Participate in an existing house/simple church network in Chile by working alongside business people and their families. Engage in 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

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

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

Collaborate with a team that is developing relationships and structures for a marketing consulting platform for local and international business projects. Skills in marketing and business management required, along with a commitment to sharing the gospel along the historic Silk Road.

Additional information

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

Will write articles and take related photos to facilitate communication with the North American constituency about EMM's work in the East Africa region.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location East Africa
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Muslim ministry, Pioneer witness, International partnerships

Work with partners along the Silk Road and around the world in an import/export business. Focus on goods such as food products, coffee, textiles, and possibly others. Be willing to invest significant time in the global business market.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Pioneer witness

Intern at The Stroopie Co., a benefit corporation that bakes traditional Dutch cookies (“stroopwafels”) while providing employment to the refugee community in Lancaster County. Learn how kingdom business can be a vehicle for holistic transformation in people’s lives.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Discipleship training

Make guests from all over the world feel cared for and welcomed at Amani Gardens Inn (formerly the Mennonite Guesthouse). Help managers stay in touch with the changing needs of guests. Engage with guests during breakfast and dinner; join them for tea when possible. Pastoral gifts, hospitable personality, and international experience desired.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Hospitality, International partnerships

Bridge the Gap is a 14-week mission internship that equips young adults to thrive in a cross-cultural environment. Based at Immerse International, the internship places young adults from North America alongside recently-arrived young adults from various countries to live, work and learn together. Begin a life journey of building relational bridges in a globalized world!

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Millersville, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Discipleship training, Health and community development

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

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.