Contribute to an inner-city church by assisting in children’s ministry, Sunday worship, immigrant ministry, and/or church building renovation and maintenance.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Halle, Germany
  • Ministry category Community development, Leadership training, Muslim ministry

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, Community development

Get involved in the church life of Rivers Edge Fellowship, a diverse congregation in Lancaster City that includes a large Nepalese refugee population. Play your part in the church’s various ministries by using your organizational gifts for coordination and communication.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Community development

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, Community development

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, Community development, Pioneer witness

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

People with a passion for building relationships are needed to model a viable biblical lifestyle in this predominantly non-Christian setting. Partner with a local church to equip believers and build relationships within the community. Become part of a missional community.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Wales, U.K.
  • Ministry category Community development, Hospitality, Leadership training

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, Community development, Pioneer witness

Grow in leadership and discipleship skills by working with youth groups as they connect with refugee children and youth during the summer Kingdom Team (K-team) program. Help lead discipleship training sessions for youth groups and service opportunities among immigrants and refugees in Lancaster. 

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Discipleship Team
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Community development, Leadership training

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

Work in community development as a trained counselor, health professional, consultant, engineer, agricultural specialist, or teacher in a multicultural city in Central Asia. Get involved in a local fellowship or house church. Four-year university degree required.

Additional information

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

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, Community development

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

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 Education, Community development, Hospitality

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, Community development

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, Community development

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
  • Location Cambodia
  • Ministry category Community development

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, Community development

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.