Tag Archives | Summer Edge 2015

Edgies’ Reflections

When going abroad for the first time, it’s very easy to compare everything to how it is done at home and assuming your way of doing things is “right.” Without patience and open-mindedness, travel can be very exhausting. One Edge participant shares her story: “God has shown me a few areas that need work in my […]

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Edgies Reunite

After a few months apart, Edgies reunite for an evening of memories Unity in Experience Megan shares her experience and feelings about the EDGE Welcome Home party. We gathered together to hear and share stories of what God did in and through EDGE Project 2016.  In addition to the 2016 participants, there were participants from other […]

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Voices From the Edge – Caroline Pt. 2

Caroline continues to share the ways God has used her gifts and interests in her time with Edge. …I have also seen the pure passion and love for Castilian Spanish and the country’s cultures, history, and geography open doors for loving others. Almost every single person I meet compliments me on my Spanish and/or accent, […]

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Fun Facts About Our New Staff

Lucas Chadwick was an Edge Project participant in 2015 and will serve as an apprentice in the area of spiritual care for Edge Project 2016.  Here are 4 fun facts to know about Lucas: 1. Though Lucas does not consider himself an “artist,” he appreciates artwork of many forms (especially film and music). He refers to himself more […]

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Words from 2015 Edgie, Alyssa Klopfer

Alyssa Klopfer shares her journey through Edge. 1.What is one life practice from your time in Altea you would like to take home with you (such as community living, self-propelled intentionality, principles we’ve studied in Mark, everyday relational missions, etc.)? Describe how you plan to implement this practice in your life after Edge. A huge […]

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Jason Leith – Part 4

Restoration: From Our Team To Our City The arts were expressed in ministry in many ways through our mission trip. But before sharing more of these projects, I want to take time to share our team was prepared for them. God did the work of preparing our hearts and minds, shaping and restoring us to […]

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Jason Leith – Part 3

Everyday Icons Our main project in both Spain and Berlin was called Everyday Icons. It was one of the main ways worked with Saddleback Berlin’s creative community in how they could use the arts to make the church more beautiful and reach out to the city. Everyday Icons showed people that their lives have value […]

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Jason Leith – Part 2

Relational Jesus & The Arts While working with Edge Project in Spain, we were able to learn more about what it is we are doing as artists on a mission. Digging into the gospel of Mark we looked at how Jesus did ministry and reached the city. One of the most important things we noticed […]

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Jason Leith ~ How Art Transformed Community Part 1

Jason, a 2015 Edgie Introduction: An Historic Marriage This last summer, eleven passionate artists from Saddleback Church took a step of faith into a trip that broke the boundary between art and missions. It was a pioneering of the partnership between Saddleback’s movement of creative ministry happening through Ex Creatis Arts and Rick Warren’s Global […]

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Edgie Reflections – Summer 2015 – #1

For the next couple months, we’re going to let those Edgies who experienced this summer’s project, speak with their own voices about their time, the people they met, their experiences-good and bad-and what their adventure meant to them. This will provide a great opportunity for those interested in Edge to hear about the various experiences […]

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2 Months in Spain – Edge is Art Night – Video #3

When Edge was first forged in hearts nearly 10 years ago, I think what have become Art Night is something beyond our scope, our dreams and even our hope. Art Night has become a way to meet people, to share our personal stories, to hear the stories of others and to share the love of God […]

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2 Months in Spain – Edge is Relationship – Video #2

We don’t define Edge in concrete terms – we can’t. You define Edge. The purpose of Edge is to experience God in community, through creative means and in appreciation of culture. That looks different for everyone, but for 2015 Edgie Brandon, Edge could be explained and experienced and shared through the gift of film. For Brandon,  Edge […]

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2 Months in Spain – This is Edge – Video #1

We all seek answers. Most often each one of us will provide a different answer to the same question. Why? That is a beautiful answer. The why is that we are all unique and are moved and influenced and changed by different experiences; what speaks to me may mean nothing to you, but it doesn’t […]

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Saying “Yes”

Reflection by 2015 Edgie Rachel Schultz I walked into Edge Project not knowing a single other person, not fully understanding the program’s purpose or what was in store for me during the month to follow; however, I did know what I was in need of. I needed healing; I needed to lay a season of […]

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Un Vestido Blanco (A White Dress)

It was only three days into our time with Edge, when we were able to experience our first market day. Every Tuesday, a full street is shut down and lined with booths containing fresh flowers, colorful fruits and vegetables, and other produce. It is a wonderful opportunity to practice our Spanish and have conversations with […]

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