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

Join a Deaf Mennonite church in ministering to Deaf children and young adults, who are often marginalized. Interpret for Deaf youth in high school. Explore employment possibilities for Deaf youth. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Central America
  • Location Orange Walk, Belize
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training, Education, Leadership training

Assist and/or direct community summer programs at Immanuel Community Church (ICC) and Murray Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA) in New York City, including VBS, daily enrichment, and tutoring programs for children. Disciple youth and expand/develop a computer lab and ESL programs. Assist with a food pantry, clothing ministry, and prayer station outreaches.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program GO! summer
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Queens, N.Y., U.S.
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training, Health and community development

An elementary school teacher is needed for the Sunshine School, a partner of the Anglican International School of Jerusalem (AISJ). Teach mostly Palestinian Muslim children, many of whom have experienced trauma in early life.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Middle East
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Muslim ministry

Move into the bustling NYC neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, and join a church-planting team in partnership with Immanuel Community Church. While a multitude of people groups live in this neighborhood, the majority of the team's interactions will be with Chinese and Spanish speaking people. Build redemptive relationships in the community; explore the possibility of securing a local job and/or raising support.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service North America
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Health and community development, Pioneer witness

Connect short-term teams from the U.S. and elsewhere with service opportunities among EMM partner churches in Central America. Encourage individual churches in North America to develop relationships with Central American churches.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Central America
  • Location Honduras (or elsewhere in Central America)
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training, Leadership training

Work alongside the parents of a home for orphans to create a nurturing living environment.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training

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

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

Mentor children and youth while teaching basic English skills. ESL training or experience preferred.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Rural Cambodia
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training, Education

Work alongside the Evangelical Church of Tuzla in its various ministries, possibly including outreach to a minority ethnic group.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Health and community development, Pioneer witness

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

Intern with the organization We Help Children, focusing on prayer and service in an orphanage setting. Be a part of the healing journey for the children living there.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Central America
  • Location Guatemala
  • Ministry category Children at risk

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.