A certificate program for emerging Christians seeking practical ministry leadership training in New York City

Training Areas

RAMP opportunities are available in the following ministry areas:

  • Pastoral ministry
  • Administration, Hospitality, and Connections
  • Community and Group Life and Discipleship
  • Mercy and Justice
  • Mission and Evangelism
  • Family Ministry, including youth and children’s ministry
  • Worship Arts
  • Production, media, and technology
  • Communication

Candidate Qualifications

A candidate must meet the following criteria to qualify for RAMP:

  • Be willing to regularly attend the RAMP church within the Redeemer Network to which he/she has been assigned an apprenticeship
  • Complete or have completed an undergraduate degree program from an accredited college or university prior to the start of RAMP
  • Be an active member of an Gospel-Centered Church and recommended by his/her church for RAMP
  • Demonstrate a clear motivation and strong desire to participate in this program “not for yourself”, but for the benefit of others and to the Glory of God

Program Outcomes

RAMP participants may experience any of the following outcomes:

  • Discern their vocational calling
  • Be exposed to a variety of ministry settings and be given opportunities to participate in the ministry of a local church.
  • Receive 1:1 coaching by a staff member in a local church who will help them process, discern, integrate and apply their learning
  • Develop in 9 biblical character areas
  • Understand the Redeemer DNA and philosophy of ministry
  • Develop skills in discipleship, leadership, evangelism, exegesis, and teaching
  • Be exposed to additional ministry settings, including one international church setting

Weekly Apprenticeship Schedule (20 hrs/week)

RAMP is a two-year commitment, September through May of each year. Each week, apprentices are required to complete 6 hours of coursework, 10 hours of ministry experience, and 4 hours of cohort participation. Between year 1 and year 2 during the summer, apprentices will spend 1-2 weeks overseas.


Education (6 hrs/wk)

Coursework through Redeemer City To City’s City Ministry Program (CMP)
The CMP 2024-2025 Dates are:
Fall Semester:
Classes begin September 3, 2024 and go till December 4, 2024
Spring Semester:
Classes begin January 26, 2025 and go till April 30, 2025

Experience (10 hrs/wk)

Ministry apprenticing at Redeemer LSQ

Character Development, Spiritual Growth, and Gospel Coaching (4 hrs/wk)

Weekly cohorts to process CMP coursework and receive training the following areas of character formation:
• A Person of Integrity
• A Faithful Leader
• Discerning
• A Good Steward
• Hospitable
• Apt to Teach and Teachable
• Humble
• Generous
• A Peacemaker (Not Quarrelsome)


Summer Overseas Immersion Program (1-2 weeks)

Short-term immersion program with an overseas local church to experience how ministry and the Gospel is contextualized.

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