Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim), AZ
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement
What We Do
ACMNP in the South Rim 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, pending National Park Service permit approval.
- West Rim worship site: 8:30 AM, 7:00 PM (nightly)
- Mather Campground: 9:00 AM
- Shrine of the Ages (with Grand Canyon Community Church): 8:15 AM, 11:00 AM
Ministry Team Member Information
Our team in the South Rim is typically 15-18 ministry team members who split into smaller teams for leading worship services.
- Summer only
- Mentors available for seminarians
- Catholic mass nearby for interested team members
Ministry team members seek employment from Xanterra in the restaurants, gift shops, and hotels of Grand Canyon Village along the South Rim.
- Preferred availability of mid-May through early September
- Dorm-style or cabins with shared bath
- Married housing sometimes available
- Retail at gift shops
- Restaurant/food service
- Front desk/bellhop
- Bringing a car is not necessary but encouraged.
* If you are interested in serving in the Canyon South Rim as a ministry team member, you must first apply with ACMNP. To learn more about working and living in the South Rim (including employee housing costs), please visit http://www.grandcanyonlodges.com/Work-Here-417.html.
How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in the south rim
- 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
At 15 miles across and one mile deep, the Grand Canyon is a World Heritage Site in northwestern Arizona that’s truly a marvel to behold. The South Rim is the most accessible area of the park, open to visitors year round.
The Grand Canyon, divided by the Colorado River, will awe you with its geologic features, rock formations, layers upon layers of canyon, streams and pools, and distinctly different habitats. As you descend in elevation towards the river, you’ll pass through semi-arid desert, ponderosa pines, juniper forest, desert scrub, cacti, and sandy beaches. Activities available at the South Rim include hiking, backpacking, mule riding, and rafting the Colorado River (a three-week trip).
- Hermits Rest
- Desert View
- Indian Gardens
- South Kaibab Trail
- Bright Angel Trail
Commonly considered to be in the Upper Sonoran Life Zone, the South Rim includes species like mule deer, bighorn sheep, rock squirrels, gray fox, coyotes, skunks, and bats.
To learn more about travelling to the South Rim, what the weather is like, park activities, or planning your trip, please visit http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm.