Death Valley National Park, CA, NV
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement
What We Do
ACMNP in Death Valley provides:
- Christian fellowship activities for visitors, residents, and employees
- Leadership development for ministry team members and seminarians
- Positive relationships among seasonal co-workers and internationals
- Pastoral care during emergencies
Interdenominational Services of Worship
Ministry teams lead interdenominational services of worship on Sundays (Thanksgiving through mid-May), pending National Park Service permit approval.
- Furnace Creek Inn, Date Grove: 10:30 AM NOTE: for April 24 - May 8, services at Date Grove will be held at 8:00am instead of 10:30am
Ministry Team Member Information
Our Death Valley teams are typically comprised of 2-4 individuals in two locations: Furnace Creek and Stovepipe Wells. These two locations are approximately 25 miles apart from one another.
- Winter placement only
- No mentor available for seminarians
- Catholic mass not available
Ministry team members seek employment from Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch or Death Valley Lodging Company at Stovepipe Wells, depending on ministry assignment offered.
- Preferred availability of October-May
- Dorm-style with shared bath
- Married housing is limited
- Retail at gift shops
- Restaurant/food service
- Front desk
- Bringing a car is highly encouraged!
* If you are interested in serving in Death Valley as a ministry team member, you must first apply with ACMNP. To learn more about working and living in Death Valley National Park (including employee housing costs), please visit www.furnacecreekresort.com or www.stovepipewells.com.
How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in Death Valley National Park
- Apply to serve as a ministry team member!
- Attend a service of worship during your next trip.
- Support our team by volunteering to serve on a local Ministry Support Committee.
- Contact us to learn more.
Information About The Park
Death Valley National Park boasts a land of extremes. While standing 282 feet below sea level at the lowest elevation in North America, you are able to look up at the Panamint Mountain range towering at over 11,000 ft elevation. With over three million acres of land to explore, this diverse park allows the opportunity to experience captivating sand dunes, snowcapped peaks, brilliant wildflowers, geological wonders, and even encounter a few ghost towns.
- Artist Palette
- Stovepipe Wells Sand Dunes
- Scotty’s Castle
- Badwater Basin
- Dante’s View
- Zabriskie Point
While this park’s name might suggest otherwise, Death Valley hosts many local wildlife in the region. As you explore, it is not uncommon to come across a diverse collection of wildlife including bighorn sheep, fox, deer, coyote, mountain lions, bobcats, and 36 different species of reptiles.
To learn more about travelling to Death Valley National Park, what the weather is like, park activities, or planning your trip, please visit www.nps.gov/deva.