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

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 Education, Hospitality

Strengthen and encourage a small body of believers by participating in discipleship and congregational life, as well as spending significant time reaching out to the community.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Kosovo
  • Ministry category Education, Hospitality, Muslim ministry, Pioneer witness

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

Bethlehem Bible College exists to offer high-quality theological education and training for Christian leaders. Explore options here.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Middle East
  • Ministry category Education

Practicing or retired professors are invited to teach for a semester at one of two possible universities. Share your expertise in areas of specialty such as leadership, theology, or ESL. The assignment can vary greatly depending on location.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location East Africa
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training

Teach "Essential Skills and Dispositions" courses at a private school to Vietnamese middle and high school students. Full-time schedule of 24 class periods per week (40 minutes per period). Language of instruction is English; Vietnamese interpretation provided. Orientation and curriculum introduction provided; ongoing coaching possible.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Vietnam
  • Ministry category Education, Community development, Pioneer witness

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 Education, Community development

Learn Chinese language and culture on location in the heart of the Silk Road. One-on-one learning options are available, as are two- to six-student class environments. Partner with both local and expatriate brothers and sisters.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Ministry category Education, Pioneer witness

Invest in the lives of American, Korean, and European missionary kids (MKs) as you teach and mentor at an international school for MKs in Central Asia. See your impact multiply as you provide educational support for families engaged in a wide variety of ministry assignments. Learn the local language and engage with the community, sharing your faith with nominally Muslim locals and encouraging the young local community of believers.

Additional information

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

Serve as a teacher at an international mission school. Possible subjects include (but are not limited to) Old/New Testament, missions, theology, church history, and Master of Divinity classes. Be involved in the spiritual and character formation of students through mentoring relationships. Resource workers on the field. Partner with and support the local church in a pastoral leadership role.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service South Asia
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training, Health

Serve as a teacher at a private K–8 school that is a missional presence in a small town. Possible subjects include English, music, computer, math, and physical education. Get involved in a local fellowship. Prior teaching experience in a school environment or a degree in education strongly desired.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South Asia
  • Ministry category Education, Pioneer witness

Serve as an English teacher at an international mission school. Be involved in the spiritual and character development of students through mentoring relationships. Partner with and support the local church.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South Asia
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training

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 Education, Hospitality

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 Education, Pioneer witness

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, Education

Work in a university setting teaching oral English.

Additional information

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

Develop relationships with urban refugees through teaching English, sports outreach, or other creative means. Background in peacebuilding, trauma healing, or development a plus.

Additional information

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

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, Community development, Hospitality

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, Education, Leadership training
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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.