Advanced Leadership Development Program

Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP)

The Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP) is a leadership growth and development program unique to A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP). ALDP participants will explore their Christian leadership capacities identified in the Lion’s Lead Leadership Assessment, spearhead a ministry project in their assigned park, assist with the ACMNP National Training Conference, and reflect on their leadership development during and after their season. Participants will receive leadership training and support from ACMNP National Staff, Ministry Support Committee, and a mentor. Upon completion of all program requirements, participants will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

If chosen to participate in ACMNP’s Advanced Leadership Development Program, you will be asked to embrace significant, faith-stretching challenges and responsibilities. As you respond to God’s leadership calling, you will help develop others and make a positive impact on the park communities. We will rely on you to lead where you land and leave a lasting mark on your park community and the ACMNP Ministry Team in the name of Jesus Christ.

Learn more about the Advanced Leadership Development Program through the eyes of ALDP alum Ryan Perkins in this short video!

Application Process

  1. Before applying to ALDP, you must apply to ACMNP’s ministry program online at You must be accepted into the summer ParkLife Program to be a part of ALDP. You may be offered a summer placement before ALDP participants are chosen.
  2. After completing your ACMNP application, fill out the ALDP application. Complete your ALDP application by Tuesday, Feb. 20. Applications may close before Feb. 20 if all ALDP spots have been filled. We recommend submitting your ALDP application in before Feb. 20.
  3. Final decisions on ALDP participants will be made on or before Friday, Feb. 23.


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ALDP Application

When you are ready, click here to submit your application to be considered for the Advanced Leadership Development Program.

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