The ROC School of Urban Ministry (RSUM) is a private Christian school designed to
train students for Christian ministries. Our purpose to provide a spiritual, academic,
and cultural atmosphere that will produce well-rounded Christian leaders.
We provide substantial hands-on ministry training in a diverse urban environment,
which gives our students the practical experience necessary for success in ministry.
We believe to be successful in ministry you need to focus on three primary areas
of development.. The spiritual must come first in the life of a Christian. Daily
chapel services with on-fire preaching provides a portion of this emphasis. This
atmosphere is maintained in the classroom where every teacher is a dedicated Christian
Our second emphasis is on a strong academic curriculum. The curriculum provides a
strong theological and practical foundation for ministry in the urban community.
It is designed to not only to teach and preach to the masses, but also provides the
knowledge and discernment needed to reach out to the lost in a diverse urban community.
Thirdly, our curriculum emphasizes the practical side of church ministry. We teach
the techniques, methods, programs, and philosophies behind the ministry of The Richmond
Outreach Center (ROC). RSUM students have an incredible opportunity to work in the
ministries of The ROC and to learn the why's and how's of this successful ministry.