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

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

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

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

Work with children, youth, or young adults in an international fellowship planted strategically along the Silk Road. Build relationships with expats from around the world. A visa can be acquired by studying the language locally. Applicants should have the ability to adapt in a complex international environment.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Ministry category Discipleship training

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

The 10-month EQUIP missionary training teaches interns principles that lead to reproducible church planting. Interns also gain experience in putting these principles into practice through ministry in New York City.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location New York City, U.S.
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Help conduct English camps during the summer of 2016. Must have experience working with high-school-aged youth.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program GO! summer
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Czech Republic
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Education, Hospitality

Join a 10-month international discipleship school called Vida220 that challenges young adults to experience growth as disciples of Jesus as well as servanthood in the church and beyond. Engage in intense training, practical ministry experiences, and leadership opportunities.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Central America
  • Location Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Ministry category Discipleship training

Live in a dorm for university students in Phnom Penh. Teach conversational English, serve as a Christian mentor, and discover ways of serving in this dynamic city.

Additional information

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

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

Join a local church community that seeks to be part of gospel transformation in southwest Baltimore. Serve through a variety of community ministries, including a small school run by the church. Learn principles of holistic urban ministry.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Baltimore, Md., U.S.
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, 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

Disciple youth groups who are participating in one-week Kingdom teams (K-teams) to work with refugees in Lancaster City. Lead sessions and service opportunities; engage one-on-one with refugees and K-team participants.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program GO! summer
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Health and community development, Leadership training

In support of local church vision, build local relationships to bring the gospel to the community. Teaching positions and student ministry opportunities are possible avenues for relationship-building.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Korçë or Shkodër, Albania
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Education, Pioneer witness

Disciple local believers in house church or simple church communities in the Andes Mountains. Agricultural work and English teaching are also possible.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Andes Mountains, Chile
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Work with students at the Lezha Academic Center, a Christian secondary school staffed by American and Albanian teachers. Plan events and ways to connect with students relationally, or work as a teacher.

Additional information

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

Serve as a medical professional working with the Peruvian Mennonite Church in its healthcare ministry among the Quechua.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Cusco, Peru and surrounding region
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Health and community development, Leadership training

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

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
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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.