onRAMP

What is onRAMP?

 

RAMP stands for Resident Assistant in Ministry Program.  onRAMP is an internship at Glen Ellyn Covenant Church that offers a unique setting in which participants gain valuable ministry skills and experience in an intentional Christian living environment.  We hope that it will be an “on-ramp” of sorts for individuals who are exploring a vocational call in ministry leadership.  onRAMP allows interns to focus on an area of interest within the church and lead those ministries alongside seasoned ministry staff who are mentoring them and preparing them for leadership.  The goal of onRAMP is to raise up leaders in the Church.  We accomplish this goal by creating an environment where young leaders gain the necessary experience needed for ministry in an environment where they can process what they are learning with others who are passionate about the same things.

 

onRAMP interns will be provided with rent free housing.  As part of the program, the interns will work 15-20 hours per week in their respective ministry area at Glen Ellyn Covenant Church.  It is required that onRAMP interns attend Glen Ellyn Covenant Church throughout their internship.  It is encouraged that onRAMP interns have another part-time job or are going to school.

 

 

There are two major aspects to onRAMP.

 

1. The Internship

 

During a one- or two- year commitment, onRAMP interns will work alongside a staff member to accomplish the goals and vision of GECC.  Throughout the program, interns will participate in monthly leadership development meetings to discuss books, process experiences, and discern future ministry opportunities.



2. The House

 

The interns of onRAMP will live rent free in an intentional Christian living environment provided by GECC.  The house is co-ed with both common social living spaces and private bedroom and bathroom space.  Residents will agree to a behavioral covenant as well as house rules and responsibilities.  The vision for this part of the program is for interns to have an intentional community in which to process their internship experience and grow in spiritual and social maturity.



CLICK HERE to read the onRAMP Expectations, Behavioral Covenant, and House Rules & Responsibilities.

Internships

onRAMP has four internships available in the areas of Children's Ministry, Student Ministry, or Worship Arts Ministry.  All internships require that one be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, have a specific passion for and familiarity with the area of focus, a teachable spirit and a collaborative attitude.  

  • Children's Ministry - Ministry Assistant

    Responsibilities

    • 4-5 hrs/week on midweek children’s program
    • 4-5 hrs/week on Sunday School program
    • 3-5 hrs/week of administrative support in children’s ministry
    • 1-2 hrs/week of professional development within the sphere of children’s ministry
  • Student Ministry - Jr-High Ministry Assistant

    Responsibilities

    • 4-5 hrs/week on midweek children’s program
    • 4-5 hrs/week on Sunday School program
    • 3-5 hrs/week of administrative support in children’s ministry
    • 1-2 hrs/week of professional development within the sphere of student ministry
    • Participate in the winter retreat and in the planning and execution of various group events throughout the year


  • Student Ministry - High School Ministry Assistant

    Responsibilities

    • 8-10 hrs/week on Jr-High midweek program
    • 2-3 hrs/week on contact work with students and families
    • 2-3 hrs/week of administrative support in student ministries
    • 1-2 hrs/week of professional development within the sphere of student ministry
    • Participate in the winter retreat and in the planning and execution of various group events throughout the year
    • If possible, participate in the summer trip
  • Worship Arts - Ministry Assistant

    Requirement: Ability to play an instrument (preferably guitar or piano) and sing simultaneously in a worship leader role


    Responsibilities

    • 4-5 hrs/week on Sunday morning service
    • 3-5 hrs/week on midweek rehearsal
    • 5-7 hrs/week on worship service crafting and planning
    • 1-2 hrs/week on professional development within the sphere of worship arts ministry

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