College Ministry

Emily Ramage

Missouri Baptist University

Role: Women's Discipleship Coordinator
Mission Statement
Here at Missouri Baptist University, we seek to lead and support our students in spiritual growth, servant leadership, and international engagement.
Tell us about your journey to becoming a Campus Missionary.
This is a role that I never saw myself in, but the Lord has graciously showed His will through the process. I had heard about the position that MoBap had open through a friend, and I applied at the last minute. I went through three interview stages and ended up getting the job. Prior to this, I had been working as an associate with the Children's Director at the church I attend. I had thought that children's ministry was where the Lord was leading me, but upon hearing about this position and going through the interview process, I found myself longing to pour into college-aged women. My heart was being pulled toward college ministry and trusting more and more in the Lord's guidance through it.
What do you love about doing ministry on your campus?
I just started in this position, so I have yet to do a whole lot on campus given that it is summer, and the students are gone. I am looking forward to meeting with students, walking with them, and watching how the Lord works throughout this coming school year.

Tell us about yourself and your family.
I am a new college graduate. I graduated from Missouri Baptist University with my Ministry and Leadership degree and a minor in Business Management. I am originally from New Mexico which is where my family is currently at. I am the oldest of three; my little brothers are 20 and 11 years old. My first brother is also pursuing a ministry degree at a school in Texas, and my youngest brother just finished elementary school and is heading into middle school. Both of my parents are still working; my mom is an SLP in the school district, and my dad works as an accountant for a hospital.
What do you hope to see happen on your campus/within your ministry in the next few years?
Within the next few years, I would love to see God infiltrating the hearts of the students on campus. I hope that these girls, that I will be walking with, will be emboldened to not shy away from speaking about the Lord and to pour into those around them. I want to culture a place where those who are discipling can come to rest but to also show to their fellow students, peers, teammates, professors, coaches, and family members the urgency of following Christ and living as his ambassadors. I hope to see a campus that loves unconditionally and puts on full display the character of God. I want to help create a loving and vibrant Christian community for the students.
How can students connect with your ministry?
Students can connect through discipleship conversations, events that I will be hosting, events through the Office of Spiritual Life, and other various gatherings that will be held. This also would include weekly Chapel mornings, Tuesday night worship gatherings, and serve Saturday events.