice a month, our students will have an opportunity to be equipped to think biblically and live out the Word of God in their daily lives. These seminars are interactive and will focus on relevant topics that students are dealing with in regards to their faith. These seminars will meet at 10:20am during the Worship Service in either the Chapel Reception room or the Community House. Continental breakfast is often included. On other Sundays we seek to equip our students to listen and apply the sermon with the adults in the Worship service. Upcoming EQUIP Sunday is December 17th.

Our December S.O.S. MINISTRY TO THE HOMELESS IN CHICAGO (S.O.S. = Service Over Self) is Sunday, Dec. 17th starting at 4:30pm.  This ministry which feeds, clothes & ministers to homeless men & women on the streets of Chicago at a shelter is now expanding to include adults from our church. Needed items that we hand out are Bibles, Gloves, Hats, Underwear, Socks, and Food Items (oranges, chips, lunchmeat--no bread). If you would like more information or to join our ministry please contact Pastor Tony or Gary Grede.

KNOWING GOD 101 CLASSES are select Sundays after church at 11:30 am. Check back here for the next date of Knowing God 101. Let us know if you are interested in these and we will make them happen. This class is based on interest and availability.

HELP!! Are you interested in serving behind the scenes with EDGE? Volunteers are needed to help with set-up or clean-up once a month and/or providing meals occasionally. Contact Pastor Tony for more information.


Please join us for our
January 2018 Sermon Series:
Investing for Christ

Sunday Morning Schedule
8:45-9:30am  Worship Time in the Historic Sanctuary Building 

9:00-9:50am  Education Time
(Christian Ed. classes, volunteer ministry training, etc.)

10:00-11:15am  Worship Time & Children's Sunday School
Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month, held in our historic sanctuary.  Other Sundays this service is held in the Community House.

11:30am Community Time   (Fellowship coffee, Elder Coffees, special events, etc.)

We look forward to having our faith community together for the purpose of worship and teaching.

Contact us

1110 Robert Parker Coffin Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
p 847-634-3635   f 847-634-3660
Office Hours: M-F 9a-3p

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