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Edge With Purpose

Middle School Youth Ministry (Grades 6-8)

“Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure”

- Pope St. John Paul II

The goal of the Our Lady of the Assumption Middle School Youth Ministry is to provide a place where all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders feel welcome and lloved so they can grow in their faith, deepen their relationship with Christ, and build community with their peers.

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What is Edge with Purpose?

Edge with Purpose is our youth ministry program for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. It is a welcoming place for our youth to grow in their faith, deepen their relationship with Christ, serve others, all while having a lot of fun! These three years also provide our middle schoolers with the Confirmation foundations required to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the 10th grade.

To learn more about Life Teen International's Edge model, click here,

When Does Edge with Purpose Meet?

Sunday evenings from 6:30-8pm in Moylan Hall during the school year (September - May).

Registration for the 2025-25 Year
Volunteers Needed
If you are interested in volunteering with our Edge with Purpose program contact our Middle School Youth Minister, Nick Ables.
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Edge Missions Camp (July 22-24)

Rising 6th - 8th graders from throughout the parish are invited to spend a week this summer in service to others.


Campers will help in the parish and visit agencies to participate in projects by sharing their time and talent. This is a hands-on camp that helps middle schoolers learn more about serving those in need and seeing Jesus

in everyone we meet. 


Go to or the QR code above to learn more and

register your child.


  To learn more about Edge, email Nick Ables, Middle School Youth Minister at

Archdiocesan Safe Environment Training

The Archdiocese of Atlanta is committed to helping children and young people learn and grow in a healthy and safe environment. OLA Parish complies with diocesan safe environment policies and procedures.

Training for Children

In accordance with the U.S. Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the program Protecting God’s Children – Teaching Touching Safety (commonly referred to as “Virtus”) is used in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade participate in a safety lesson in their first year and once they move up to the next grade group.

Before registering your child for Edge it is required that you read the VIRTUS information that can be found by clicking here

Training for Adults

The Safe Environment training for Adults of the Archdiocese of Atlanta includes training in how to recognize, prevent and report abuse. All employees, and volunteers who regularly work with minors, receive this initial training, as well as ongoing training and background screening. The Code of Conduct, Sexual Abuse Policy, Ministerial Standards for Clergy, Educators and all  Working with Children and Vulnerable Individuals,  Social Media Policy as well as the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People are available at the diocesan website at  An overview of the children’s training, parent guide, and lesson plans are also available on the diocesan website. Click here for VIRTUS safe environment information.

Contact Us

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Nick Ables

Middle School Youth Minister

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Maria Thomas

Family and Youth Formation  Ministries Pastoral Council Commission Head

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