The Jurong West church auditorium buzzed with excitement on 26 September – it was the first The Edge service organized by the youth in church, for youth.
Hours before the service started, hordes of young people thronged the lobby, queuing to go in for the service.
The name “EDGE” is derived from the four principles, “Engaging pop culture”, “Driven for culture”, “Godly” and “Expressing creativity”.
The auditorium was transformed for the event. Chairs from the floor were cleared to create standing room, lights were dimmed and the multi-colored spotlights came into full force. The fashionable attendees looked like they were on their way to a rock concert.
The event kicked off with a high-tempo performance by talented 16-year-old duo BY2, who added to the charged-up atmosphere with their infectious tunes and groovy moves.
Following the performance, a video clip on Taiwan’s New Life Church was screened. New Life Church’s effervescent attitude toward winning the lost through music, fashion, film, art, drama — basically, pop culture, with the aid of many Taiwanese celebrities — injected adrenaline into the audience. This video inspired many to think outside the box, about how to engage culture effectively and reach out to their friends in creative ways.
Pastor Wu Yu Zhuang shared a word about the exciting things that we, as the next generation, can do for God now. It is not just about the future, it is about the Now. Our motto should be carpe diem, to seize the moment while we are young, and to live our lives literally “on the edge” for God, every moment.