Design our next worship booklet contest!

Nov 29, 2012

Seeking all creative friends: ACMNP is finally remaking the worship booklets, and we need your help to design the cover!   Read More

Seeking a full-time pastor near Yellowstone National Park, MT

Oct 17, 2012

Announcing our search for a Pastor of Mt. Republic Chapel of Peace Church: Cooke City, MT  Read More

Our new recruiters... look for them at a school near you!

Oct 04, 2012

Meet our new recruiters for 2012-2013, Andrew Bellisle and Lisa Larson!  Soon Andrew and Lisa will hit the road, helping us recruit 200 new ministry team members for summer and winter 2013 ministry placements in the parks.  You can find them at undergraduate and seminary campuses, in churches, and at conference events across the nation. Be sure to check our calendar regularly to find out when ACMNP will be recruiting at a location near you! Read More

Voices on awe and worship in the parks

Sep 10, 2012

Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine recently published an article about how national parks are sources of inspiration - wilderness areas that can replenish our souls and lead our eyes heavenward.  In the words of Wallace Stegner, national parks are "the best idea we ever had" - for so many reasons! Read More

Park photos: best of the best!

Aug 24, 2012

We're convinced that America's national parks are some of the most impressive places in the world.  They are beautiful, sacred, wild, rugged, dangerous, and truly awesome.  And they're where our teams spend their days each summer and winter - encountering God through creation and helping others do the same. Read More

Introducing David Degler, Director of Program and Leadership Advancement

Aug 09, 2012

It's our pleasure to announce the newest addition to our National Office staff, the Rev. David Degler, as our new Director of Program & Leadership Advancement.  This is a new position created to coordinate and oversee all components of our ministry program in the parks.  We are excited that this position will bring energy, creativity, and resources to the local Ministry Support Committees who directly support ACMNP's teams each summer.  In addition, David will use technology, mentors, and other resources to see that team members who serve with ACMNP develop leadership qualities and skills for future service in the local church.  Read More

Heaven Fest, here we come!

Jul 16, 2012

Here at ACMNP, we're all about worship.  Leading it, experiencing it, and living it as a 24/7 lifestyle in the natural sanctuaries of the parks.  Our ministry teams lead worship atop mountains, in forests, and within canyons.  (And sometimes even in the presence of deer-eating bears, as our team in Sequoia witnessed this summer!)   Read More

Check out our new site!

Jun 06, 2012

Welcome to the brand spanking new website of A Christian Ministry in the National Parks!  Read More

It’s beginning again…

May 28, 2012

The last few weeks, our teams have been taking finals, buying headlamps and work pants, packing their suitcases, and saying goodbye to family and friends who they may not see for the next three months. Now they’re flying or driving to remote parts of the country, meeting new roommates, showing up for the job, and writing their first sermons.  Read More

Seeking Prayer Partners

May 01, 2012

Even if you don’t live near a national park or have another summer to spare, you can still join the adventure of serving with ACMNP!  Read More

"It was a great challenge and stretching experience to learn how to lead and equip others for ministry, not being over-controlling or non-present. In the seminary context, I hope to talk through some of these learning and challenging experiences with my professors."
– Jonathan, Calvin Theological Seminary 2011

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