Who Are We?
The Ramp School of Ministry is a school where you can invest into your purpose.
God’s heart is a global heart. When God called Abraham, He revealed His desire for all nations. God promised him, “In your seed all nations of the earth will be blessed.” According to Paul the apostle, not only is Jesus the fulfillment of that promise, but you are, too: “If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed” (Galatians 3:29). God wants to do through you what He promised to Abraham. He wants to bless nations through your life. You have global significance.
At the Ramp School of Ministry, we are committed to your purpose. We’re committed to seeing you grow into your destiny. We put a demand on you for the sake of development. Academically, we challenge your mind. Spiritually, we challenge your walk with God. Relationally, we stretch you to get outside the box and make quality, kingdom connections. We are a school where you can grow into the person God has called you to be.
What is Our Story?
Before the Ramp School of Ministry existed, Karen Wheaton poured her life into a handful of young people named Chosen. Eventually, those young people would become the leaders beside her today. Ms. Karen saw how fruitful just a few focused years of discipleship can be. Not only did Chosen grow in God, but also they grow in purpose. They grew into men and women God called them to be.
In 2010, she began the Ramp School of Ministry to give as many students as possible the Chosen experience. This experience transcends age or gifting. It’s for anyone who is hungry to grow. The Chosen experience is marked by an unwavering commitment to follow Jesus. This commitment is lived out in a context of community, where students can inspire each other and hold each other accountable. They also learn to walk alongside leaders and grow in ministry opportunities.
What Do We Teach?
The core curriculum at RSM focuses on discipleship and leadership development. Both of those goals can only be realized through Bible-saturated teaching. Therefore, each class begins with Biblical foundations and then explores how to apply those principles in order to become better disciples and leaders. For a fuller explanation of what we teach, see the curriculum page.
What Do We Offer?
RSM is a two year program with a third-year internship option. During your two years at RSM, you take the core curriculum alongside your classmates. You also enroll in additional training programs as your interests lead you. We offer six training programs at RSM: advanced leadership, missions, worship, performing arts, media, and visual arts. At the end of your first year, you receive a certificate of completion. At the end of your second year, you receive a diploma and become eligible to apply for Ramp Internship opportunities. Those opportunities span the Ramp’s varying departments: Ramp Church, Ramp School of Ministry, Events, Worship, Media, etc. Our goal is not only to give you a classroom experience, but also to active you with hands-on leadership opportunities.
What is RSM Like?
Many people equate Bible classes with stoic instructors, irrelevant information, and boredom. That is not the case at the Ramp School of Ministry. Our classroom atmosphere is charged with expectancy, intensity, and rigor. We are persuaded that the knowledge of God is unattainable without the presence of God. Every class at RSM is an experience in His real, raw presence; it is in this atmosphere that the Word of God penetrates the hearts of students and brings transformation to their minds. Our students are challenged by dynamic teaching on kingdom principles that will catapult them into a lifetime of pursuing God and releasing the kingdom of God in every sphere of life and ministry.
At RSM, prayer isn’t just taught by lecture and note-taking, but by immersing students into passionate corporate prayer meetings on a daily basis. They learn to pray by praying alongside their classmates, instructors, and Ramp family. Our students become eyewitnesses to the power of prayer on a weekly basis, seeing healing, miracles, and answers manifest before them. Prayer ceases to be drudgery and becomes an exciting invitation to participate in the supernatural. At the end of our program, students will have spent well over 125 hours in united prayer as they seek God for His intervention in our generation.
Ramp Church launched in August of 2012 in order to build healthy lifestyles of both discipleship to Jesus Christ and relationship with fellow believers. Ramp Church is a vibrant, diverse body of believers who share a common hunger for Jesus and desire to see His kingdom advanced. Sunday morning services teach the principles of victorious living so members of the body of Christ can engage their world with the transforming power of Jesus. Wednesday nights focus on practical teaching and relationship building. Ramp Church is a place where students can grow in their relationship with God and with others.
Hamilton is “home away from home” to our students. Our student life activities promote a sense of family and belonging among students. RSM provides regular activities, social events, and the atmosphere to foster real, tight-knit relationships. Student council, volunteer committees, quarterly events, and small groups ensure that each student will find a place to connect and form meaningful relationships while enrolled in RSM.
Is RSM for You?
This is the primary question we want to ask: How are you investing into your purpose? At the Ramp School of Ministry, you have that opportunity. We cultivate an environment where your fire for God can increase and last. RSM is an environment where your fervency and your passion grow sharper while your mind is renewed by the word of God. You personally step into a new place in your walk with God, and you connect with others who are experiencing the same thing. If you are ready for that kind of commitment and change, then RSM is for you.