In the summer of 2008 Pastor Chuck, Pastor Steph & their 3 kids moved down to Winona to start The Edge Church & WSU Chi Alpha. Before any services could begin, the previously vacant building needed some tender loving care. After a lot of hard work, the building was ready to be opened again!
In March of 2009, The Edge Church launched. In the coming months & years, growth would require additional space, and even an additional service to accommodate those attending. In 2014 The Edge began to have services at our Broadway Campus because we had outgrown the Sanborn Campus. The Sanborn Campus is still home to The Chi Alpha Student Center.
October 2018, The Edge Church adopted another church in Winona called Compass Church. With the adoption, we started our first ever Morning Service! We also added a few more changes to our list: moving our service to the other end of our Broadway Campus, moving our offices to a new building, and add new friendships along the way!
The word “Edge” is an acrostic to describe our mission & vision:
Experience God – Our God is not an old man up in the clouds, or a distant entity waiting for us to do something wrong. Our God is relational & very near! Whether you have grown up with a relationship with God, or personally knowing the creator of the universe is an unfamiliar idea, The Edge is a place where you can grow in a deeper understanding of who God is & His love for you.
Discover your purpose – God has a wonderful plan for your life! There is more to life, and church for that matter, than repeating a series of motions over and over again. This purpose is discovered through personal, small group fellowship & corporate times of worship.
Go “glocal”– The Edge is passionate about being an active part of missions – globally & locally
Enjoy the journey!
What We Believe
The Edge is affiliated with the Assemblies of God.
In simplest terms, we believe that God gave us the Bible in order to communicate how He loves us, and how He wants us to live & love those around us.
The Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God.
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
In the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, in His vicarious and atoning sacrifice, through His shed blood, in His ascension, and in His personal return in power and glory upon the earth.
The only means of being cleansed from sin is through the repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.
In regeneration and conversion through faith in Jesus Christ is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity.
That water baptism and the Lord’s supper are ordinances to be observed by the church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.
The Gospel includes holiness of heart and life, healing of the body, and baptism in the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4; 10:44–46; 19:6, whereby the gifts of the Saints become active in the life of the believer.
In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The one to everlasting life, and the other to everlasting damnation