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 East/Central Europe
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Education, Hospitality

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 East/Central Europe
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Education, Hospitality

Join an international church planting team in a village on the outskirts of Prague, Czech Republic.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East/Central Europe
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Leadership training, Pioneer witness

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
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training, Education, Leadership training
Live in a dorm for university students in Phnom Penh. Teach conversational English, serve as a Christian mentor, and discover ways to serve in this dynamic city.

Additional information

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

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
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Health and community development, Leadership training
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
  • Ministry category 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
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Discipleship training, Health and community development

Disciple youth groups through leading one-week Kingdom teams serving in Lancaster, Pa., working with refugees in Lancaster City. Lead sessions and service opportunities and engage one-on-one with refugees and Kingdom team members.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program GO! summer
  • Region of service North America
  • Ministry category Discipleship training

Additional information

  • Service term length or program K-team
  • Region of service North America
  • Ministry category Discipleship 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
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training, 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
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Leadership training, Pioneer witness

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

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.