After prayer and careful deliberation by our staff, it is my honor to extend to you the call to serve as a ministry team member with A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP) at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
If you accept this call to ministry, you will provide worship services for those who visit, work, and live in the national park. You will strive to give faithful witness to the power and love of Jesus Christ to everyone with whom you come in contact. You will be a servant leader.
Don’t take this call or your personal preparation lightly. Work, life, and ministry in the park can be difficult. Pay careful attention to your planning and training. As the Apostle Paul modeled for us, the combination of work and ministry will provide life-changing opportunities for you and the individuals with whom you will interact. In the unique setting of the national park, much of your ministry will be informal as you serve the Lord through your job.
ACMNP expects that you will be a light of Christ’s love through your attitude and work ethic. As you embrace the missional life, you will have countless opportunities to maximize your impact as you build relationships with co-workers and visitors. If you are open to what God can do, you will certainly be blessed through the challenge as you serve in one of the most amazing places on earth. Welcome to the ACMNP family!
Amy Kennedy and Dave Degler