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Zion National Park, UT

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement

What We Do

ACMNP in Zion 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.

  • South Campground Amphitheater: 8:00 AM
  • Zion Lodge Auditorium: 10:00 AM

Ministry Team Member Information

Our team in Zion is typically 3-5 ministry team members, all of whom serve in the same park location.

  • Summer only
  • Mentors not available for seminarians
  • Catholic mass nearby for interested team members

Employment Information

Ministry team members seek employment from Xanterra at Zion Lodge.

Dates:

  • Preferred availability of mid-May through end of August

Employee housing:

  • Dorm-style with shared bath
  • Married housing available

Typical Jobs:

  • Retail at gift shops
  • Restaurant/food service
  • Front desk/bellhop
  • Housekeeping

Transportation:

  • Bringing a car is necessary in Zion!

* If you are interested in serving in Zion as a ministry team member, you must first apply with ACMNP. To learn more about working and living in Zion (including employee housing costs), please visit http://www.zionlodge.com/work-here-866.html.


How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in Zion


Information About The Park

Zion will take your breath away with its contrast of red, pink, orange, and yellow sandstone cliff walls painted atop sparkling turquoise waters and below radiant blue skies. Narrow slot canyons, high plateaus, rock cliffs and towers, huge mesas, and a deep valley fill this park in southwestern Utah.

Canyons are Zion’s pride and joy, as many hikes within the park involve trekking through water. Popular activities here include hiking, backpacking, biking, rock climbing, stargazing, caving, and wading through Zion’s many streams.

Popular Destinations

  • Angels Landing
  • Emerald Pool
  • The Narrows
  • Observation Point
  • The Temples and Towers of the Virgin
  • Court of the Patriarchs

Wildlife

This desert-like environment with 5,000 feet of elevation change is inhabited by mule deer, wild turkeys, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, California condors, and peregrine falcons, along with many nocturnal creatures.


Outside Resources

To learn more about travelling to Zion, what the weather is like, park activities, or planning your trip, please visit http://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm.

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Ministry Team Experience

Wes
Zion National Park, UT, 2011

When I learned I was accepted to serve with ACMNP in Zion National Park and as I prepared to begin my summer, I expected God to do great things.Read More

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"The best thing this summer was meeting all of the international students. I now have tons of friends to visit all over Asia because of this experience."
– Roxanne, Zion 2011