Long-term assignments

2 years or longer
ages 20 and older

Travel around the region to a circuit of churches, or offer training in a relevant specialty (e.g. evangelism, discipleship, etc.). This position could belong to a non-resident worker who visited the region once or twice a year.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya (or elsewhere in East Africa)
  • Ministry category Leadership training, Pioneer witness, International partnerships

Participate in an existing house/simple church network in Chile by working alongside business people and their families. Ongoing proactive discipleship of national leaders. Possible part time work/business in the community.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Various regions of Chile
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Discipleship training, Leadership training

Collaborate with a team of Christians to launch new business ventures in a pioneering mission location. Entrepreneurs, managers, financial directors, marketing experts, human resources directors, and spiritual mentors are needed.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Africa, Central America, South America, East Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, South Asia
  • Location Various locations
  • Ministry category Business for transformation

Teach English or computer skills to villagers willing to discuss spiritual matters. Native English speakers with at least two years of college in any field are qualified. A TESOL certificate would be helpful.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Central Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Education, Muslim ministry

Contribute to an inner-city church by assisting in children’s ministry, Sunday worship, immigrant ministry, and/or church building renovation and maintenance.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Halle, Germany
  • Ministry category Health and community development, Leadership training, Muslim ministry

Work with the EMM team and a local Chilean couple to develop a Christian retreat center/camp on a beautiful island property near Puerto Montt. This position is ideal for those with skills in design and creativity, construction, and/or gardening and upkeep. Intermediate proficiency in Spanish is necessary.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Tenglo Island, Chile
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Children at risk, Health and community development

Facilitate conversational English groups or classes in one of several possible settings. Interact with participants informally as time allows, participate in a Czech church, and build relationships.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Education, Hospitality

Teach or work in administration at Rosslyn Academy, a K–12 school for missionary and international children in Nairobi. Positions posted yearly; visit rosslynacademy.org for details.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ministry category Education

Teach at Academia Los Pinares in Tegucigalpa. Housing and salary offered. Visit pinares.org for me information.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Central America
  • Location Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Ministry category Education

Teach English at any level in communities otherwise closed to Christian workers.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Central Asia, Middle East
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Education

Teach at PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in Cusco. ESL training or experience preferred. The school year runs from March 1 through mid-December. Some proficiency in Spanish is necessary.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Cusco, Peru
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Health and community development

Teach in isolated rural or island schools near Puerto Montt. The school year runs from March through December. Intermediate Spanish ability is required. Also possible to teach English to professionals to build relationships and for simple church networking.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Puerto Montt, Chile and surrounding region
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Health and community development

Teach at LCC International University in Klaipeda, a historic city on the Baltic Sea. Support community formation, spiritual growth, and cultural integration of students. See a current list of open positions at lcc.lt/where-you-fit.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Ministry category Education, Hospitality, Leadership training

Help with a children’s character development program, and possibly discipleship and mentoring within a rural house church movement. College degree in education preferred.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Cambodia
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Health and community development

Experienced pastor needed to develop relationships with and coach local pastors and leaders. Experience in pastoring and/or pastoral counseling required.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Lithuania
  • Ministry category Leadership training

Entrepreneurs, business consultants, accountants, and others with business training and experience will use their skills in the marketplace to have a social, economic, and spiritual impact in a small developing country. Various business opportunities abound for people with initiative and flexibility.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Central Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Muslim ministry

Work in a growing bakery in East Asia that supplies baked goods to local coffee shops along the Silk Road, or manage one of the coffee shops. Passion for baking, coffee, and training others needed.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Hospitality

Join a local congregation in a town setting and share gifts of music, preaching, and teaching English.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Bulgaria
  • Ministry category Hospitality, Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Help develop and improve the educational program of Bezaleel, a Mennonite boarding school for rural K’ekchi’ youth in grades 7–12. Assist with administrative duties. School year starts in January. 

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Central America
  • Location Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
  • Ministry category Education, Health and community development, Hospitality

Assist at Siloé, a ministry center on Tenglo Island that offers a place for camping, retreats, and summer workshops for children. Camp development experience helpful.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Tenglo Island/Puerto Montt, Chile
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training, Health and community development
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Getting started with an EMM assignment

  • Serving with EMM
  • What would I do?
  • Where would I go?
  • How does it happen?
  • Training
  • Service length

We are excited that you are exploring mission and service opportunities with Eastern Mennonite Missions.

EMM strives to help you discern and discover your call to ministry and match it with the opportunities that exist within the EMM community of relationships and partners.

If God is calling you to cross-cultural ministry, we invite you to contact us and begin the discernment process.

At EMM we know that God gifts people very differently so we do not expect everyone to serve in the same way. We expect a person's ministry to line up with their gifts, interests and calling. Your ministry can be built on your expertise and/or interest in teaching, business, hospitality, medicine and other types of ministry.


Explore specific EMM opportunities to fit your interests or training.

EMM has over 146 personnel serving in over 36 countries. We have been involved in many locations for decades. Our experience and history has enabled us to build valuable relationships that enable us to partner effectively with local believers and other mission initiatives.

Discover more about EMM's work in regions around the world.

To begin your journey in ministry with EMM you can do two things:

1 - Contact one of EMM's personnel placement coaches. Both Jimm and Sherrie are trained to help you discern your call to ministry and match you to a specifc location and ministry.

Contact Jimm Derksen if you are interested in a long-term assignment.
Contact Sherrie Ober if you are interested in a Mission internship.

2 - Start the EMM application process.


EMM places a high value on preparation for and continued learning throughout workers' assignments.
Effective training is Christ-centered, transformational, and equips people to become lifelong learners as well as trainers of others.

EMM training focuses on such things as discipleship, character development, servant leadership, mentoring, conflict and stress management, and self-care - in addition to context-specific ministry skills. Training expectations are dependent on mission assignment and term length.

Click here for more details of the training opportunities EMM provides.

EMM has mission and service opportunities for both short-term and long-term service - almost anything from 2 weeks to 4 years.

Click here for an overview of EMM's sending programs. There is something for almost everyone.

If you already know which program best suits you, click on one of these to see what opportunities are available: Kingdom teams | GO! summer| Mission internships | Long-term.