Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement
What We Do
ACMNP in Mt. Rushmore 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.
- Rushmore Amphitheater: 8:30 AM
Ministry Team Member Information
Our team in Mt. Rushmore is typically four ministry team members, all of whom serve in the same park location.
- Summer placement only
- Mentors available for seminarians
- Catholic mass not available
Ministry team members seek employment from Xanterra at Mt. Rushmore restaurants and gift shops
- Preferred availability of mid-May through end of August or early September
- Dorm-style with shared bath
- Married housing available
- Retail at gift shops
- Restaurant/food service
- Bringing a car is necessary at Mt. Rushmore!
* If you are interested in serving in Mt. Rushmore as a ministry team member, you must first apply with ACMNP. To learn more about working and living in Mt. Rushmore, (including employee housing costs), please visit http://www2.coolworks.com/rushmore/jobs.html.
How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in Mt. Rushmore
- 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
Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, is a testament to America’s past, present, and future. This country’s rich heritage comes to life on the colossal faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln – forever carved into granite atop the mountain. This park sees millions of visitors each year and provides the opportunity to interact with guests from all over the world.
Surrounding Mt. Rushmore are South Dakota’s rugged Black Hills and the nearby Custer State Park. Camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and climbing are just a few of the many activities popular throughout the nearby cliffs, mountains, and pristine lakes.
- Presidential Trail
- Sculptor’s Studio
- Custer State Park
- Jewel Cave National Monument
- Wind Cave National Park
- Badlands National Park
Rocky Mountain goats inhabit the steep cliffs within Rushmore’s Black Hills, as do deer, chipmunks, and turkey vultures among others.
To learn more about travelling to Mt. Rushmore, what the weather is like, park activities, or planning your trip, please visit http://www.nps.gov/moru/index.htm.