Perhaps the greatest and most challenging aspect of ACMNP is that it’s an interdenominational ministry. Team members come from different Christian backgrounds and walks of faith. At Glacier Bay, I had the opportunity to work with people from different theological perspectives.
One of the outstanding challenges was learning how to be unified in our love of God and God’s creation when each of us had a different perception of what it means to love God and love our neighbor.
The opportunity to work closely with others from different backgrounds for an entire summer helps foster respect and dialogue not only outside of, but also within the Christian faith. Spending time with people in intentional community softly disrupts prejudices we don’t even realize we hold– prejudices that impede our ability to fully love God and fully love others. I am deeply grateful that I had the chance to have met and worked with so many gracious teammates and co-workers who challenged the way I think about God and the world.
Elsa K., Glacier Bay National Park, 2016
The Lord said, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”