The Edge is a full-time program designed to offer a theological education, practical ministry training, and personal discipleship. Students will adhere to a weekly schedule that allows them to serve, lead, and learn in many different environments.
Prayer and Devotion
We believe that prayer is the focal point of relationship with God and personal growth. Every morning, students will participate in a time of devotion to meet with God and give Him the first fruits of their day. Additionally, each student will participate in corporate prayer meetings throughout the week.
Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” Each EDGE student is placed in a gender specific group that meets once a week. These groups study scripture, read books, and sharpen one another to pursue and obey Jesus whole-heartedly.
Our students are constantly pouring out, but our Chapel service is a time for them to receive! Once a week, we gather to worship, pray, and hear from several of our Edge Staff and VWC Pastors.
The EDGE allows students to experience all different areas of practical ministry. During the first eight weeks, students will rotate between the different ministries of the church to learn where their gifts and talents are best utilized. Some of these ministries include youth, children’s, outreach, prayer, and A/V production. Students will then be placed in a preferred area of service for the rest of the year to serve and develop their gifts.
The EDGE is committed to serve both our church and our city in any way possible! Click here to learn more about the different ways students can be involved at Victory!
On Sunday Mornings, the EDGE is involved in serving two services and attending one service. Students can serve in Jr. High, Children’s, Guest Services, A/V Production and more. We also serve Elevate Youth Church through weekly worship services and small groups, called Tribes.
We will have various retreats throughout the year. Retreats focus on getting away from our daily life and routine in order to intentionally engage with God. In these settings and environments, we fully expect to encounter the Holy Spirit in powerful ways. We also take time to grow in relationship with one another through various competitions and activities.
Ascend Prayer Summit
Ascend Prayer Summit is a weekend designed for youth & young adult pastors to draw close to God and build relationships with other leaders from across the country. The Edge students are the main facilitators of this event as we provide an opportunity for these leaders to spend time in prayer, fellowship, and encounter with the Lord.
Overseas Mission Trip
We are called to go into all nations and preach the Good News; therefore, Edge students will have the opportunity to travel to internationally to advanced the kingdom. This trip is not included in the cost of tuition.
EDGE Year 2017-2018
August 31st – Move-In Day
September 2nd – Orientation
September 4th-6th – Retreat
November 20th-25th – Thanksgiving Break
December 23rd-Jan 1st – Christmas Break
March 11th-17th – Spring Break
July 29th – Graduation
Students live in dorm style apartments near the church during their time in the program. Each apartment comes with a full kitchen, 2 baths and a common area. Rooms come complete with a bunk bed, one full size dresser per student, and a large closet. Each student will be paired up with 2-3 roommates in each apartment. Cost of housing is included in your tuition! Upon arrival all students are required to pay a $100 housing deposit that will be reimbursed at the end of the 10 months if no damages have accrued.
Each apartment is given a weekly food stipend to purchase groceries. This helps students learn how to budget and use their money wisely. Students will be responsible for preparing their own meals, both individually and with their roommates.
We believe personal health and fitness are key disciplines of Godly men and women. Students will participate in weekly workouts to maintain a healthy physical body and will be tested quarterly in order to track growth in fitness. Students also receive local gym memberships that allow them to workout as they have time in their schedule.